1 The best of the week: What an incredible venue for a festival, stunning architecture, water’s edge and some of the best DJs ever.

You are in for the time of your life. Riverside Festival, today, at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum. The last of the three-day electronic music festival brings together a combination of some of the biggest and most cutting edge electronic artists and DJs to this unique and iconic location on the bank of the Clyde, Don’t be late. Last entry tonight is 7pm. Today’s line-up includes Amelie Lens, Bambounou, DaxJ, Ellen Allien, Hetor Oaks, Ida, Paula Temple, Slam (hybride live) and VTSS. www.riversidefestivalglasgow.com

2 G3 is the place to be, or more specifically SWG3, the coolest and most stylish venue in Scotland. This week seen the launch of a new restaurant residency in the fabulous Acid Bar, once again open to the public. Known for being a venue that is home to food, music and art, the team at renowned West End restaurant Five March couldn’t have picked a better venue for their vibrant Go Sangatsu.

The food is sublime with a strong focus on the freshest of ingredients and showcasing a new twist on Japanese cuisine. Check out the website at www.swg3.tv and also www.fivemarch.co.uk/gosangatsu

3 A WELCOME return for the legendary Two-Tone band, The Specials (below), who defined an era with the classic Ghost Town. The hits keep coming throughout their live show but they’ll be interspersed with tracks from their most recent album Encore, Encore, which was released in 2019 and features the first new Specials music for 37 years. Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, tomorrow. www.barrowland-ballroom.co.uk/2020/09/07/the-specials-6-sept-2021

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4 THE wildly successful podcast Shagged, Married, Annoyed transforms itself into a live show at Edinburgh’s Playhouse today at 3pm and 8pm. Chris and Rosie Ramsay chat about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between. www.atgtickets.com/shows/shagged-married-annoyed-podcast/edinburgh-playhouse

5 BRISTOL’S Idles have been carving a strong reputation for incredibly intense gigs since releasing their debut album Brutalism in 2017. Two more albums followed … Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018 and Ultra Mono last year …both acclaimed by critics. They’ve been associated with punk rock, although it’s not a label they enjoy. Definitely a show not to be missed. Thursday at 7pm, Fat Sams, Dundee www.idlesband.com/event/260846

6 THE Great Perthshire Food & Drink Festival, from now until September 30 across various venues boasts some of Scotland’s best restaurants, chefs and producers. There is a strong commitment to quality, sourcing locally and seasonally and rearing sustainably. Award-winning pies, Rosette star chefs, cosy pubs and proper old fashioned baking. Visit www.greatperthshire.com/food-drink-festival-sign-up

7 TRNSMT, Scotland’s biggest festival is back after lockdown! A brilliant lineup includes Courteeners and Little Simz on Friday, the legend that is Liam Gallagher, Primal Scream and Twin Atlantic on Saturday, and The Chemical Brothers, Amy Macdonald and Snow Patrol close the show on Sunday.

It’s going to be a big one.

We have all missed festivals so much, this week you get two of the best. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.