Posts written by Dougie Jackson




Classic Car Show

Saturday June 10th, 2018 saw Zap! Entertainment roar into South Lanarkshire to help produce the annual Classic Car Show with Hamilton BID Ltd. Stilt walkers, jazz bands, street theatre performers and a small army of face painters entertained the crowds whilst they enjoyed both the sunshine and the 100-plus vintage vehicles on display across the […]

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We’re 10 years old!

Scottish production company, Zap! Entertainment Ltd is 10 years old this year. Join us, as we retrace our steps by highlighting a few of the past decade’s more memorable gigs. It’s been an interesting journey on a road with more twists and turns than a theme park rollercoaster. Check out our timeline below…

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SLC’s Christmas Light Switch-ons

Zap! Entertainment initially got involved with South Lanarkshire’s Christmas Lights Campaign way back in 2007 when we put our “High School Musical” song and dance show on stage at Lanark’s Festive Street Market. From that one-off gig, we’ve gone on to produce SLC’s Seasonal Switch-ons every November for more than a decade. With a programme […]

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Comedy Festival 2015

Zap! Entertainment’s first foray into comedy promotion happened in late summer 2015 when were commissioned to produce the “Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival”.   With a programme schedule that included 9 days of pub/club/coffee bar/restaurant gigs we featured: comedy and karaoke singalongs curry/comedy buffet laugh-ins kids’ comedy workshops comedy movie nights stand-up shows and open-mic contests […]

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Jedward at The Glasgow Show 2011

There’s only one gig on our “Top Ten Events Of The Decade” timeline that gets mentioned twice and that’s The Glasgow Show. Zap! Entertainment’s long-term working relationship with Glasgow City Council on this highly successful event is documented further down the page (keep reading and you’ll discover it’s our top pick for 2009). However, due […]

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The Glasgow Show

It began life in 2002 as a flower show attended by a few thousand people. By 2013 – its final year – The Glasgow Show had grown into something akin to Disneyland, becoming the highlight of the city’s summer events schedule and attracting more than 70,000 visitors. Held every year across “The Fair” holiday weekend, […]

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Tartan Party On The Green 2007

When more than 61,000 people applied for only 51,000 tickets to the Scotland-Italy Euro 2008 qualifier back in November 2007, Glasgow City Council thought it might be a good idea to organise an official “overspill event” for the 10,000+ football fans that would otherwise have been left at the turnstiles. So, the world’s biggest marquee […]

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