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The Spree Festival Paisley

The Spree festival Paisley, is a brand new music, arts and comedy festival taking place in Paisley from 25 – 28 October 2012. For the first time ever Paisley will have its very own Spiegeltent in County Square.
Visit the fantastic brand new website www.thepsree.co.uk
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The Spree is a new four day festival taking place in Paisley across four different venues, Paisley Abbey, Paisley Arts Centre, The Wynd Centre and a Spiegeltent based in County Square. Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 October 2012!

The festival encompasses music, drama, dance, comedy and has something for everyone to enjoy… Roddy Frame, Karen Matheson, Damien Dempsey, Francois and the Atlas Mountains and comedian Craig Hill headline the festival.

From lunch time comedy clubs, Roddy Frame performing live in Paisley Abbey to Craig Hill performing in the Spiegeltent this really will be a fabulous four days of complete entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased from www.tickets-scotland.com or 08444 155 221 or from the Renfrewshire Council box office on 0141 887 1010

Event Listing:
Thursday 25th October 2012
  • 10.00 -11.00: Gaelic workshops – trio of musicians FREE to be held in the Spiegeltent
  • 12.00 -2.00: Who’s lunch is it anyway? In association with The Stand to be held in the Spiegeltent £5 PER TICKET
    This improvised comedy show will have you in stitches. Marvel as Stuart Murphy & Garry Dobson weave comedy magic from your suggestions
  • 5.00 – 6.00: 5PM Club Reid Kerr College performance – two acoustic acts FREE to be held in the Spiegeltent
  • 6.00 – 7.30: Panel event to be held in Paisley Arts Centre FREE
  • 7.30 -10.00: Paisley Underground presents Chemikal Underground – Human Don’t be Angry supporter by Miaoux Miaoux to be held in the Spiegeltent £12/£10 TICKETS
  • 7.30 -10.00: Karen Matheson Band (Gaelic singer, lead in Capercaillie) and Dick Gaughan TICKETS £18/£16, event to be held in Paisley Abbey

Friday 26th october

  • 10.00 -11.00: Gaelic workshops – trio of musicians FREE to be held in the Spiegeltent
  • 12.00 -2.00: Who’s lunch is it anyway? In association with The Stand held in the Spiegeltent £5 PER TICKET
  • 5.00 – 6.00: 5PM Club Reid Kerr College performance – two acoustic acts FREE held in the Spiegeltent
  • 6pm: Create in association with Hit the Road held in the The Wynd Centre TICKETS £2
  • 7.00 – 9.00: Craig Hill, comedian held in the Spiegeltent TICKETS £14.50/£13
  • 9.30 -11.30: Damien Dempsey album tour (West of Scotland excl) £12/£10 TICKETS held in the Spiegeltent

Saturday 27th October

  • 10.00 – 11.00: Gaelic workshops – trio of musicians FREE held in the Spiegeltent
  • 12.00 – 2.00: Loud and Proud present ‘The Wee Band’ and ‘The Acutones’, plus special guest singers held in the Spiegeltent TICKETS £10/£8
  • 2.00: Kids Comedy Club in association with The Stand Comedy Club held in the The Wynd Centre. TICKETS £5
  • 2.00: Seminar held in the Reid Kerr College FREE
  • 3.00 – 5.00: Pace Youth Theatre held in the Spiegeltent TICKETS £10/£5
  • 7.00: Fidil and Bard Band £12/10 TICKETS held in the Spiegeltent
  • 7.00: Roddy Frame plus support £18/16 TICKETS held in the Paisley Abbey
  • 8.00: Mairi Morrison, Gaelic influence, just recorded album and Alasdair Roberts, Indie and Folk £12/10 TICKETS held in the Paisley Arts Centre
  • 9.30: Best of Scottish Comedy in association with The Stand -Bruce Devlin, Raymond Mearns , Keir MacAllister, James Kirk. £10/£8 TICKETS held in the Spiegeltent

Sunday 28th October

  • 2.00 -5.00: – Danny Kyle stage in association with Celtic Connections
    Breabach – recently nominated as Best Group at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Scots Trad Awards simultaneously in 2011

    Craig Jeffrey PLUS MORE TO BE REVEALED.
    TICKETS £10/£8 held in the Spiegeltent

  • 7.30: Francois and the Atlas Mountains, indie and folk (Scottish Exclusive) plus special guests. TICKETS £12/£10 held in the Spiegeltent

This listing is by no means the final listing and is subject to change, it is purely there to give visitors and the people of Paisley a guide to what is on during the Spree event in October.

Keep coming back to www.paisley.org.uk for more on the Spree itself. Or please visit the brand new website www.thespree.co.uk

The Spree website should be live week commencing 6th August 2012. You can also visit the Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/thespreefestival

Tickets can be purchased from www.tickets-scotland.com or 08444 155 221 or from the Renfrewshire Council box office on 0141 887 1010

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Bands check-in as Scotland’s latest music festival takes off…

Bands check-in as Scotland’s latest music festival takes off…

Bands from across the country are about to check-in at Glasgow Airport for the launch of Scotland’s latest, and most unusual, music festival.

Launched on Thursday (15 July), ‘Airplay’ is Glasgow Airport’s festival of music, taking place over the next four weeks, with a prize of £1,000 for the most popular performer. It’s the first time a Scottish airport has hosted a series of summer concerts for passengers.

The Scottish gateway hopes to mirror the success of Austin Bergstrom Airport in Texas, which regularly hosts music events as part of the internationally renowned South by Southwest festival.

The competition will see 24 acts compete over a series of heats, with four acts going through to a live final on Thursday 12 August. A panel of independent judges will determine which act will be crowned Airplay winners and receive a cheque for £1,000.

Around 100 acts originally entered the competition. The remaining 24 – mostly from Scotland, with one act from Northern Ireland – will each perform three songs during a live set in front of passengers. The travelling public will get a chance to vote for their favourite acts using a specially designed webpage which can be accessed by visiting www.glasgowcityofmusic.com

Airport bosses have launched the festival to highlight Glasgow’s status as a UNESCO City of Music, awarded in 2008 because of the region’s rich musical heritage.

The west of Scotland has given rise to some of Scottish music’s biggest names, including Aztec Camera, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Deacon Blue, Del Amitri, Glasvegas, Hue and Cry, Lulu, Texas, Travis and Paolo Nutini.

Glasgow Airport’s Terminal manager Mark Johnston hopes the event could become a regular feature in the city’s music calendar.

He said: “Glasgow Airport is always looking for innovative ways to entertain its passengers, and we think Airplay is the perfect vehicle. As well as providing free entertainment for passengers, Airplay is a fantastic showcase for young, aspiring bands who will get the opportunity to perform in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of passengers from around the world.

“We have been inundated with entries from across the country, and we’re delighted that Glasgow Airport is the first in Scotland to host a music festival of this kind. If all goes well, Airplay could become a regular event during the summer months.”

The event is being supported by UNESCO City of Music, The Academy of Music and Sound, production company Artist Media Ltd, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and Glasgow based Creation Studios.

Louise Mitchell, Director of UNESCO City of Music, said: “Glasgow has a strong and proud musical heritage and Airplay is a fantastic way to celebrate the contribution the city has made, and continues to make, to the UK music scene.”

Damian Beattie, Manager of the Academy of Music and Sound in Glasgow, added: “This is a great initiative from Glasgow Airport and we’re delighted to have played our part in bringing the idea to fruition. We see real potential in this festival becoming a regular fixture in the city’s music calendar. It will really help to cement Glasgow’s status as the UK’s music capital.”

Mark Johnston added: “This is a unique event, made possible thanks to the support and enthusiasm of our partners, particularly UNESCO City of Music and The Academy of Music and Sound. There are sounds to suit every taste and we’re sure that passengers will enjoy the festival. Hopefully it will give our international passengers a fantastic last impression of the city and of Scotland.”

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