Kelv­in­grove Park could host new mu­sic fes­ti­val

Evening Times - - NEWS - By CARO­LINE WIL­SON

GLAS­GOW’S Kelv­in­grove Park could be the venue for a new sum­mer mu­sic fes­ti­val next year.

The city coun­cil is con­sid­er­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion for an event in the West End park next year.

No fur­ther de­tails were avail­able but it is un­der­stood that per­mis­sion is be­ing sought for a two-day fes­ti­val hosted and cu­rated by mu­sic leg­end Nile Rodgers and Chic.

The US artist per­formed two sell-out shows at the Kelv­in­grove Band­stand as the clos­ing act for the West End Fiesta fes­ti­val.

Ear­lier this year, it was con­firmed that the leg­endary artist and pro­ducer would host and cu­rate a new event, called FOLDxFi­esta on June 30 and July 1.

The pro­mot­ers of the event said it would take place in an “an ex­cit­ing out­door venue” but did not give any fur­ther de­tails.

The event has been billed as fea­tur­ing “some of Nile’s best friends and mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tors from across the worlds of pop, disco, dance, rock and funk.”

A spokesman for the coun­cil’s land and en­vi­ron­ment ser­vices said dis­cus­sions were on­go­ing but per­mis­sion had not yet been granted.

A spokesman for Glas­gow City Coun­cil said: “An ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted for an event in Kelv­in­grove Park.

“Dis­cus­sions are on­go­ing, but at this stage per­mis­sion has not yet been granted.”

The Nile Rodgers fes­ti­val adds to a mu­sic events have been launched in Glas­gow in re­cent years, in­clud­ing the Sum­mer Nights fes­ti­val at Kelv­in­grove Band­stand, which fea­tured Beach Boys leg­end Brian Wil­son, the Pix­ies and Texas.

Glas­gow Green also played host to the first TRNSMT Fes­ti­val from July 7-9 fea­tur­ing Ra­dio­head and Belle and Se­bas­tian.

Or­gan­is­ers DF Con­certs made the an­nounce­ment in Jan­uary, two months af­ter say­ing it was sus­pend­ing T in the Park to “take stock” of a chal­leng­ing two years since the fes­ti­val moved to Strathal­lan from Bal­ado.

Bel­la­hous­ton Park hosts the Sum­mer Ses­sions fes­ti­val, which was this year head­lined by Eminem.

The Evening Times con­tacted the pro­mot­ers of the Nile Rodgers event for com­ment but they did not re­spond to our in­quiry.

Re­spond­ing to a pre­vi­ous in­quiry they said: “Noth­ing has been con­firmed in re­gards to line up or venue.

“De­tails of venue and re­main­ing line-up will be re­leased when con­firmed.”

A new fes­ti­val could be head­ing to Kelv­in­grove Park

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