Rockin’ the Glen

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drea O’Neill

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.”

Ready to rock Pint­sized per­form­ers from Vil­lage Mu­sic school wowed the crowds with clas­sic rock an­thems

Popular event week­end mu­sic fes­ti­val at­tracts mu­sic fans young and old

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Punk rock­ers Rat Pa­trol brought back the sev­en­ties punk rock era

Ska act Skale­do­nia were a firm favourite with fes­ti­val-go­ers

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