Stag and Dagger, Great Western Festival, and Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.

There’s a lot happening in Glasgow this Saturday with two multi-venue festivals taking place as well as Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.

Stag and Dagger line up

Stag and Dagger, the multi-venue festival will take place throughout Glasgow City Centre and we’ll be delivering backline to various venues including Broadcast, Nice N Sleazy, The Attic, Blue Arrow, Mango, Firewater and The Garage. This year’s headliners include indie rock band The Sherlocks and Dublin post-punk and noise rock band Girl Band. Other headliners include Yorkshire synth-pop band Working Men’s Club, whose debut album released last year was met with critical acclaim. They will be joined by over 30 bands throughout the day.

Arab Strap
Arab Strap will headline The Great Western Festival 

In the West End of the city another multi-venue festival will be taking place. The Great Western festival will see headliners Arab Strap, Anna Meredith and over 30 other bands take to the stages of the West End. The Hug and Pint, Websters Theatre, Maryhill Community Centre and Glue Factory are a few of the venues we’ll be delivering backline to. You’ll be able to see an eclectic mix of acts from both Scotland and further afield. It is billed as “A festival of musical exploration and discovery" so you are sure to find many diverse and excellent bands at the festival.

Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman will host the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards

This Saturday also sees the return of the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards. The awards is the primary fundraiser for the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity and has been running for over 20 years. The Fratellis, Nathan Evans and Nina Nesbitt will perform at Glasgow’s Barrowlands as part of the event which will be hosted by Edith Bowman. The 2021 event will be the first time that the ceremony will take place at the iconic venue. The money raised will prove vital funding for the Nordoff Robbins work with those living with disabilities and life-limiting conditions, especially after the challenging financial year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last years winners and performers included Texas, Amy Macdonald, Wet Wet Wet, and Dougie MacLean raising £89,000 to ensure the charity is able to provide vital services across Scotland.