Playground Festival at Rouken Glen Park

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Tune In to Playground Of Sound, a unique new boutique festival for discerning, open-minded music lovers which gets under way today.
The festival takes place in Rouken Glen Park from August 2-4.

Ms Lauryn Hill will headline Saturday night, performing exclusively her only Scottish date this festival season.

She’ll be joining headliners Groove Armanda (Friday) and Hot Chip (Sunday), for a trio of Scottish festival exclusives and a real eclectic mix of the best live music.

Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence as the lone female member of The Fugees, one of the biggest selling R&B acts around the world with album sales of over 20 million. After leaving The Fugees her solo career soared when The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released twenty years ago, earning her five GRAMMY Awards and leaving a beautifully indelible mark in music history and one that she is now revisiting on the road.

Friday night welcomes the definitive live dance outfit, Groove Armada, for their only full live Scottish show of 2019. The ‘I see you baby’ & ‘Superstylin’ musical duo bring their divine Balearica vibe which has sound tracked lazy summer nights for a couple of decades to our stunning site. With a dazzling support line-up including Cuban Brothers and Glasgow duo Illyus & Barrientos, fresh from their Radio 1 Essential Mix, this is a party for those who want to go wild at the front, those who want to lounge on the grass and soak up the sounds, and everyone in between.

Saturdays’ newly announced line-up includes the Mercury and BRIT nominated Anna Calvi whose 2018 album ‘Hunter’ garnered a stunning 5 Star review from The Guardian. Craig Charles, the hugely popular actor, comedian, author, poet and television presenter, brings his famous Funk & Soul Club to the festival alongside the Scots DJ duo Shaka Loves You and their turntable trickery. More acts to be announced.

Sunday we step up the tempo with the mighty Grammy nominated Hot Chip for their only Scottish Festival show of 2019. Taking the headline slot, they are set to deliver their dazzling electro pop sound in their own inimitable style. Sunday’s support line-up sees a day packed with some of the best live acts on the planet; whether you’re a club kid or just someone who still appreciates the best in modern music. Sets from Little Dragon, Maribou State and Django Django will ignite the sonic congregation closing off the weekend.

Throughout the three days the legendary and multi-award winning Big Feed Street Food Market will be on hand to serve up the finest in street food from their artisan trucks, while plentiful cocktail and craft beer bars will serve up premium drinks.

The line-up

Friday (4pm to 11pm)

La La – 4pm to 5pm

Illyus & Barrientos – 5pm to 6pm

The Cuban Brothers – 6pm to 7pm

Friendly Fires – 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Groove Armada – 9:15pm to 10:45pm

Saturday (2pm to 11pm)

Rebecca Vasmant & DJ Format – 2pm to 3:30pm

Fauves – 3:30pm to 4pm

Rebecca Vasmant & DJ Format – 4pm to 5pm

Shake Loves You – 5pm to 6pm

Anna Calvi – 6:10pm to 6:50pm

Craig Charles – 7pm to 8pm

De La Soul – 8pm to 9pm

Lauryn Hill – 9:30pm to 11pm

Sunday (2pm to 11pm)

Telford – 2pm to 2:40pm

Lylo – 2:40pm to 3:10pm

Pictish Trail – 3:30pm to 4pm

Honne – 4:30m to 5pm

Little Dragon – 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Maribou State – 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Django Django – 8:15pm to 9pm

Hot Chip – 9:35pm to 11pm

Weather

Friday night: Warm but cloudy

Saturday: Warm with some spells of sunshine, but a few showers into the evening.

Sunday: Showers throughout the day.

Visit www.playgroundofsound.co.uk for more details.