Neneh Cherry Excited About All-Female Line-Up at Playground Festival

Neneh Cherry

Playground Festival has announced its latest wave of artists – completing an all-female line-up on the second day of the festival. The news was released to coincide with International Women’s Day.

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Joining singer Neneh Cherry and Scottish electro-pop outfit CHVRCHES, organisers have announced that Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, Kelis, will perform her award winning album Kalediscope on the main stage.

She will be supported with performances from Scots singer Stephanie Cheape, Natasha Kitty Katt, and Scarlett Randle. 

Playground Festival takes place in Rouken Glen Park on 31st July , 1st and 2nd August.

Neneh Cherry

Talking about being part of the line-up, Neneh Cherry said: “I am so excited to be coming to Scotland and headlining Playground Festival. I would like to thank the festival organisers for committing an entire day to nurturing and showcasing female talent. It’s so encouraging to see that things are beginning to shift; I hope that other major festivals take note and organisers work towards more inclusive line-ups.”

In its entirety, the event will boast a 45% female line-up. Last year, on average women made up 26% of the festival line-ups in the UK. 

A festival spokesperson added, “While we will be the only Scottish festival with an entire day dedicated to women, we recognise the challenges presented to support equality and diversity within the festival circuit. We still have a little way to go to hit a 50/50 balance, but we are absolutely committed to working towards that.”

Set within a 200,000 square feet site in the park, the inaugural Playground Festival – held last summer – attracted more than 14,000 who enjoyed performances from international acts including Groove Armada, Hot Chip, Django Django and Anna Calvi. 

CHVRCHES

In addition to a Food Forest with local street food traders, Playground Festival 2020 also promises to be a family-friendly affair thanks to Mini Manoeuvres who will be on-site all weekend providing face-painting, soft play, dancing and games for the little ones.

The festival will also feature aerial acrobatic performers, a craft beer area and a dedicated gin garden.

Tickets for Playground Festival are on sale now available from playgroundfestival.co.uk priced from £49.00 + booking fee.

Tickets for Under 14’s are priced at £24.00, while children under the age of 7 years old go free.