Magma is a weekly networking, performance & workshop event for those involved in local music. It takes place throughout our main room, AV production suite, and conference room. It is also open to young people aged 14+ until 10.30pm. The goal of Magma is to help expand Aberdeen’s music scene, and as such, there’s no admission charge.

Magma is about:

• encouraging more artists to perform live and gain valuable experience from doing so;
• enabling younger artists aged 14-18 to perform to an audience in a safe & reputable music venue;
• establishing an environment conducive to improvisation;
• helping experienced performers shake off stage rust, road test new equipment, and try out new material on a live audience;
• facilitating the formation of new bands;
• creating an opportunity for established bands to recruit members;
• providing young engineers with a means of gaining production experience;
• introducing engineers to state-of-the-art live audio/video streaming & production technology;
• holding workshops for those interested in music promotion & management, etc.;
• building a passionate audience invested in local music at grassroots level.

Krakatoa provides:

• amplified backline and drum kit;
• PA system, mixer, microphones and video cameras;
• access to 64-track digital audio recorder, a 16-channel video recording/streaming console;
• experienced “house” session musicians;
• assistance of experienced AV technicians.