New one-day music festival lined up for Queen’s Park

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The inaugural South by Southside festival, a one-day event in the Queen’s Park area of Glasgow, takes place this Saturday (May 11).

The festival will be held at the Queen’s Park Arena, a renovated bandstand and amphitheatre hosting a number of events this summer.

One of the organisers, Ian Murdoch, said: “We all live near Queen’s Park and have watched the arena’s development start and stop but it’s now becoming a real focal point for local cultural events.

“We feel the area deserves a vibrant, affordable festival that brings together music, food and drink, and showcases local vendors.”

The majority of acts came via expressions of interest after posting details on Facebook music groups.

“We were blown away by the number of artists interested and the standard out there,” said Ian. “It was a really competitive process which speaks volumes for those we have signed up to play on the day.”

The festival will bring together a variety of acts, from hip-hop outfit Dope Sick Fly, to Americana singer songwriter A. Wesley Chung.

The organisers will themselves be taking to the stage in the form of local rock band, Ports of Essen.

Ian added: “We believe the event offers something for everyone, from hardcore music fans to families looking for a fun day out. All we need now is some sunshine and we’ll be on to a winner.”

Tickets for the event are on sale at TicketTailor. For more information, see South by Southside on Facebook