What to expect from Summer Nights at the Kelvingrove Bandstand 2019
- Henry Northmore
- 3 July 2019
Burt Bacharach, The National, Patti Smith, Bloc Party and more get set to take over Glasgow's summer music calendar
Now in its sixth year, Summer Nights at the Kelvingrove Bandstand has become a much-loved part of Glasgow's music calendar, reclaiming the historic venue and its beautiful setting for gigs. This year's bill is a cross-genre mix of some of the biggest, best and most intriguing artists, covering everything from the introspective indie of the National (Tue 6 & Wed 7 Aug) and Scottish heroes Teenage Fanclub (Tue 30 Jul) to 80s hitmakers the Human League (Sat 3 Aug) and punk innovator Patti Smith (Thu 1 Aug).
'We are delighted to have such an incredible array of talent, both home-born and international, including some true music legends, all performing at Summer Nights this year,' says Mark Mackie, director of Regular Music. 'Kelvingrove Bandstand has such a fantastic atmosphere and the feedback we have had from both artists and audiences is that they have a great time being there.'
The full line-up includes Caro Emerald (Sat 27 Jul), Suede (Wed 31 Jul), Father John Misty (Fri 2 Aug), Echo & the Bunnymen (Thu 8 Aug), Bloc Party (Fri 9 Aug) and Hue & Cry (Sat 10 Aug). But it all kicks off with the classic easy listening of Burt Bacharach (Fri 26 Jul). 'I'm looking forward to joining Glasgow's opening night concert at your Summer Nights at the Bandstand Series,' says Bacharach. 'See you there this summer and I will hold off playing "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head" until the end so as not to tempt fate, as I hear it rains a lot in your beautiful green city!'
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow, Fri 26 Jul–Sat 10 Aug.