5 August 2013

No Mean City Festival September 2013

No Mean City Festival 2013 September 2013

No Mean City Festival 2013 September

Academy Music Group (AMG) is proud to announce the third of its annual concert series in Scotland. September 2013, sees the return of the ‘No Mean City’ Festival in Glasgow, a unique celebration of Americana music.

Tipping its hat to the City’s close ties and associations with American roots music and heritage, ‘No Mean City’ will once again present over 20 artists, performing across five of Glasgow’s best loved live music venues including; O2 ABC Glasgow and Òran Mór; with 2013 inviting three new venues, Broadcast, Nice N Sleazy, and The Art School to co-host the Festival.

‘No Mean City’ uniquely brings together Scotland’s major concert promoters; Regular Music, DF Concerts, PCL and Academy Music Group’s promoting division, Academy Events, to showcase the best of and upcoming Americana artists from across the globe.

O2 ABC Glasgow. General Manager, Joe Splain says… “As a City, Glasgow has so much to offer, we’re lucky enough to be immersed in such a plethora of unique musical styles and Americana and new country have really pushed through in recent years. 2012 saw us host our second Festival, joining forces with some of Glasgow’s most popular venues and promoters. It really was a fabulous event, featuring the likes of Patti Smith and Grandaddy on our bill. No Mean City is the perfect addition to the eclectic music scene and this year’s programme has even more to offer, from outstanding internationally acclaimed headliners, to raw, upcoming talent

For a festival which is still developing’ adds Mark Mackie, Director at Regular Music ‘the programme of No Mean City in 2013 is exceptional. It features an enviable line-up of some of the finest Americana artists in the world, from icons like Kris Kristofferson to the fresh and exciting groups like The Milk Carton Kids or The Barr Brothers.  O2 ABC does a fantastic job in being the catalyst and focal point that makes it happen.”

'No Mean City 2013' will take music fans on a journey through the many sub genres of Americana music with performances from fresh talent including Junip (15th September) who have recently been making waves within the genre, all female alt country group The Be Good Tanyas (5th September) and a highly anticipated performance from American Alt -Rockers Eels (3rd September). ‘No Mean City 2013’ also sees the welcome return of Caitlin Rose (9th September) who played the very first ‘No Mean City’ festival back in 2011 and the month long celebration will come to a combustible end with American Country music legend and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kris Kristofferson (28th September) as he delights fans with a very special UK performance.

The official launch for ‘No Mean City 2013’ will take place at ‘For The Sake Of The Song’ on Friday 31st August, a one-day event at O2 ABC and O2 ABC2 Glasgow and Broadcast. For full details and listings, please visit
‘No Mean City’ Festival

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