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Festival line-up update: Vans Warped Tour, Hard Rock Hell, Glasgow Summer Sessions and more

By | Published on Tuesday 18 June 2013

Glasgow Summer Sessions

I like festivals, especially festivals like Glasgow’s brand spanking new big-name extravaganza, Summer Sessions. As if Eminem and KOL weren’t adequate as main artist attractions, GSS has only gone and added a pair of new co-headliners, Avicii and Tinie Tempah, to its listings.

DF Concerts & Events CEO Geoff Ellis, who’s in charge of the fest at large, says: “We are delighted to bring Avicii to Scotland for the first time and to welcome Tinie Tempah back again – it’s going to be a phenomenal show! With four of the biggest international names in music confirmed to play, we’re delighted with the line-up for the first year of Glasgow Summer Sessions. The events will have a real festival vibe, with doors opening at 4pm and a wide range of tasty festival food on offer”.

Hear that? A “real festival vibe”. Talking of which, it’s over to an alternative to GSS with a ‘vibe’ all its own; the Vans’ essentially-a-festival-despite-its-title Warped Tour, as has confirmed its London outing headliners Enter Shikari and Parkway Drive, added to a cache for featuring Rise Against, Billy Talent and Coheed And Cambria.

Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds has many things to say on his band’s new booking, and they are these: “We’re chomping at the proverbial bit. It’s an honour to even play let alone headline! And being able to experience that Warped Tour vibe and not have to be [first] crammed into a 400 ton cylindrical object 36,000 feet above the ground for nine hours is great! Alexandra Palace is such a smashing venue too, very salubrious. If I was a lame ass (and I’m not), I’d say we were gonna give this gig 110%. But seeing as that isn’t physically possible (and, as we’ve established, I’m not a lame ass) I won’t say that”.

Ha, he kind of still did. Carrying on with the ‘vibe’ vibe, here are extra festival line-up update vibes via the Wales-based Hard Rock Hell IV and Gateshead’s quippily-named Summertyne Americana Festival:

GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland, 15-20 Aug: Avicii, Tinie Tempah.

HARD ROCK HELL, Haven Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, 28 Nov – 1 Dec: Airbourne, Black Spiders, The Treatment, Uli Jon Roth, Tracer, The Jameson Raid, Stormzone, Rocky Shades, Sister, Gold, Desert Storm, Trippy Wicked, Groan, Enos, Reds’ Cool.

SUMMERTYNE AMERICANA FESTIVAL, The Sage, Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 19-21 Jul: Elizabeth Cook, Jan Howard, Brennen Leigh, Yolanda Quartey, Lou Dalgeish, Hannah Rickard.

VANS WARPED TOUR, Alexandra Palace, London, 16-17 Nov: Enter Shikari, Parkway Drive, Escape The Fate, Blood Command, Cytota, Hacktivist, Ghost Town, Neck Deep.