Burnsfest! 2019 is a FREE family festival featuring Live Music, A-Coo-Stick Tipi, The Mercat, Jook Aboot Ceilidh Tent, Burns Howf with Soul DJ, The Haverin' Hoolie, The Chillootery, Scran Street, Some Comedy Yeah, The Poe-Tree, Bairns Bunnet, Haggis Hunt, Burns Fair, Archery, Crazy Golf and more!
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, EDDI READER, THE PRIMITIVES, THE PEARLFISHERS, STEPHANIE CHEAPE, TOM MCGUIRE & THE BRASSHOLES, DOPESICKFLY AND THE BARR STOOLS are our 2019 main stage acts!
HEADLINERS... The Temperance Movement is a blues rock band formed by Glasgow born vocalist Phil Campbell with band members boasting a rich history of experience with Rooster, Ben’s Brother, Jamiroqui, Ray Davis, The Waterboys and Feeder. Set to tour the US later this year with Deep Purple and Judas Priest the guys, recently voted ‘Best Rock Band’ at SSE Scottish Music Awards are taking time out of their schedule to make their debut at Burnsfest to perform hits such as Only Friend, Midnight Black and Caught in the Middle and we cannot wait!
Stephanie Cheape is the flame haired fiery singer who is the current holder of the hotly contested Capital FM Best Unsigned Act and has recently been tearing it up at Festivals including TRNSMT and Belladrum, headlining King Tut’s and Edinburgh’s torchlight procession, supporting Bryan Ferry and Hipsway and playing the world famous street party at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay!
Having grown up in Ayrshire Eddi Reader was the lead singer of the warmly remembered Fairground Attraction where the single Perfect and the album First of A Million Kisses both topped the British charts. A number of subsequent solo albums then firmly established Eddi as one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters.
The Pearlfishers are a Glasgow based rock band fronted by singer and songwriter David Scott who is also a UWS music lecturer in Ayr. The band were described by acclaim.ca as ‘one of Scotland’s best kept musical secrets’.
Tom McGuire and The Brassholes are fresh from a sell out album launch this eclectic, modern-soul-funk 8 piece band from Glasgow earned their stripes as buskers during the Commonwealth Games and are now one of Scotland’s most vibrant acts. Check out their video in the comments to brighten your day!
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Bring your friends, family and don’t forget your picnic blanket to make a day of it! Plus why not check out our Burnsfringe programme and extend your stay to include some of our other events.
Join us at Burnsfest 2019 to celebrate the man, the music, the legacy!