Rockin’ the Glen
Hundreds of revellers flocked to East Kilbride’s Calderglen Country Park for the fourth annual Calderstock festival.
The free, family-friendly event showcased some of Lanarkshire’s best musicians who entertained over 1800 festival-goers in the courtyard over two days.
Bands included Matt McDonagh who opened this year’s event with his mix of popular covers.
This was followed by Lisa T, The Sux Pastels, The Rotor and The Motifs, who’s saxophone player, James, had made the long trip from London on the day to perform with the band.
And, after their outstanding performance last year, The Village Music school’s young musicians returned to the stage to open the festival on the second day.
This year they covered classic rock anthems including ACDC’s Highway to Hell and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana followed by performances from the school’s ukulele, guitar, violin and choir.
Other talented artists included Scott Abercrombie, Davie Rollo and Toy Tin So l d i e r, Ska l e d o n i a, Dogtooth, Rat Patrol and to finish a great weekend off were The Cherry Reds playing ska/reggae music.
Gerry Campbell, general manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, said: “Yet again people came out in their droves to enjoy our annual Calderstock Festival in a family-friendly atmosphere.
“People gave generously and a healthy charity donation is now on its way to Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity which works hard to transform lives in Scotland through the power of music.
“The festival has yet again given local musicians of all ages the rare opportunity to showcase their talents and perform at a fantastic open air venue and has further cemented our bonds with our local partners Hashtag management services and Village Music from East Kilbride.”
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