Darvel Music Festival 2019/20

This year is the 18th anniversary of the Darvel Music Festival and since 2002 well over three hundred acts have entertained thousands of music fans at the town hall.

Visitors come from all over Scotland, the UK and beyond to enjoy the Darvel ‘Experience’ and the organisers expect a surge of interest for the four concerts they have scheduled for November 2019 and March 2020.

29 November 2019: Tide Lines and Project Smok – £20
30 November 2019: Skerryvore and Blazin’ Fiddles – £25

20 March 2020: James Grant (of Love & Money) and Diesel Park West – £20
21 March 2020: China Crisis and The Christians – £25

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K-Fest

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
Email: jwilson@celebratekilmarnock.com

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Kilmarnock Concert Brass Summer concert

Kilmarnock Concert Brass annual Summer Concert with guest performers from Take a Bow musical theatre group held in Take a Bow Opportunity Centre, (previously New Farm Community Centre), Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock KA3 7PH.

A varied programme of music from traditional brass band marches to current musicals and theme tunes performed by Kilmarnock Concert Brass.

Tea, coffee and a licensed bar available.

Tickets £5 per person, £4 concessions available from any band member or by contacting: Tracy Calderwood (07837946918) or Michael Burton (07817872176).

Reserve tickets and collect/pay at door.

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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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