Everyone loves a festival in Scotland – the music, the buzz and of course, the rain! The past 18 months without any real form of live music has disappointed music fans across the country but there is some good news on the horizon.
The Riverside Festival is one of the best events in the Scottish music scene each year. This event brings together some of the biggest acts in electronic music including homegrown talent. Now that restrictions have eased, the 2021 festival line-up has been announced. Will you be attending this event in our very own West End?
First festival in Scotland since 2019
Some festivals, like Doune the Rabbit Hole, were set to run this summer but unfortunately, had to be cancelled at the last minute. That’s what makes the announcement of the Riverside Festival line up such great news, following the hiatus in the music scene.
Electronic music fans may have waited months but organisers are planning a huge celebration with a 3-day weekender on the cards. With a new stage, big acts and tons of rowdy Glaswegians already set to attend – this is one event you aren’t going to want to miss.
Mark Mackechnie, Festival Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to finally be given some clear guidance and the go-ahead for the Riverside Festival to take place. It’s been challenging for everybody working on the event and also for customers waiting for the event to be given the green light. Now that’s happened we literally couldn’t be happier and we can’t wait to open the gates and welcome everybody down.”
Homegrown talent and cutting-edge DJs
So – who is on the line-up? The Riverside team has their heart set on making this the biggest Scottish festival and they aren’t messing around when it comes to the line-up. Alongside some of the big names in the electronic music scene is some homegrown talent who you may have already seen live at venues across the city.
Headlining this 3-day festival in Scotland are Jamie XX, Disclosure, Skream and Amelie Lens. Alongside these huge acts as Floating Points – who will be playing their first live gig in Scotland. They’ve thrown in a world exclusive that involves Maya Jane Coles going back-to-back with Mella Dee and Slam will be debuting a new Hybrid live concept.
We recommend you take a look at the full line-up as there are too many excellent acts to mention. The likes of Ben UFO, Junglehussi, Acid Ultras and Co-Accused will be sure to get the crowd moving.
Not to be missed
This year’s Riverside Festival will be the 8th edition due to the previous event being cancelled. The event takes place between 3-5 September at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Organisers have also added a brand new stage – the Satellite Stage – which will focus on promoting up-and-coming talent from the local area.
What you might not have heard though is that they have also lined up a series of afterparties that you won’t want to miss. All three events will take place at SWG3 with huge DJs set to keep the party going for just that bit longer. You can pick up some tickets for Riverside By Night here.
Tickets for the main events are flying out but there are still a few to be snatched up. Click here to book yours today.
Will the first festival in Scotland since 2019 be what we have all been waiting for? We sure think so!
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