Free outdoor music festival to take place in Glasgow this summer

Newton Faulkner will be among the acts performing at the Dandelion music festival at Kelvingrove Park this June.

Free outdoor music festival to take place in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, this summer Supplied

Newton Faulkner has been announced as part of the line-up for a free outdoor music festival in Glasgow this summer.

The Dandelion music festival, a free non-ticketed event, is set to take place at Kelvingrove Park from June 17 until June 19.

Rura, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Niteworks, This is the Kit, The Orchestral Qawwali Project with Abi Sampa, Admiral Fallow, Darlingside are also amongst the artists announced for the event.

The event, curated by Celtic Connections director Donald Shaw, will also bring together scientists, activists, technologists, and writers in a bid to spark conversations around food poverty, climate action and sustainability. 

Also on show at the festival will be the ‘Pavilion of Perpetual Light’, a 10-metre-tall art installation that will act as a ‘living’ backdrop to live performances.

Music Director for Dandelion, Donald Shaw, said: “Just as plants can grow from tiny seeds, great music can grow from small ideas that we nourish till they bloom into full art forms. 

After the pandemic, it seemed even more pronounced to consider the medicinal value of music and its positive impact on mental health, social cohesion and community spirit – similar to the visceral experience of feeling the earth in your hands and the joy you get from watching something grow, so music plays a very important part in this creative programme.

“All of the musicians who feature on our Dandelion Festivals line-up have a passion for the values of Dandelion, sharing our beliefs in environmentalism and individual action against climate change.

“We very much anticipate bringing people together around the special ‘Pavilion of Perpetual Light’ installation, surrounded in the iconic splendeur of Kelvingrove Park.” 

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