Pop!South 2017 Weekender

9 Jan

For the fourth, and sadly final, time we’re back to bring you a host of amazing bands to brighten up those dreary winter months. Between the 10th and 12th of February you can expect to see some of the best and most exciting pop bands from Glasgow and beyond at The Glad Cafe. This will be our final event so we plan to go out on a high! (And more dancing on Saturday night)

Bands announced so far are The Spook School, ballboy, The Orchids, A New International, BooHooHoo, The Pooches, Wolf Girl, Deerful, mi myeGavin Osborn, Bodyheat, Blood of the Bull, Nyla, Life Model, Pete Green,Soda Fountain Rag Joyce Delaney & Marble Gods.
Day splits can be seen further below.

After fundraising for Sarcoma UK last year we are very happy to be raising money for Glasgow based anti-poverty community group WestGAP this time. WestGAP provide a free, independent and confidential advice service covering welfare rights as well as support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and much more.

£2 from every weekend ticket and £1 from every day ticket will go to this cause with weekend tickets now available for £22, Friday for £8, Saturday for £13 and Sunday for £9.

Playing are…

The Orchids were one of the original acts on the legendary Sarah Records label and have now been releasing perfect pop songs for 30 years. One of the greatest bands to come out of Glasgow, we’re very lucky to welcome them back one more time.

The Pooches distil all the finest parts of Scottish indiepop and American powerpop into short, brilliant songs. A breath of melodic air on the Glasgow live scene.

Bodyheat make jangly pop songs and are damn good at it! Songs to get stuck in your head.

Blood of the Bull provide bright and breezy retro-tinged garage pop with the beautifully haunting vocals of Hillary Van Scoy.

The Spook School – Well we couldn’t really do our final show without them, could we? Catchy & meaningful queer pop punk. Somehow not the biggest band in the world yet.

ballboy – We’ve twice in the past been fortunate to have Gordon McIntyre play solo shows for us but this will be the first time we’ve been able to bring you the increasingly rare ballboy live experience. John Peel favourites and one of the great Scottish bands of the past few decades, we’re very excited to see what they have in store for us.

Wolf Girl are a fuzzy DIY garage band from London whose album ‘We Tried’ was released earlier this year on the brillant Odd Box records and who very much deserve to be seen live.

BooHooHoo have just been announced as one of Vic Galloway’s 25 Scottish Artists to watch in 2017 and it’s no surprise to see why. Full-blown unapologetic electropop with synths aplenty and killer hooks.Comparisons with everyone from Hot Chip to New Order and Chvrches to Bis have been made.

Life Model played an incredible set for us in May and followed it shortly after with a support slot for Belle & Sebastian. Dreamy and ethereal sounds, beautiful vocals and the tunes to make it all meld together perfectly.

Joyce Delaney have already become something of a force in Glasgow’s DIY scene. Noisy, poppy bubblegum punk who blew the roof off last year’s Weekender.

Soda Fountain Rag – Hailing from Bergen, Norway, which they claim to be the rainiest city in the world (they’ll fit in nicely in Glasgow), Soda Fountain Rag are an indiepop blast of naive, sharp and bitterweet lyrics. No strangers to travelling large distances for the chance of a gig, they charmed the crowd and won new fans at last year’s indietracks festival and are sure to do the same in Glasgow.

Marble Gods are a young Glasgow band who play noisy, guitar-drenched indiepop with gloriously melodic vocals.


A New International are lush, romantic and one of the most exciting live bands in Scotland. Deservedly starting to play radio sessions and big shows all over Scotland they’ll make you dance and they’ll break your heart.

Deerful is a solo electronic project from Emma Winston (also of Owl & Mouse and Darren Hayman’s band). Expect synths, Game Boys and weird, wonderful and beautiful sounds, all topped with strong melodic vocals.

Gavin Osborn is a Bristol based singer-songwriter known also for his collaborations with Daniel Kitson. A wonderful storyteller who will make you laugh and cry within the same song.

From the North of Scotland by way of Wakefield, mi mye make lush, beautiful and lyrically intriguing music in a way that has seen them play a session for Marc Riley and be compared to the likes of King Creosote, Daniel Johnston and Smog.

Nyla played for us last year as part of the mighty Joyce Delaney but this time round you can expect smart, funny and more reflective storytelling in an anti-folk style.

Pete Green: words and music may be know to some as a member of The Sweet Nothings who played for us 3 years ago but is also an accomplished poet and solo artist. His most recent work has combined field recordings with his songs on subjects such as coastlines, sex, football, whisky and getting lost.


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