A SUMMER music festival has almost completely sold-out months before it is due to be held in a Glasgow park.

Regular Music, which organises the Summer Night’s Festival at Kelvingrove Bandstand, said it had experienced the fastest sell-out yet in the event’s five-year history.

Tickets for 11 out of the 12 artists due to perform are now at capacity including music legend Burt Bacharach, who will open this year’s boutique festival on July 26.

Other acts confirmed, include New Yorker Patti Smith, indie favourites Teenage Fanclub and Suede, 1980s legends The Human League and Bloc Party.

American rockers the National will play two dates on August 6 and 7, while Hue and Cry will close the festival on August 10.

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Now in its sixth year, the festival scooped the Unesco City of Music Best Live Event at the Scottish Music Awards, 2017.

Previous big names have included Tom Jones, The Pixies, Teenage Fanclub and Primal Scream.

It emerged earlier this month that another music festival, Fiesta x Fold, which was due to be held in Kelvingrove Park and last year hosted Chic legend Nile Rodgers, has been cancelled this year. The organisers attributed “the current political climate surrounding festivals and live music in Kelvingrove Park & Kelvingrove Bandstand” for the decision to pull the event.

It is thought that complaints over the sealing off of large areas of the park for the event may also have contributed.

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Last week Geoff Ellis, who runs TRNSMT, voiced criticism over a new park levy for events being held in Glasgow’s parks that is being introduced by Glasgow City Council. Kelvingrove Bandstand is understood to be exempt from the charge because it is run by Glasgow Life.

The longevity of the bandstand Summer Nights festival has been attributed to the ‘adult and noise friendly’ line-up choices - dance band Orbital were turned down - and respecting nearby residents. The event is held during the Summer holidays and concerts are not held on Sunday nights.

The festival has also been ‘trouble-free’ in the five years and is popular with artists - Welsh music legend Tom Jones has performed twice at the event.

Gerry White, of Regular Music, said: “We have now sold out 11 out of 12 shows and that’s a record for us.

“We have always had a very positive relationship with the council and I would say we have a positive relationship with local residents.

“We keep our drinks prices low, we invest in good lighting. The event is held during the school holidays and we don’t put artists on, on a Sunday night."

Tickets are still available for jazz singer Caro Emerald on Saturday July 27. To book tickets go to http://www.whatsonglasgow.co.uk/event/008751-summer-nights-at-the-bandstand/