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MugStock

Spreading the love this summer is MugStock: Glasgow’s not- for profit festival. Situated (north of the city) in Mugdock Country Park; the boutique gig offers camping, music, and arts over August 7- 9. Although in its debut year, the festival already expects 2,000 revellers. MugStock Co-organiser, Kat Borrowdale said: “MugStock is something truly unique – … Continue reading

West End Beer Festival

The first annual West End Beer Festival is pitching up in Glasgow from July 31 – August 1. Situated in Hughenden grounds – at Hillhead Sports Club – the festival will be sheltered from the elements, and include bars by Cafe Source Too and Good Spirits, as well stalls from visiting breweries. West End Beer … Continue reading

Lisbon

With our hearts set on a music festival, seven friends and I booked a week in July to Lisbon. Liberdade was our area of choice for its proximity to the venue; but there was a catch, it was ‘save- a- year-ahead’ expensive. Being Portugal-virgins we had unwittingly booked accommodation in its premier shopping district. So … Continue reading

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has cameras rolling and chins wagging with its 69th event. Opening the festival VIPs – including Robert Carlyle and Ashley Jensen – graced the red carpet for Carlyle’s directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thomson. EIFF Recruitment Coordinator Katri Vanhatalo said: “This year’s festival has had a great UK … Continue reading

Fyne Fest

Breaking the cycle of clichéd festivals, Fyne Fest returns for its sixth year of beats, beer and bites. The boutique festival, running June 12 – 14, is hosting 2000 attendees, over 30 live acts, and 150 craft beers. This is a long way from its humble roots, as Festival Marketing Manager Chris Black explained. He … Continue reading

West End Festival

Celebrating its 20th year in business, the West End Festival has returned to Glasgow with bigger acts than ever before. Festival Founder Michael Dale said:“The 2015 WEF has a lot of big names, including comedian Elaine C Smith, choir composer Mark Carroll, and (the Gruffalo) author Julia Donaldson. “There is a real mix of activities … Continue reading

Merchant City Festival

Preparations have begun for this year’s Merchant City festival and it promises to be the biggest yet. Running twice the length of previous events, the 2015 bill will span July 25 – August 2. Festival Executive Producer, Lorenzo Mele, said: “The 2014 Festival was exceptional because it supported the Commonwealth Games, acting as the cultural … Continue reading

Open House Art Festival

Bringing visual art to the public, Glasgow’s Open House Festival returned for its second year. Running May 2 – 4; the weekend saw local art installed in everyday buildings. Open House Artist Tine Bek said: “The festival involved almost 200 artists, whose work was spread out throughout town, in houses and public spaces; to make … Continue reading

Galoshans Festival

There’s a new UK arts festival and it’s called the Galoshans. With the Scots name for ‘guising’ it’s unsurprisingly scheduled North of the border. The exact location is however, more surprising. Unlike most Scottish festivals, it isn’t going to Glasgow or Edinburgh, rather Inverclyde. Bringing the festival to Inverclyde is Scottish charity UZ Arts. The … Continue reading

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