Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Kilmarnock's Dirty Weekender Festival


Happening this weekend is another new music festival, proving that the appetite to organise small scale music events in places outwith the central belt is alive and well.  This is the first year that Dirty Weekender has run, yet with SAMA's organiser Richy Muirhead on board, things have been well organised, promoted and they boast a line up that other more established events should be jealous of.

Kicking off on Friday 1st June and running over the full weekend, the festival is split between two venues, Bakers and Dirty Martinis.  I'm not familiar with the town personally, but I'm informed that both venues are well known as good music enviroments. 

Tickets are on sale now for the festival via Tickets Scotland in-store & online.
Weekend passes are £25
Day Tickets £12 (Excluding Sunday £15)
http://tickets-scotland.com or 0141 204 5151

The big name is of course We Were Promised Jetpacks who have only a few weeks again been amazing people at Coachella.  Catching them in such a small setting should be a treat, and worth the Sunday ticket price alone.  Other than that my tip would be to camp out in Dirty Martinis on Saturday 2nd June, where several of my favourite singer songwriter type chaps will be.  Julia And The Doogans, Shambles Miller, Mike Nisbet.  It'd be rude not too.

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