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Best of the fest: TOP 10 MUSIC.

FRANZ FERDINAND, LADYTRON

Princes Street Gardens: Aug 30 and 31, pounds 25

The adopted Glaswegians continue to take the world by storm - and previews of their new material sound incredible. This brace of open air shows seems destined to be the stand-out of this summer's programme. Unmissable.

PIXIES, IDLEWILD, TEENAGE FANCLUB, MY LATEST NOVEL Meadowbank Stadium: Aug 28, pounds 30

A stellar line-up for this show is headed by the Pixies. Since their blistering show at T in the Park last year, Frank Black's outfit are more sought-after than ever - so this is another must-see show

THE PRODIGYCorn Exchange: Aug 5, pounds 25

Liam Howlett's awesome band redefined the notion of live dance music, blending rock sensibilities with dance beats. You HAVE to see this band live.

RAZORLIGHT Corn Exchange: Aug 28, pounds 17.50

Johnny Borrell's controversial rockers brought us an astonishing debut album Up All Night. They've already followed it with a new single Somewhere Else - possibly their finest moment. Superb live

JULIETTE AND THE LICKS Liquid Room: Aug 26, pounds 12.50

When movie stars try their hand at music it usually spells disaster. But Juliette Lewis has broken the mould, her wild stage presence, surprisingly good voice and rock sound creating a fantastic buzz

EL PRESIDENTE Liquid Room: Aug 27, pounds 9

The much-loved Glaswegian outfit's feelgood groove made them one of the star turns of T in the Park's X Tent this year and it will ensure their Fringe show is equally sensational

WEEZER Corn Exchange: Aug 26, pounds 23.50

Singer Rivers Cuomo's geek-rock made Weezer one of the 90s most successful alternative acts. Their new album proves they are in the form of their lives

THE CORAL Liquid Room: Aug 28, pounds 20

Brilliant Liverpool outfit The Coral first burst into the limelight in 2002 - and their career highlight Dreaming Of You remains one of the defining songs of their city's unmistakable groove

THE DEPARTURE Liquid Room: Aug 22, pounds 8.50

A superb new band, taking the UK by storm with their driving new wave sound - think early Bowie meets Joy Division. Tipped for megastardom - and those who have caught them live can see why

SONS AND DAUGHTERS Liquid Room: Aug 23, pounds 10

This Glaswegian four-piece have been tipped as the next Scots band to follow Franz Ferdinand to stardom. With much talked-about live shows and a unique sound, they are on the up.

#Tickets for all shows available from Ticketmaster on 0870 169 0100 or www.gigsinscotland.co.uk
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Date:Jul 31, 2005
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