Glasvegas, Primal Scream, Proclaimers fly Scottish flag at SXSW

Scottish bands take over La Zona Rosa

Primal Scream, Glasvegas and The Proclaimers were among the Scottish bands that took over the La Zona Rosa venue at South By Southwest yesterday (March 20) for a showcase of music from the country.

The Proclaimers delighted the US crowd by covering Kings Of Leon’s ’17’ – but inevitably the highlight of the duo’s set was a huge singalong to ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’’, which saw the huge crowd bellowing along.

Glasvegas took the stage next – frontman James Allan and bassist Paul Donoghue battling the evening heat by wearing t-shirts cut off at the sleeves.

They played songs including ‘Flowers And Football Tops’, opener ‘Geraldine’ and closer ‘Daddy’s Gone’ while at the side of the venue The Proclaimers met fans and posed for photographs.

Glasvegas then made way for Primal Scream as queues to catch a glimpse of the Scottish legends ran far down the street outside.

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