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Playground Festival at Rouken Glen Park: Travel information, stage times and weather for the weekend event

© Chris Austin / DCT MediaRouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Park

A new three-day festival takes place in Rouken Glen Park this weekend.

The Playground Festival will see acts including Groove Armada, Friendly Fires, De La Soul, Lauryn Hill and Hot Chip take to the stage in the East Renfrewshire Park.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of what promises to be an excellent weekend of live music in Glasgow’s southside.

The Mothership has landed…🚀 who’s joining us for some interstellar fun this weekend?!🔥

Posted by Playground Festival on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The line-up

Friday (4pm to 11pm)

La La – 4pm to 5pm

Illyus & Barrientos – 5pm to 6pm

The Cuban Brothers – 6pm to 7pm

Friendly Fires – 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Groove Armada – 9:15pm to 10:45pm

Saturday (2pm to 11pm)

Rebecca Vasmant & DJ Format – 2pm to 3:30pm

Fauves – 3:30pm to 4pm

Rebecca Vasmant & DJ Format – 4pm to 5pm

Shake Loves You – 5pm to 6pm

Anna Calvi – 6:10pm to 6:50pm

Craig Charles – 7pm to 8pm

De La Soul – 8pm to 9pm

Lauryn Hill – 9:30pm to 11pm

Sunday (2pm to 11pm)

Telford – 2pm to 2:40pm

Lylo – 2:40pm to 3:10pm

Pictish Trail – 3:30pm to 4pm

Honne – 4:30m to 5pm

Little Dragon – 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Maribou State – 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Django Django – 8:15pm to 9pm

Hot Chip – 9:35pm to 11pm

How to get there

The nearest station to Rouken Glen is Whitecraigs, which is a two minute walk away from one of the park’s entrances.

An alternative is Patterton, 10 minutes away, or Thornliebank, 20 minutes away.

Shuttle buses are also being run to and from the festival by Happy Bus.

Their services will depart from Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station between 3:30pm and 7pm on the Friday and between 1:30pm and 7pm on Saturday / Sunday.

For the way home, buses will leave between 10:30pm and midnight, dropping passengers off at Bothwell Street next to Glasgow Central Station.


Friday night looks set to be warm but cloudy, with temperatures forecast to be around 20C throughout the early evening and remaining in the high teens until the end of the show.

Saturday will be warm with some spells of sunshine, but also very likely to be wet with showers forecast into the evening.

Showers are also likely throughout Sunday, with temperatures remaining between 17 and 20C throughout the day.