Regular Glasgow Park Events

Glasgow-based promoter Mark Mackie’s outdoor events in a local park will run for at least three years as the city council and headline sponsor Magners has already committed for that long.
Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow, Scotland, has undergone £2 million in renovations and will host regular summer events for at least the next three years.

Glasgow City Council has already stumped up £2 million ($3.4 million) sprucing up Kelvingrove Park and its bandstand, once a popular site for music until it became dilapidated and eventually vandalized. In April 2012 the Scottish Parliament provided a £245,000 building repair grant for its restoration.

Mackie, who’s head of Regular Music, says booking this year’s opening event – spread across two weekends in August – was “very easy.”

“All we had to do was send photographs of the bandstand and its beautiful surroundings and the artists we’d invited to play said, ‘Yes please,’” he explained.

It seems it’s also been easy to sell the tickets as the August shows from The Waterboys, Teenage Fanclub and Squeeze all sold out within a day.

Other acts playing the 2,500-capacity Magners Summer Nights are Steve EarleAlison Moyet and Capercaillie.