BANDS such as Texas, Simple Minds and Paloma Faith as well as Scottish Opera and Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill of Still Game will form part of the BBC's entertainment during the Commonwealth Games.

A new performance area next to the BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow will feature live music every night over 16 days.

Tickets for the Quay, which will have entertainment between July 19 and August 3, will be free and be made available from May 30.

The Quay will be consist of an Outdoor Stage, an enclosed stage called The Big Tent, BBC Learning and BBC Get Inspired Zones, a big screen showing sport from the Games, and the Waverley - the world's last seagoing paddle steamer.

Other acts performing will be the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, saxophonist Maceo Parker, Amy Macdonald and The Overtones.

The One Show will be live at BBC at the Quay, on the outdoor stage.

There will also be broadcasts of Radio 1, 3 and 4 shows from the site.

The World Service will broadcast the World Book Club, which will feature Scottish author Janice Galloway, and Commonwealth Class, which will be a live debate featuring young people from across the Commonwealth.

The Quay will also be hosting many BBC Radio Scotland programmes, including live acoustic sessions from Iain Anderson's show.