5 episodes

Celebrating the rise of one of the world’s most iconic venues, this podcast marks 10 years of The Ovo Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, taking listeners on a journey which starts with the seed of an idea right through to the venue becoming the second busiest ON THE PLANET!


Hosted by presenter Katy J and featuring soundbites and interviews with the global names who have played the venue’s hallowed stage right through to the seamstress who stitched missing buttons onto Dolly Parton’s costume right before she took to the stage! 


HYDR10, A PODCAST is an immersive, behind the scenes podcast, which will give you - the listener - access to some of the greatest moments in Scottish Entertainment history, whilst celebrating The Ovo Hydro’s tenth birthday.

HYDR10 The Big Light / Ovo Hydro

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Celebrating the rise of one of the world’s most iconic venues, this podcast marks 10 years of The Ovo Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, taking listeners on a journey which starts with the seed of an idea right through to the venue becoming the second busiest ON THE PLANET!


Hosted by presenter Katy J and featuring soundbites and interviews with the global names who have played the venue’s hallowed stage right through to the seamstress who stitched missing buttons onto Dolly Parton’s costume right before she took to the stage! 


HYDR10, A PODCAST is an immersive, behind the scenes podcast, which will give you - the listener - access to some of the greatest moments in Scottish Entertainment history, whilst celebrating The Ovo Hydro’s tenth birthday.

    Episode 1 - Hello Hydro!

    Episode 1 - Hello Hydro!

    Join host Katy J, Simple Minds’ frontman Jim Kerr, STV’s Laura Boyd and journalist Billy Sloan, as we step behind the scenes and find out where it all began for Scotland’s biggest entertainment venue - The Ovo Hydro - as it celebrates its 10th birthday.

    • 13 min
    Episode 2 - Hurdy Gurdy Gurdy In The Windae Boxes

    Episode 2 - Hurdy Gurdy Gurdy In The Windae Boxes

    Scotland’s Still Game holds the joint record for most shows at the Ovo Hydro and we hear what *really* happened during that 51 date run from stars Sanjeev Kohli and Gavin Mitchell aka Navid and Boaby the Barman!. Plus host Katy J is joined by rapper Bemz, Actor Atta Yaqub and singer/songwriter Cammy Barnes to talk 10 years of The world’s second busiest venue!

    • 15 min
    Episode 3 - Let Us Entertain You!

    Episode 3 - Let Us Entertain You!

    We know all about the massive stars who’ve graced the Ovo Hydro’s incredible stage over the last 10 years but what about the people who book and promote all of those amazing shows? Host Katy J meets promoters Geoff Ellis and Mark Mackie and chats to Music Director Nadine Walker, writer Gillian McCormack and Costume Designer Iona Barker about Rod Stewart, Prince and Dolly Parton.

    • 16 min
    Episode 4 - Twist and Shout

    Episode 4 - Twist and Shout

    We learn more about the magnificent building that houses the Ovo Hydro’s world class stage plus Travis frontman Fran Healy shares his memories of playing the venue, dancer Rachel McLagan shares her Muse memories, Fashion Designer Siobhan McKenzie tells host Katy J about that time Justin Bieber called her for a kilt and musician Gary Innes talks Hoolie in the Hydro!

    • 12 min
    Episode 5 - The Woman Behind The Hydro

    Episode 5 - The Woman Behind The Hydro

    As we bring the series to a close, we meet Debbie McWilliams - The Ovo Hydro’s Director of Live Entertainment as well as hearing about DJ/Producer Fraz.ier’s mind blowing gigs and Amy MacDonald’s throat pastilles plus Paolo Nutini’s Co- Manager Francesca tells us about a very special moment at his FIVE night record breaking run of shows and Deacon Blue’s Dougie Vipond helps host Katy J wish the Hydro a very special birthday!

    • 17 min

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