A day long celebration of Scottish music will take place this weekend at Oran Mor as part of this year’s West End Festival.
The Oran Mor All Dayer, which spans 18 acts over 3 stages at the popular music venue, kicks off on Sunday June 18 at 3pm.
Glasgow alt-rock mainstay Roddy Hart caps off the day as headliner, ably supported by his band the Lonesome Fire.
Also on the bill are the city’s power punk trio, and indie darlings, PAWS, who perform on the converted church’s highly regarded basement stage, Venue.
Former Scottish Album of the Year nominees, Kid Canaveral, look set to be another highlight of the day. Their brand of guitar driven indie pop is well represented at the festival – it is, after all, the kind of music Glasgow’s west end is famous for.
Further down the bill there is no shortage of acts to get excited about. Chief amongst these is HQFU, the alias of electronic musician, artist and producer Sarah Stanley. I witnessed as her mesmeric beats turned heads at the Start to End performance of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, in April, at another west end musical institution, The Hug and Pint.
Her set will be high on my agenda, with the rest of the card providing quality home-grown talent to keep everyone interested.
Tickets (£15) can be purchased from Oran Mor itself, or online.