PLAYGROUND Festival have confirmed their headliners for 2021.

Returning to Rouken Glen Park in the south side of Glasgow, the festival will be headlined by electro pioneers Underworld, Kraftwerk and disco legends Chic.

After being forced to cancel this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the three-day event will take place from 30th July to 1st August.

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.”

Organisers will be adding a list of up and coming bands and artists to the line-up over the coming weeks. They also have plans to expand their street food forest area with a kids area and wellness retreat.

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.”

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