GlasFest on the Green 2016
Clear your calendars Glasgow, this year it’s all about GlasFest on the Green, Scotland’s newest and freshest festival.
Days after the announcement that music legends Primal Scream and Van Morrison are joining Idlewild, Super Furry Animals and Eddie Reader at the Kelvingrove Bandstand. GlasgowLiving in partnership with Wild Cabaret and Eden Mill can announce the inaugural GlasFest on the Green.
Scottish heroes, Calvin Harris and Simple Minds are already confirmed to perform, as well as Swedish Dance Music star AVICII, on his farewell tour. IndyPop superstars The 1975, as well as festival favourites The View and The Proclaimers. With more huge names to be announced, the only place to be 23rd/24th July is on Glasgow’s famous Green alongside thousands of other screaming music fans.
Surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of West Brewery (formerly Templeton Carpet Factory), and the People’s Palace, GlasFest promises to be an event like nothing else seen before in Glasgow.
Inspired by the success of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2014, Eden Mill & Wild Cabaret collaborated together, with the aim of creating something a little bit unique for Glasgow’s music loving citizens.
Victoria McLaren, Eden Mill’s Marketing Manager told us more; “2014 was such a momentous year for Glasgow and Scotland as a whole, and when we realised just how much of a massive success Radio 1’s Big Weekend was, we thought, ‘why should an event like that only be for one year’.
“It sort of spiralled from there.” She laughed.
With a strong emphasis on Glasgow culture, and Glasgow architecture, many of the stages and walkways at the festival will be named after familiar surroundings in the city. Argyle Street walkway leads onto the Wellington Tent (Wellingtent?). Sauchiehall Street leads on to Mackintosh Main Stage and Duke Street leads on to the refreshment area. Nothing has been left to chance.
The main bar is to be sponsored by Eden Mill, home of Scotland’s most popular gins, “We hope that there is a real connection with the Glasgow fans,” said Victoria, “almost every stage and walkway is designed to relate on a more emotional level, passionate is how music fans in Glasgow are known worldwide, and obviously really, really good fun.” said Eden Mill’s friendly marketing manager.
It seems that the GlasFest creators have aimed for probably one the most unique lineups across the entire UK summer festival season, putting even the Isle of White Festival in the shade, With tickets £32 per day, fans are sure to snap them up.
Other acts scheduled to perform at the gig are James Blunt, Bewitched, rumours of Olly Murs have yet to be confirmed but are being hinted at across social media. Local acts will be competing for a chance to perform on the GlasFest with Envy stage. (Details on applying for the GlasFest with Envy stage released next Friday.)
With Clyde 1 DJ George Bowie confirmed as bringing his legendary GBX night to the festival on Saturday 23rd July, and rumours of a late license currently in motion. It seems the end of this year’s Fair Fortnight will be the beginning of a long hot summer.
Stay tuned to GlasgowLiving for up to date details and the chance to get your hands on tickets before everyone.
Tickets available Tickets Scotland, Thursday 7th April.