AN all-day mini festival kicks off in Glasgow tomorrow which will see over twenty bands play across three stages in celebration of September’s No Mean City Festival.

On Saturday 31st August from 2pm, two of Glasgow’s favourite music venues; O2 ABC Glasgow and Broadcast will be picking up the baton from last year’s inaugural event at the Captain’s Rest to host For the Sake of the Song headlined by Duglas T Stewart, leader and main composer of Glaswegian, 80’s indie pop band, BMX Bandits.

Well known for his distinctive and wry combination of whimsy, bitter-sweet romance and highly melodic song writing, Stewart has produced recordings for artists including Alex Chilton, Eugene Kelly, and Norman Blake, alongside co-organising critically acclaimed tribute shows to Brian Wilson, Ennio Morricone and Serge Gainsbourg.

Also providing their own Roots influenced sound, Glaswegian melting pot of talent Warren McIntyre & The Starry Skies are back for their second year of No Mean City celebrations. Supporting Justin Townes Earl at last year’s Festival, they are back with their raw mix of garage, psychedelia, punk and guitar pop.

Resonating sounds of the psychedelic are Haight Ashbury, bringing their own blend of West Coast influenced rock and pop. With a huge European following and countless Festival performances in France and Italy under the belts of the Glaswegian trio, this will be somewhat a homecoming show.

Formerly Peggy Sue & The Pirates, the more recently named Peggy Sue of Brighton will serve up their perfected blend of indie folk, blues and rockabilly. Supporting Jack White, touring with label mates First Aid Kit and playing the iconic Primavera festival are just a few ways they’ve been keeping busy; they’re also set to release their hotly tipped third album.

Showcasing some of Scotland’s finest Americana and Roots talent, For the Sake of The Song will also feature performances from Blindfolds, who sold out King Tuts, performed at Stag and Dagger festival and the T-Break Stage at this year’s T In The Park Festival. Blindfolds will nothing but compliment The Black Diamond Express, Edinburgh blues/ rock band, winners of the Danny Kyle Award at 2012’s Celtic Connections festival and Scottish BAFTA nominees.

O2 ABC Glasgow & Broadcast
Saturday 31st August 2013
£10 (stbf) from 0844 477 2000 or O2 ABC Box Office

Over 14s only – Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. (Line-up correct at time of going to press but subject to change)