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Deoch an Dorus Festival

Shirking its knitwear image, the Isle of Arran is once again hosting the alternative music festival Deoch an Dorus. Running on April 30, the festival is in it’s second year and it’s back with a vengeance. Festival organiser Mark McGhee said: “Last year Rory Gordon and I launched Deoch an Dorus with only seven weeks … Continue reading

Wolf Ruby

The Only Way is Ethics

  Social conscience stirs as Glasgow plans its alternative lifestyle festival. The Only Way Ethics will busy the city, from November 29 to December 6, with ethical discussions focused on improving Glasgow. Organiser Craig Tannock said: “Some of the issues the festival will cover include the energy crisis, anti austerity, women’s activism, ethical arts funding … Continue reading

Pons Aelius

Pumping fresh blood into the folk music scene is UK six piece Pons Aelius. In 2015 – at the combined age of 132 – the band gained recognition by winning the Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Award. Now launching its debut EP; Pons Aelius is taking its horde of instruments on tour. This means transporting its guitar, … Continue reading

StrEAT Glasgow

  Combining Glasgow’s love of arts and eats; StrEAT food festival is coming to the Briggait on September 26 -27, and the best part is it’s free! After witnessing the success of its London events, StrEAt organisers: Nicky Modlin, Simon Foy, Donald MacLeod and Vanessa Gilpin brought it north of the border. Vanessa Gilpin explained: … Continue reading

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

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

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