Talk of the Town: Playground announce summer festival headliners

Nile Rodgers is coming to Glasgow

Playground returns to Rouken Glen Park in summer 2021 with three days and nights of music. This morning the headline acts were announced. Friday 30th July brings Underworld to the stage, Saturday 31st July they welcome Kraftwerk with a 3D multi-media show and then Sunday 1st August Nile Rodgers and Chic bring Good Times back.


Ralf Hütter of Kraftwerk said: “Kraftwerk are bringing our 3-D multimedia show to Glasgow  for Playground Festival next summer on a world class line-up across the weekend.

“Kraftwerk and our robots will be headlining Saturday 31st July.

 “We’re charging our battery / now we’re full of energy.

 “We’re functioning automatik / and we are dancing mekanik

 “We are the robots.”

Nile Rodgers said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Glasgow for Playground 21 and seeing our amazing fans there again next summer – the city is always a very special place for us to play.”

Festival spokesperson Ashleigh Elliott said: “We are thrilled to bring Playground 21 to Rouken Glen Park with what we believe is one of the most exciting line-ups ever seen in Scotland. We are confident it will deliver a truly memorable weekend.

“Where possible we secured the acts who were scheduled to play in summer 2020 but sadly some of them couldn’t make it due to existing commitments. 

“Underworld are one of the biggest names in world electronic music and we are thrilled to have them – they are the perfect end to day one and we know our crowd will love them.

“Kraftwerk can be described in the exact same way, their hypnotic synthesiser melodies truly shaped the development of dance music around the world.

“Their 3D show will be unlike anything our city has ever seen – we have some VERY exciting plans to make it even more special.

“Our original headliners Underworld on Friday will perform as planned and by adding Kraftwerk, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, we are confident we have an incredible mix of music and performers which will appeal to our Playground family.

“We all need something to smile about this year and I hope the return of our Playground can bring hope and happiness to music fans across Scotland. Welcome to our Playground – it’s great to have you all coming back.”

 Tickets are on sale on Thursday 26th November from priced £159.00 3 day weekend, £59.00 individual day tickets.