Dreadnought Rock

Established in 1972 at the Old Dreadnought Hotel the Rock Disco became a Legend in its’ own right for a great night out and still remains the case 50 years on.

Dreadnought Rock

About Dreadnought Rock

14 - 16 King Street, Bathgate EH48 1AX
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Since those early 70’s the mix of good rock music, the people and good company have made and still make for many a good night at the Dreadnought. The infancy of disco was adapted to play only Rock tracks round the back of the Hotel and the rest is history as they would say.

From those early days in the function room at the Dreadnought Hotel it has slowly evolved over the decades with new audiences, new Rock tunes, new technology and a new two level venue.

Many will have their favourite times at the Old Hotel, no doubt about that but due to factors out with everyone’s control in 2006 few options were left for the Rock Crew when Swallow Hotels went into administration taking the legendary Rock Club with it….well nearly. Sadly falling into decay since we had no option to leave and despite everyone’s fondness of the old place realistically it’s never coming back and like it or not King Street is our new home of Rock which is still run and operated by the same team for all those decades.

We now have a more distinctive and unique Rock Club than ever before with the Spirit of the Dreadnought from the last 50 years still present, very much alive and still rocking on TWO new levels every weekend.

Our regular Rock nights are still known all over Scotland and although we have had to move from our spiritual home the Dreadnought continues on in its very own customised premises on King Street Bathgate EVERY Friday and Saturday Night.

Live music on our live level coupled to the Nightclub makes it the place to come if you love your Live Music and a great night out despite all the covid pandemic could throw at us.

Still playing the best anthem tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s 00’s right upto date in a safe and relaxed atmosphere on the two levels.

Oh and Contrary to most stories you may hear there’s not a lot of hairy leather clad bikers head banging all night long. Just some great people who enjoy their music, have a bit fun and a great night out at a Live session or in the Nightclub.

Upcoming Events at Dreadnought Rock

Fast Forward

25th May 2024

Fast Forward bring a new line up and new songs to Dreadnought Rock on Saturday 25th May!



1st June 2024

UK/DC, an authentic tribute to the mighty AC/DC, return to Bathgate on Saturday 1st June!



6th June 2024

Gasoline, a 4 piece UK/French band, play Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate on Thursday 6th June!


The Gimme Gimme Gimmes ride again

7th June 2024

The Gimme Gimme Gimmes return to Dreadnought Rock on 7th June for another night of fun and frolics on home turf!



8th June 2024

Don't miss JojoCoke at Dreadnought Rock on 8th June for a night of covers featuring Rock, Grunge, Alternative and Blues!


The Signs - Rock Covers Band

22nd June 2024

The Signs return to Dreadnought Rock on 22nd June with a covers night of Rock that will have you..... rocking in no time.


Violet Blend

28th June 2024

Winners of Great Music Stories Band of the Year 2023, Violet Blend play Dreadnought Rock Bathgate on Friday 28th June.


Darnell Cole and the Vibe - A Man of Soul

13th July 2024

Heading over the pond this Summer we welcome Darnell Cole and the Vibe to play at Scotland's longest running rock Club - Dreadnought Rock!


Black Dog Days

20th July 2024

Catch Broxburn band Black Dog Days when they return to Dreadnought Rock on Saturday 20th July!


Still Marillion

2nd August 2024

The one and only Still Marillion return to Dreadnought Rock on Friday 2nd August!


Jed Potts Band

16th August 2024

Enjoy a fantastic night of Rockin Blues from Jed Potts Band and a long overdue debut at Dreadnoughtrock on 16th August!


Guns or Roses - GnR Tribute

17th August 2024

Guns or Roses, the Uk's best Tribute to G'n'R, return to Dreadnoughtrock for another awesome night of Guns'n'Roses on 17th August!


Ground Level

23rd August 2024

Local covers band Ground Level are back rocking at Dreadnought Rock on Friday 23rd August!


The Dirty Jewels

30th August 2024

The Dirty Jewels bring an eclectic mix of energetic guitar driven rock and pop to get you singing and dancing at Dreadnought Rock on 30th August!


Clans of Leon - Kings of Leon Tribute

31st August 2024

Clans of Leon, Scotland's premier Kings of Leon tribute band, play Dreadnought Rock on 31st August!


Spreading the Disease

13th September 2024

It's time to get a bit of Metal in your Rock Diet. Two awesome bands on tour stopping at Dreadnought Rock, Scotland's Longest Running Rock Club, on Friday 13th September!


Led Astray

28th September 2024

With a slightly revised line up now to 5 band members another epic night of Classic Rock awaits you when Led Astray play Dreadnought Rock on 28th September!


Alex Hamilton Band

4th October 2024

Catch the Alex Hamilton Band when they return to Dreadnought Rock on Friday 4th October!



5th October 2024

Scotland's premier AC/DC Tribute are back at Dreadnought Rock, Scotland's Longest Running Rock Club, on 5th October!


Halloween Party

26th October 2024

The Halloween Party returns to Dreadnought Rock Bathgate on Saturday 26th October 2024!


Def Leppad and Whitesnakes

16th November 2024

Def Leppad and Whitesnakes are a superb tribute to Def Leppard and Whitesnake and they make their debut at Scotlands Longest Running Rock Club!


Straighten Out - Stranglers Tribute

30th November 2024

Straighten out are the No 1 tribute to the Stranglers, don't miss them live at Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate on Saturday 30th November!


Jericho Hill - Johnny Cash Tribute

14th December 2024

Scotland's very own Johnny Cash Tribute Jericho Hill are back to rock at Dreadnought Rock on Saturday 14th December!


Qween UK

27th December 2024

Recreating the persona of Freddie with pinpoint accuracy, this electrifying tribute show is not to be missed with a superb band in the form of QWEEN UK!


Them & Us

11th January 2025

Celebrate the music of PINK FLOYD and FLEETWOOD MAC all wrapped into one great live show at Dreadnought Rock on 11th January!


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