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Kelvingrove Park bandstand to host summer music festival

Alison Moyet, Steve Earle and Teenage Fanclub will play at Kelvingrove bandstand
Image caption Alison Moyet, Steve Earle and Teenage Fanclub are among the performers who will play at Kelvingrove bandstand

A music festival featuring high-profile acts is to be held over two weekends at the newly-refurbished £2m bandstand in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park.

Teenage Fanclub, Squeeze, Alison Moyet, The Waterboys, Capercaillie and Steve Earle will perform at Magners Summer Nights from 7-10 and 14-16 August.

The 90-year-old venue, which holds 2,500 people, was closed in 1999 after falling into disrepair.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday 9 May at 09:00.

The festival will feature a "village" selling beverages and food. Gates will open at 18:00 each night.

'Strong line up'

Paul Condron, marketing director for Magners Irish Cider said: "2014 is an incredible year for Glasgow, a city that rightly enjoys a great reputation for music.

"We're sure that Magners Summer Nights will add to this reputation and we're delighted to bring such a strong line up of UK and international artists to the Kelvingrove Bandstand.

"It's great to see the beautifully refurbished venue being used for such high profile events for the people of Glasgow and beyond."

Capercaillie's Karen Matheson added: "We are delighted to be playing at this wonderful new festival.

"Kelvingrove is one of my favourite parks and the newly refurbished bandstand looks sensational. We cannot wait to play."

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