Playground Festival is back for 2021

Playground is back with a line-up to make Everybody Dance to Born Slippy – even The Robots.

The festival family returns to Rouken Glen Park with the most eclectic line-up ever seen in Scotland.

Across three days and nights of stellar music in the most stunning festival setting, the festival stages will welcome headline performances from a dazzling array of international, no global, superstars.

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On Friday Playground have Underworld, Saturday is the turn of electronic pioneers Kraftwerk who present their multi-media show combining digital surround sound with breathtaking 3D animations and robotics, and Sunday brings the return of adopted Glaswegian Nile Rodgers and Chic.

When the world stopped in 2020, the organisers knew they had to deliver something truly special for the rescheduled date in 2021.

And the superstars are buzzing to touch down in our beautiful Glasgow park for a weekend of music, love and happiness.

Ralf Hütter of Kraftwerk said: “Kraftwerk are bringing our 3-D multimedia show to Glasgow for Playground Festival next summer on a world class line-up across the weekend. Kraftwerk and our robots will be headlining Saturday July 31.

“We’re charging our battery/now we’re full of energy.

“We’re functioning automatik / and we are dancing mekanik

“We are the robots.”

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Nile Rodgers said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Glasgow for Playground 21 and seeing our amazing fans there again next summer – the city is always a very special place for us to play.”

Of course there’s much more to Playground than this sublime selection of headlining acts.

There will be a truly stellar selection of supporting performers across all three days and nights, from gates opening building through the day as darkness falls and our headliners blow you away.

But we’re not giving that up just yet - look out for the wave two announcement next week.

At Playground everyone is welcome – come as you are.

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Festival spokesperson Ashleigh Elliott said: “We are thrilled to bring Playground 21 to Rouken Glen Park with what we believe is one of the most exciting line-ups ever seen in Scotland. We are confident it will deliver a truly memorable weekend.

“Where possible we secured the acts who were scheduled to play in summer 2020 but sadly some of them couldn’t make it due to existing commitments.

“Underworld are one of the biggest names in world electronic music and we are thrilled to have them - they are the perfect end to day one and we know our crowd will love them.

“Kraftwerk can be described in the exact same way, their hypnotic synthesiser melodies truly shaped the development of dance music around the world.

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“Their 3D show will be unlike anything our city has ever seen – we have some VERY exciting plans to make it even more special.

“Our original headliners Underworld on Friday will perform as planned and by adding Kraftwerk, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, we are confident we have an incredible mix of music and performers which will appeal to our Playground family.

“We all need something to smile about this year and I hope the return of our Playground can bring hope and happiness to music fans across Scotland. Welcome to our Playground – it’s great to have you all coming back.”

Tickets are on sale on Thursday, November 26 from the Playground Festival website priced £159.00 3 day weekend, £59.00 individual day tickets.

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