Candi Stanton provides soundtrack to new ‘Festival of Wheels’

Festival of Wheels will bring roller skating, skateboarding, BMX biking and the emergency services Blue Light Festival together at Riverside Museum. Picture: SNS Group

Festival of Wheels will bring roller skating, skateboarding, BMX biking and the emergency services Blue Light Festival together at Riverside Museum. Picture: SNS Group

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A new “Festival of Wheels” will launch in Glasgow next month, featuring an adult roller disco, skateboarding and BMX biking.

The Riverside Museum is hosting three weekends of entertainment, with soul singer Candi Staton and DJ and producer Jellybean Benitez providing the soundtrack for its first outdoor roller disco on September 3 and 4.

The following weekend will see skateboarding and BMX demonstrations along with lessons as experts show off their skills on a specially-constructed ramp.

September 17 and 18 marks the return of the Blue Light Festival, a display by Scotland’s emergency services which attracted about 20,000 visitors to the museum last year.

The free family event offers the chance to climb aboard bikes, cars and trucks used by the country’s first responders and view Glasgow’s collection of vintage vehicles.

Glasgow Life chairman councillor Archie Graham said: “Riverside is already renowned for delighting visitors with some of the world’s finest cars, bikes, ship models and trams, and now we’re moving outside.

“Whether your passion is roller skating, skateboarding or bmx-ing or if, like me, you prefer to leave these to the younger generation, but enjoy finding out more about the incredible work our emergency services do, you’re sure to find something of interest this September.”

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