GLASGOW-ING FOR IT!

The event moves into its third year...

THE STROKES, Prodigy, SPIRITUALIZED and FEEDER were announced as the headliners at this year’s GIG ON THE GREEN festival in GLASGOW last night (April 29).

Now in its third year, the 30,000-capacity festival will run on August 24

and 25, the Scottish event running simultaneous with the Carling Weekend in Reading and Leeds.

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With New York’s finest headlining the Main Stage on the Sunday, The Strokes

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At last night’s launch at the Inn On The Green hotel, the festival’s promoter Mark Mackie said the lay-out of this year’s event had been altered to help alleviate noise problems which have beset the event in the city’s residential East End area and led to complaints in previous years.

Last year also saw the festival faced protests and opposition from moral

campaigners and some quarters of the city’s Licensing Board, who objected to the lyrical content of Eminem and Marilyn Manson. During his slot at the festival, Manson paid tribute to one of his fans, a teenager from Glasgow who had committed suicide after being bullied at school.

Barry Wright, of promoters Regular Music, commented: “The combination of British and American talent is really exciting. Following last year’s success we are keeping our bill cutting edge and reflecting what people really want to see. Plus the changes to the site mean the whole festival experience will be enhanced.”

Weekend tickets for the festival go on sale in early June priced £55, rising

to £65 closer to the event. Day tickets are priced £35.