Back in September of 2006 and July of 2007 Victoria Park in Glasgow was the host of the Indian Summer music festival.
Attracting names like The Fall, Hot Chip and Yeah Yeah Yeahs the first year was, and still is, highly regarded by those in attendance, and was succesful enough to return for a second year. 2007 saw the festival repositioned to July in the calender, Scottish Septembers aren’t ideal for an outdoor event after all, and had The Flaming Lips, Wilco and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on the bill. Anecdotal tales say that the second year didn’t do so well in terms of ticket sales, possibly due to the first Connect Festival taking place that year, on the first weekend of September that Indian Summer had previously been on.
And that was that. The festival didn’t return in 2008, or 2009.
Will it be back in 2010?
Short answer – no idea.
Slightly longer answer based on guesswork, and what passes for investigative journalism from me – it might be.
Two bands currently have Indian Summer Festival – Glasgow, September 4th listed on their upcoming gigs section of MySpace. Swedish band Dag for Dag
have it down as their only upcoming UK date, while Zola Jesus
are listed as playing Indian Summer before a trip to Edinburgh the next day, then returning to Glasgow on the 6th. Neither band have a link to buy tickets.
Two hours of searching every phrase I can think of hasn’t thrown up any more bands with it listed as an upcoming gig.
Update: The Pop Cop pointed me here
, which lists The Ruby Suns as playing too. No mention of it on their MySpace
The Indian Summer MySpace
hasn’t been updated since 2007. In fact, it advises signing up to the mailing list on http://www.indiansummerglasgow.com
to be the first to learn about Indian Summer 2008. The domain name is still valid and registered
, it just doesn’t go anywhere.
Since it is now August and there’s no sign of any promotion for an event a month away, and there seems to only be three bands that think they are playing, I’ll put it down to a wire being crossed somewhere rather than the return of the festival. Of course I could wake up to a full page advert in the Sunday Mail in the morning…
If however anyone knows anything different, give me a shout eh?