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Barnton Bar kick-starts new partnership with Shapes for free night of disco and house

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Shapes, the largest DJ promotion company in the Forth Valley area, have announced a partnership with Stirling’s Barnton Bar to host a new house and disco music night with free entry.

The bar, located on Barnton Street in Stirling City Centre, will host four of Shapes‘ resident DJs for the first time on Saturday, February 12 between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Shapes are known for producing the ever popular ‘Shapes at the Jail’ event in Stirling’s Old Town Jail, and the Barnton’s new leadership are looking forward to hosting the locally renowned DJs.

Shapes’ DJs will be playing at the Barnton Bar on Saturday, 12 February with free entry. credit: Shapes / Barnton Bar

David King, a University of Stirling student and the venue’s new manager, said: “As a student myself I understand that Stirling is limited on its nightlife.

“With our recent price revamp we have become the cheapest place to enjoy a night out through the week and have plans going forward to start up new nights on a regular basis.

“First up, we have partnered with the rock and metal society to reintroduce our rock nights on the first Thursday of every month.

“We are also so excited to announce an ongoing partnership with Ryan Hamblett of Shapes at the Jail, the biggest night out in Stirling, to have a shapes branded night once a month starting from this Saturday.

“Unlike our previous DJ sets, this will see 4 DJs on from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. keeping the energy up and the dancing going.”

Shapes at the Jail. credit: Shapes

King also emphasised that safety was of paramount importance to the venue:

“With the recent spate of spiking reports through the town, I want the Barnton to be known as a safe place for students to come and drink.

“On the weekends we have door staff on and have a strict no drugs policy. We have been using the bottle toppers on bottles of VK handed out on a weekend too, to emphasise our stance.

“Our bar staff have been instructed to follow the Ask Angela policy too for anyone who suspects any foul play.

“Going forward we are going to see wholesale changes to the bar as we hope to create a unique identity in the historic city of Stirling attracting students and tourists alike. We can’t wait till Saturday and hope to see you all there.”

The Barnton’s new management say they want the bar to be a safe space for punters to enjoy. credit: Barnton Bar

Featured image credit: Shapes / Barnton Bar

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