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Glasvegas confirmed for city gig

The line-up for a summer music festival being held in two cities has been unveiled.

King Creosote, Roddy Frame and Glasvegas have been confirmed to play the Magners Summer Nights concert at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Bandstand between August 6 and 8.

Joan Armatrading, Ben Folds & yMusic and Echo & The Bunnymen will then perform at the open-air venue the following weekend.

The festival has been extended to Edinburgh this year and the Ross Bandstand in the city's Princes Street Gardens will also host a concert between August 26 and 28, with James, The Flaming Lips and The Waterboys all on the line-up.

James Allan, lead singer of Glasvegas, said: "There will be us, Glasvegas, there will be the best crowd in the world (no matter where you're from, everybody knows it).

"Then our sound will start to build in a mid-summer sun setting over Glasgow, my dear gorgeous city.

"Yeah, I'm excited at the thought of losing myself in the sound, melody and word ... and yeah, also excited at the thought of you all getting lost in the music with us."

The festival took place for the first time last year and was one of the first music events to be held at the newly-refurbished Kelvingrove Bandstand.

It saw 15,000 people enjoy 21 performances over six days from acts including Alison Moyet, Steve Earle and Teenage Fanclub.

Mark Mackie, of promoters Regular Music, said: "Building on the success of the 2014 Magners Summer Nights, we are delighted to be returning to the beautiful Kelvingrove Bandstand for another year.

"2015 will see us travel east to Edinburgh where the Ross Bandstand will also play host to a series of unique Magners Summer Nights concerts during the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe."

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