Party At The The Palace - Who to see
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Party At The The Palace - Who to see

Vida- having singles produced by Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) and Kieren Webster (The View) has seen Alloa band Vida continue to grow in stature. It's on the live stage that front-man Jamie Pollock and his band truly captivate their audience and with 'This Feeling' championing the band they have been taking to stages up and down the country and making new fans along the way.

Nickajack Men - Denny band the Nickajack Men have already supported The View on a few occasions and sold out King Tuts a couple of times in their own right. Their track 'Gordo' caught my ear a couple of years back and they have dropped another couple of crackers since. A live presence not to be missed!

100 Fables -  Influenced by the 80's new wave, the Glasgow band fronted by Lynsey Knox are no strangers to #patp. There is a reason 100 Fables keep being invited back, check them out for yourself and you will see why.

Carly Connor - This rising star from Easterhouse is the real deal and packs a vocal that you must hear this weekend. Backed by her band of ' Bar Dogs', Carly is a force to be reckoned with and I can't wait to hear her belt out her single 'Who's Gonna Love You?'

Keri Watt - A Scottish singer/songwriter who came to my attention when she featured on the Embrace single 'Never' from their latest album Love Is A Basic Need. Boosted by her vocal, the track is one of the strongest on the album and

Colonel Mustard and the Dijion 5 - is there a better festival band to get the crowd going? I doubt it!  No strangers to #patp, the Colonel and his band are a live experience like no other. Admittedly, I am a fan and absolutely love hearing this band live. Tracks such as 'Dance Off', 'Cross The Road' and 'Peace, Love And Mustard' project positivity and engage the crowd. The Yellow Movement is coming!

CAST - John Power and his band need no introduction. If your thinking you only know a couple of their tracks, think again! A string of hits throughout the 90s including 'Fine Time', 'Live The Dream' and 'Guiding Star' ensure any festival set list is sure to get the Linlithgow crowd singing along and feeling 'Alright'!

Embrace - I've been a fan of the McNamara brothers and their band since they dropped debut single 'All You Good Good People' back in 1998. Live staples 'Come Back To What You Know', 'Ashes' and 'Gravity' are sure to get the crowd going. If you enjoy euphoric anthems, make sure you catch Embrace, you will not be disappointed.

James - The Manchester band endeared themselves into the hearts of the nation with their anthem 'Sit Down'. Who knows if the sun's out and the tapps are aff it just could happen this year as the headliner bring day one of the party to a close. After a hiatus, James have experienced something of a resurgence in recent years with albums La Petite Mort and Girl At The End Of The World reminding just how great this band are.

Gabrielle - With her infectious debut single 'Dreams', Gabrielle introduced herself to the world back in 1993. With a string of hits, including her massive number one smash 'Rise', Gabrielle is sure to prove a popular draw.

Texas - Fresh from bossing the TRNSMT stage, Sharleen Spiteri and her band are nothing short of iconic and continue the tradition of a Scottish act closing Party At The Palace. With tonnes of big hits in their locker, Texas are sure to deliver a memorable set as they close the 5th Party At The Palace.

The Complete Stone Roses - Ok so it isn't Ian Brown and co but close your eyes, let the  melodies seep through your skin and you might just enjoy it as much as the real thing. The Complete Stone Roses are an authentic tribute band who have been keeping alive the music of the Roses for over 20 years.


Words: bazzamills