MUSIC fans will return to the banks of the Clyde next month as the Riverside Festival confirms it will be back for 2021.

Organisers say that, more than two years since it was first forced to reschedule due to Covid restrictions, fans will finally be making a return to the grounds of Glasgow’s iconic Riverside Museum on the River Clyde in September.

After what has been a long 18 months without live music, the Riverside crew are making up for lost time by throwing their biggest party yet. Fans will be treated to an extra day, turning Scotland’s premiere celebration of electronic music into a three-day weekender for the first time.

Mark Mackechnie, festival director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to finally be given some clear guidance and the go-ahead for the Riverside Festival to take place.

"It’s been challenging for everybody working on the event and also for customers waiting for the event to be given the green light. Now that’s happened we literally couldn’t be happier and we can’t wait to open the gates and welcome everybody down.”

Jamie xx, Disclosure, Amelie Lens and Skream will be joined by an eclectic array of the world’s most cutting-edge DJs on the grounds of the iconic Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

True to form, organisers have worked hard to make sure the line-up is as unique as it is formidable with Floating Points playing live in Scotland for the first time, Maya Jane Coles going back-to-back with Mella Dee for a world exclusive, and co-curators of the event, Slam, debuting their brand new Hybrid Live concept.

Another new addition to this year’s event is the Satellite Stage, which will be showcasing some of the up-and-coming homegrown talent that Glasgow is renowned for.

To top things off, after the festival closes on Saturday, organisers will be opening the doors to the official after-party: Riverside By Night. Huge names like Disclosure and Glasgow favourite Skream will be playing alongside a whole host of exciting local talent across Glasgow’s SWG3 warehouse complex, making Riverside By Night a late-night festival in itself.

This is the 8th edition of the Riverside Festival, and the first since the event had to be rescheduled from May 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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