Retailers bring the noise

Retail venue: BAad at the Barras.
Retail venue: BAad at the Barras.

MOVE over TRNSMT, GroceryAid is bringing headline acts and food and drink brands to Glasgow’s East End for the charity’s inaugural Checkout Scotland festival on 1 September.

The one-day festival is being pitched as a musical celebration of the retail industry, offering retailers and their staff the chance to raise the roof – and some money for a good cause in the process.

Taking place at BAaD, in Glasgow’s famous Barras Market, Checkout Scotland’s lineup is packed with chart topping talent.

Live acts include The Feeling, Scouting for Girls and Sophie Ellis Bextor. There will also be DJ sets from Clyde 1 record spinners George Bowie and Cassi, as well as GroceryAid Scotland’s own Jim Harper.

Sponsors for the event include Irn-Bru, Tennent’s, Bobby’s Foods, Brewdog, Edinburgh Gin, Mars Wrigley and half a dozen more.

Tickets are £60+VAT and are available from GroceryAid Scotland directly, via the charity’s website.

Peter Steel, joint chairman of GroceryAid Scotland said: “We really hope to see a wide cross-section of the trade on the night.”