Kraftwerk to headline Playground Festival 2021
Kraftwerk will headline Playground Festival, topping the bill for 2021’s event. The Glasgow festival returns next year, running July 30 – August 1, at Rouken Glen Park. The three-day festival commonly hosts a mix of established and new acts, though the first crop of talent announced comes with a heavy dose of venerated clout—as Underworld, Nile Rodgers, and Chic join the legendary German electronic band as the first acts on the lineup. The festival, which was due to take place between July 31 – August 2 this year, originally had acts secured including CHVRCHES, The Flaming Lips, Neneh Cherry, as well as Underworld. Playground organizers say fans can expect the “most eclectic line-up ever seen,” as festival spokesperson Ashleigh Elliott said,
“We are thrilled to bring Playground 2021 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.”
When speaking about Kraftwerk,
“Kraftwerk can be described in the exact same way, their hypnotic synthesizer 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.”
Kraftwerk’s set on the Saturday night will be a Kraftwerk 3D visual spectacle as it follows the postponement of the 3D 50th anniversary tour amid COVID-19 and the death of co-founder, Florian Schneider, earlier this year.