Well, we gotta hand it to you Glasgow, you sure know how to put on a festival. The No Mean City (amazing name, by the way) festival is all about celebrating Americana music in Glasgow. Now in its third year, the festival will feature cracking music acts playing various venues across the city between the 31st of August and 28th of September.
The festival kicks off on Saturday 31st August with an all day mini festival For the Sake of the Song - why have one big festival when you can have a mini one too? The folks behind No Mean City have organised a shed load of bands to play across the course of the day at two venues - the ABC and Broadcast. These venues are just across the road from each other, so you can hop between the two and take your pick from tomorrow's lineup. Tickets for the all-days are just £10, with one ticket giving you access to both venues all day long. The music kicks off at 2pm and will be going on until around 11.30pm, so don't say you're not spoiled for choice.
It's not all about the opening weekend though, as No Mean City Festival will be hosting American artists in Glasgow throughout September, with Dawes, Raintown, Eels, Caitlin Rose, and Kris Kristofferson among the highlights. Along with the o2 ABC and Broadcast, venues such as Oran Mor and Nice 'n' Sleazy are also taking part.
The festival is definitely a must for any Americana music fan in Glasgow and we're sure there's a few of you out there. The perfect post-summer musical comedown.