Calder­stock gear up for the big sum­mer mu­sic fes­ti­val

Rutherglen Reformer - - The TIcket -

Calder­stock kick starts the sum­mer fes­ti­val cal­en­dar next month fea­tur­ing some of the best home­grown tal­ent in La­nark­shire.

The free out­door week­end mu­sic fes­ti­val is back for a fourth year at Calder­glen Coun­try Park Court­yard on Satur­day, May 23 and Sun­day, May 24.

The free, fam­ily-friendly event fea­tures the cream of lo­cal mu­sic tal­ent who are set to en­ter­tain fes­ti­val­go­ers over two af­ter­noon ses­sions from noon un­til 5.30pm.

And with stalls, bar­beque, face paint­ing and a bouncy cas­tle there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one.

Front­man for ska/ reg­gae/punk rock­ers The Cherry Reds, De­clan ‘Fudgie’ McFad­den, said the East Kil­bride band can’t wait to make their de­but per­for­mance at the fes­ti­val.

De­clan (15), from The Mur­ray, said: “We are all re­ally look­ing for­ward to the gig. The line-up is fan­tas­tic this year with lots of great bands on the bill.

“We feel th­ese kind of free fam­ily fes­ti­vals are a great way for new young bands to get them­selves heard, es­pe­cially for a band like us who play mu­sic which is not usu­ally lis­tened to by a younger au­di­ence.”

The tal­ented kids from the Vil­lage Mu­sic School will also be re­turn­ing to the stage af­ter their Rock­Club’s out­stand­ing per­for­mance at last year’s event.

The band, fea­tur­ing the mu­sic school’s bright­est and youngest tal­ent, has an av­er­age age of just 11, with mem­bers as young as seven.

The Rock­Club per­form rock and pop clas­sics and this year will be cov­er­ing Oa­sis hit What­ever, ACDC’s High­way to Hell and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nir­vana.

There will also be per­for­mances by the school’s ukulele, gui­tar and vo­cal stu­dents.

The mu­sic school will be giv­ing away vouch­ers for free come and try lessons.

Over the week­end dona­tions will be col­lected for Nord­off Rob­bins mu­sic ther­apy char­ity, which works to trans­form lives in Scot­land through the power of mu­sic.

Gerry Camp­bell, gen­eral manager of South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture, said: “Now in it’s fourth year, South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture’s live mu­sic fes­ti­val, Calder­stock, in part­ner­ship with EK Vil­lage Mu­sic and Hash­tag Man­age­ment ser­vices, has grown each year in pop­u­lar­ity and va­ri­ety.

“The fes­ti­val gives lo­cal mu­si­cians, of all ages, the rare chance to show­case their tal­ents and per­form live in this iconic lo­cal venue.

“Calder­stock, is an open air fes­ti­val for the whole fam­ily so come along and en­joy a great day out.”

Bands set to per­form on Satur­day are: noon – Matt McDon­agh; 12.45pm – Lisa T; 1.30pm– Sux Pas­tels; 2.15pm – Sons of Ho­ra­tio; 3pm – The Ro­tors; 3.45pm – The Mo­tifs; 4.30pm – The Lap­pels.

And play­ing on the Sun­day are: noon – EK School of Rock; 1pm – Scott Abercrombie; 1.30pm –Davie Rollo & Toy Tin Sol­dier; 2.15pm – Skale­do­nia; 3pm –Dog­tooth; 3.45pm – Rat Pa­trol; 4.30pm – The Cherry Reds.

Please note strictly no al­co­hol is per­mit­ted at this event.

Mu­sic ther­apy The fes­ti­val raises funds for Nord­off Rob­bins char­ity each year

Lo­cal tal­ent East Kil­bride rock­ers Rat Pa­trol are on the bill

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