Festivals back on song this summer Scotland set to play host to lots of events


There were times when it didn’t look like it would happen, but the news that Scotland will finally welcome back festivals over the summer is music to our ears.

From family-oriented events to legendary rock acts and global DJs, it is going to be an action packed summer for festivities as our favorite stars return to the Scottish stage.

With festivals taking place across the length and breadth of the country almost every weekend, a full calendar means there truly is an event for everyone, whatever their age or taste in music. Here’s our guide to the best of them.

Prices are for the cheapest adult tickets.

TRNSMT

The vowel-dropping daddy of Scottish music festivals, TRNSMT returns for the fourth year with a line-up bursting at the seams with international and homegrown talent.

Where? Glasgow Green Park, Glasgow

when? July 8-10, 2022

Who’s in the line-up? Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi, The Strokes, Foals, Wolf Alice, Nile Rodgers and Chic.

Tickets: from £80.15, www.trnsmt.com/tickets



Experience the summer vibe at TRNSMT

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE

That festival feeling is certain to be back with a blast at this eclectic four dayer. With five stages and sets spanning the very best of rock, indie-pop and rap, music fans would be daft to miss this starry line-up.

when? July 14-17, 2022

Where? Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire

Who’s playing? Patti Smith and Band, Amy MacDonald, Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura and Teenage Fanclub

Tickets: from £80, www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk



Crowds enjoy the sounds of Doune the Rabbit Hole's Baino Stage
Crowds enjoy the sounds of Doune the Rabbit Hole’s Baino Stage

MUG STOCK

Offering music and merriment across four days, Mugstock aims to be “the best wee festival possible”. This is the place to go to catch a glimpse of Scotland’s most exciting up-and-coming acts.

Where? Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder

when? August 5-8, 2022 Who’s on the line-up? Stanley Odd, Griogair Labhruidh and many more to be announced.

Tickets: from £35, www.mugstock.org

BUTEFEST

A non-stop weekend of fun, this oh-so-scenic festival is stuffed with Scottish spirit, cracking bands and delicious grub that is sure to keep the whole family entertained.

when? July 29-31, 2022

Where? Ettrick Bay, Isle of Bute

Who’s playing? Elephant Sessions, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Scouting for Girls, and Christie Oliver

Tickets: from £96 for an adult weekend ticket, www.butefest.co.u

SOLAS FESTIVAL

Described as a “wee Woodstock” this two-day festival blends music with activism and invites musicians, poets and thinkers to its relaxed woodland stage. Revellers are encouraged to get involved too, with dance, yoga and kids activities offered across the weekend.

Where? Errol Park, Perth and Kinross

when? June 17-19, 2022

Who’s on the line-up? Kris Drever, Brass, Aye? and Tinderbox Orchestra

Tickets: from £44 www.solasfestival.co.uk

PARTY AT THE PARK/ PARTY AT THE PALACE

Fancy a blast from the past? Sister festivals Party in the Park and Party at the Palace both have a nostalgic flavour, offering up some of the best acts from the nineties and noughties across two separate weekends. Hit rewind and get ready to play all night long.

when? Party in the Park takes place June 18-19 and Party at the Palace arrives August 13-14.

Where? South Inch Park, Perth for Party in the Park, while the grounds of Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian will play host to Party at the Palace.

Who’s playing? Steps, McFly, Gabrielle, Toploader and Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Tickets: from £49, www.partyatthepark.scot and www.partyatthepalace.co.uk

With so many events taking place this year across Scotland, start planning now, and get excited about the welcome opportunity to get out and about and live life to the full again.

Check out the VisitScotland events calendar for a full list of everything taking place.

With so many events taking place this year across Scotland, start planning now, and get excited about the welcome opportunity to get out and about and live life to the full again. Check out the VisitScotland events calendar for a full list of everything taking place in 2022.




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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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