Newmilns Arts & Crafts Festival and Classic Car Rally

We are very excited to introduce the second Newmilns Arts and Crafts Festival, as part of the Newmilns Festival Weekend. Organised by the Newmilns Regeneration Association, the event will be held on Sunday 22 September at 11am – 4pm.

The Arts and Crafts event will include over 80 stalls of arts and crafts vendors and community groups, a demonstration area, a 400 capacity cafe area and a Classic Car Rally brought to us by Ayrshire Classics Car Club.

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Newmilns Food Festival

Established in 2016 by the Newmilns Regeneration Association, the Newmilns Food Festival has been a resounding success over the past three years with thousands of people attending the event each year from both near and further afield.

We are back this year, bigger and better with a capacity for 80 quality food and drink producers, a live demonstration area, large food court, outdoor vendors area and a licensed bar.

We also have Celebrity Chef Tony Singh carrying out two cooking demos and also taking part in “An Audience With Tony Singh”

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Live Lounge (Music For All @ New Laigh Kirk)

Free event: Live Lounge is an exciting acoustic showcase of four young musicians, singer-songwriters!

New Laigh Kirk in John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock will be hosting an open Live Lounge-styled evening with acoustic musicians performing their own music. There’ll be a wide range of musical styles from four exciting groups, all playing for the event in support of mental health awareness in Scotland. The Live Lounge event is in Association with Ayrshire College lecturer, Murray Baxter and Rip It Up and welcomes everyone who would like to come and enjoy some informal acoustic music or for anyone who would like to come along to support the groups. Doors open at 7pm. Come along and enjoy! Entrance is free but donations are welcome: SAMH (Scottish Association For Mental Health).

Lori Smith Fourteen-year-old singer/songwriter Lori Smith is set to make waves in 2019. Lori is a regular performer and busker, playing venues and events across Ayrshire. After the successful release of her debut single, Fighter, Lori has a busy summer schedule including performances at Live @ Troon and K-fest. Having been raised listening to Northern Soul, Ska, Reggae and Punk, as well as developing her own musical taste ranging from Jake Bugg to Paloma Faith, Lori has a depth of influences that have helped shape her as a songwriter.

Stara Zagora Creating a cinematic sound, Stara Zagora (Sean McGeoch) is set to release his brand new album, ‘One Way Ticket To The Moon Please…’ this summer. Currently studying Sound Production at Ayrshire College, Sean takes influences from the likes of
Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Neil Young.

Martyn McGilvray Singer song writer Martyn McGilvray’s debut EP, Another Day was released on July 1st 2019. Martyn studies sound production at Ayrshire College and is looking forward to performing throughout 2019.

Sasha Kaloheris Sasha is a fifteen year old singer songwriter from Renfrewshire who has been a regular performer in the Glasgow music scene over the last 2 years. Sasha takes influences from Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and the 1975.

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The K-Fest is an annual outdoor Music Festival which is held in the Town of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland.

Now in its third year since inception, the Festival continues to grow from strength to strength – featuring a mix of local artists and talented entertainers from all over the United Kingdom.

This year’s event will be held at The Strand on Saturday 27 July from 4pm to 10pm, and will feature Headliners – Elephant Sessions, Supported by Anchor Lane, Twin Heart, Anna Sweeney, Kendama, Stara Zagora Music and Lori Smith.

‘Taster Music Sessions’ are being held in the Town Centre every Saturday in the lead-up to the event, with young buskers performing for the general public.

The Official Opening will be held on Friday evening, 26 July at 7.30pm at the New Laigh Kirk Church, with a free showcase entitled ‘Anthems from Broadway and Beyond’ staged by the Loudoun Musical Society.

The K-Fest event itself offers a fantastic line-up of musicians for the evening’s performance. The venue will be fully-licensed and street food will be available for purchase.

Family-friendly entertainment will available throughout the town during the day.

Tickets are now available from Eventbrite at £10.00 per person.

For further details, please contact:

James Wilson, Organiser

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SAWLASE Music Festival

SAW Leisure And Sports Enterprise have organised this three venue music festival in New Cumnock Working Men’s Club, to help raise awareness of Mental Health issues.

Great bands and solo performers giving up their time for a great cause. Times in venues vary.

  • New Cumnock Working Men’s Club
  • New Cumnock Bowling Club
  • New Cumnock Town Hall

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Mauchline Holy Fair 2019

Mauchline Town Centre, East Ayrshire, Saturday 25th May 2019, 11am-5pm.

Live music and dance, children’s entertainment, funfair, children’s art competition and and over fifty stalls of local crafts, foods and delicacies. Culture for all ages!

This year’s Holy Fair has action in every corner of the town. We have a full line up of music and poetry in the Church, talented local musicians on all day on our Newcomer’s Stage – sponsored by Digital Kitchens Factory Outlet, and a great line up of dance and music on the Main Stage! We also have over 50 stalls with local craft, food, drinks and delicacies from across Ayrshire and beyond. The kids will not be bored either with a full funfair, ‘Children’s Area’ (also sponsored by Digital Kitchens) with an art competition, children’s entertainer, face painting and music!

This year our main stage will play host to the likes of singer-songwriters Matthew Gibb and Davie Anderson, dancers from Sophie Oliver School of Dance and DCB Dance Co. We will also be entertained with music from the Auchinleck and Cumnock School Concert Bands with their conductor – tuba player Craig Anderson. The afternoon will build up to our headline act The Well Happy Band and music from Ebb and Flow! The Newcomers’ Stage will show off many local musicians and young singers from across Ayrshire including Emi V, Cameron J Smith, Rebecca Cameron, Catching Fireflies and more!

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