TEENAGE LICKS ON GLASGOW GREEN

The band will headline the second stage at this summer's Glasgow Green Festival In The City...

Teenage Fanclub have confirmed they are to headline the second stage at the first ever GLASGOW GREEN FESTIVAL IN THE CITY.

The band headline the Radio One Evening Session Tent on August 26, playing as Primal Scream finish on the main stage and before Oasis start, so as to give fans a chance to see both set of headliners.

Teenage Fanclub manager Chas Banks told nme.com: “We weren’t going to do any of the festivals this year, but why not? We’re going to finish before Oasis start so they can come and see us. We’ve always had more fun in the smaller tents than on the main stage, so it sounds ideal!”

Banks also revealed that ex-BMX Bandits drummer Francis McDonald will replace Paul Quinn, who left the band in March this year. McDonald will play in Glasgow, and at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan on August 5-6, but it is not anticipated that he will become a full time member of Teenage Fanclub.

The band are still waiting to hear what will become of their as-yet-untitled new album. The closure of their former label Creation Records means that their future is now in the hands of Creation‘s parent company Sony. Sony have yet to make a firm decision on the album.

This year’s Glasgow Green Festival In The City takes place at Glasgow Green over the weekend of August 25-26, and features Oasis, Primal Scream, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Beck, Asian Dub Foundation and Foo Fighters. Tickets for the event cost #30 per day, or #55 for the weekend.

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As previously reported, Fanclub guitarist Norman Blake will be the guest guitarist on the forthcoming Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci tour. The live shows will feature two sets, one being mostly acoustic. The band play: Glasgow Arts School (May 21)Leeds City Varieties Theatre (22) Manchester University MDH (23) Bristol New Trinity Centre (25) London Union Chapel (26)

Following the tour, Gorky’s head into the studio to record a mini-album which is slated for a November release, and play the Carling Weekend Festival in Reading and Leeds on August 25-28.

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