EXAMPLE has said Scotland is the best place in the world to perform.

The singer, whose real name is Elliot Gleave, gave the Scottish crowd the compliment before he headlines the King Tut’s stage at TRNSMT Festival next Friday - and it is one show he is looking forward to.

“You’re just always up for it,” he said.

“Whether it’s been 11 people in a small room or 40,000 at T In The Park it’s always been a buzz.

“Seriously it’s the best place to perform in the world. I’ve never had a bad show there.”

The 37-year-old first shot to fame in the early noughties thanks to his radio-friendly rave hop hits.

At the height of the electric dance music phenomenon, he produced dancefloor bangers Kickstarts, All Night, Changed the Way You Kiss Me and Won’t Go Quietly. He also collaborated with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris on We’ll Be Coming Back.

What can fans expect then from his TRNSMT set?

“All the classics. All the recent club bangers. Lots of energy. Generally a good time,” he promised.

“Very occasionally some festivals get it wrong. But for the most part, you’re performing to music lovers from all over the world, at a great location, with a bunch of exciting new artists and sometimes heritage legends. Backstage catering. Free bar. Mud. Rain. Sunshine. Whatever, it’s one of the best experiences in the world init.”

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Despite his background of creating dance tunes for a new generation of ravers, life for Example is now very different.

He is married to Australian model Erin McNaught, and the couple has two children. The family stay in Australia where Example thinks he has struck the balance between home life and his music career.

“It’s all about sacrifices. Balance,” he said

“ I’m away for two to three weeks sometimes but then I get two to three weeks at home and don’t go to work when I’m in Australia where we live now.

“I don’t drink when I’m home now. I like to stay sharp and fresh and focused so my family gets the best version of me possible.

“I mean I used to love it (touring). Now it’s a necessity for providing for my family.

“It’s tough being away as I’ve already said before. But I’ll never tire of being on stage and seeing new places.

“Even though the travel and airports and hotels are often mundane.”

Tickets are on-sale via www.TRNSMTfest.com