The latest events from the Bungalow Paisley

More than 16,000 people turned out to enjoy a two-day feast of delicious street food and live entertainment at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

The fifth annual event, which took place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April, attracted crowds from Renfrewshire and beyond to the town’s Abbey Close for one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals.

Visitors were able to tempt their taste buds as more than 40 traders and vendors served the finest street food and drink, alongside fascinating cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, children’s workshops and more.

The party started on Friday evening with Glasgow’s award-winning Gin71 bar hosting two expert gin tasting sessions, while the popular Rum Shack provided a Caribbean flavour with music from their resident DJs.

Glasgow’s popular PLATFORM independent street food market went out on tour to Paisley Food and Drink Festival for the first time, bringing along a range of delicious street food traders for foodies to enjoy across the two days, including British Street Food Awards finalist Ginger and Chilli, Brigston & Co. Artisan Hot Dogs and delicious desserts from Crema Caravan.

Festival-goers could unwind with cutting-edge cocktails in the giant Kata tee-pee tents, packed with colourful furniture and tunes from the PLAFORM DJs.

Hilary Goodfellow, Project Manager for PLATFORM on Tour, said: “We’ve had an absolutely brilliant weekend being part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival. The feedback has been brilliant with so many people embracing street food and enjoying trying some new foods.

“We love taking our traders out on tour, especially to events like this with something for everyone to enjoy. It was great to see people turn out in their numbers. The vibe at the festival was just fantastic.”

Paisley Food and Drink Festival ensured there was something to suit all tastes, with gluten-free and dairy-free options and a brand-new vegan and vegetarian zone at this year’s event.

Other street food stalls included Babu Kitchen, Scozzese Pizza, POKE, Edin Burger, Flip n Fast Crepes and There’s No Catch, while the unique Fizzbuz prosecco van and Dispensary Bar also returned to delight the crowds.

Local resident, Beth Miller, said: “The festival has been brilliant. There’s so many different choices of food and drink – and they’re all really tasty! There’s lots of great music and things for kids too.”

The popular cooking demonstrations were back at this year’s festival, with celebrity chefs, Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016, Matt Pritchard, star of hit MTV series Dirty Sanchez and BBC TV’s Dirty Vegan, and baking sensations Three Sisters Bake all on hand to offer their top tips.

The cooking demonstration tent was sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, who provided advice on how to avoid wasting good food.

Chef Gary Maclean said: “I was so happy to be part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival. It’s a fantastic event and an amazing place to hold cooking demonstrations.

“For me, the festival is all about the people of Paisley and I love the fun I have with Paisley’s cooking enthusiasts when I’m here. It really is one of my favourite places to come to.”

Families were able to enjoy top music and entertainment all day on Saturday at the Main Stage, sponsored by Paisley’s The Bungalow music venue, and the Burger and Keg tent.

An interactive show from kids favourites Sprog Rock, tributes to the music of Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Steps by Princesses of Pop and ska sensations Esperanza were just some of the highlights on the Main Stage, while a number of local acts showcased their talents in the Burger and Keg tent.

Beer enthusiasts could take their pick from over 70 craft conditioned ales and craft beers at the Renfrewshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Beer Tent on both Friday and Saturday.

Other highlights of the weekend included children’s pizza making workshops with Glasgow’s Tennent’s Training Academy and Chocolate Making with Limetree Larder, food, science and games sessions with children’s entertainer Captain James Tea Cook and gardening workshops with Renfrewshire Growing Grounds Forum.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival is the first major event in Renfrewshire Council’s popular events calendar. Other fantastic events taking place this spring and summer include, The British Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 18 May, Sma‘ Shot Day on Saturday 6 July and the annual Renfrew and Barshaw Gala Days on Sunday 2 and Saturday 22 June.

To find out about more upcoming events in Paisley and Renfrewshire visit:

the bungalow
🎪The Bungalow are proud to announce that we are sponsors of the Paisley Food and Drink Festival Main Stage 2019🎪

We are delighted to be part of this brilliant family festival this year and will be entertaining you with a variety of live music from 12 till 9 pm on Saturday the 27th April

the bungalow

This festival is a must do, it’s free and suits all ages! See more

 — with Little Mix MagicStepz,SPROG ROCKMandulu & HephzibahUncut,EsperanzaThe Audiorayz and Simply Ariana.

scottish pink floyd

The Scottish Pink Floyd are a fantastic 9-piece tribute based in Glasgow.

Originally formed years ago for a one-off charity gig at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands, the founding members of the band decided to make it an on going project.

scottish pink floyd

The band has went through numerous personnel changes throughout the years and has grown from strength to strength with the inclusion of additional backing singers and saxophonist.

The band continues to grow and is known throughout the Scottish music scene as the most exciting tribute to Pink Floyd,

Pink Floyd’s very own friend and roadie – Chris Addison who can be heard on Dark Side of the Moon album referred to the Scottish Pink Floyd as “Bloody Fantastic” upon a visit to the studio one day

Friday, 26 July 2019 from 19:30-01:00 at The Bungalow.

the asuras

The Asuras supported by Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves

the asuras

The Asuras are a Scottish rock band hailing from Glasgow consisting of members Connor Hepburn (vocals), Wredd Ferry (guitars and backing vocals), Nick Georgiou (drums), Max Campbell (guitars) and David Small (bass). They have played an array of shows around Scotland from performing 2 consecutive years at Party in the Palace as well as securing a support slot with Scottish legends Big Country. They have achieved great success on Spotify for an unsigned band with over 100k streams under their belt spanning over 50 countries.

Taking inspiration from The Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams & Stereophonics, Mark Sharp – accompanied by his Bicycle Thieves – released debut EP ‘Lost Cause’ in December 2017, which received critical acclaim and was launched with a sell-out show at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint.

During 2018, the band SOLD OUT headline shows at Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh), Midnight Breakfast Club (Bathgate) & King Tuts (Glasgow), before tickets for Glasgow’s Garage Attic were snapped up in less than 5 hours, prompting a venue upgrade due to ‘phenomenal demand’ where the upgraded G2 show also sold out.

Venue: The Bungalow 24th May 201919:30 – 23:55

Tickets by Eventbrite
the south martins

The Southmartins have carved themselves a unique niche in the tribute scene since forming in late 2009. Playing fast and loose with the back catalogues of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South (and the occasional foray into Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s more recent hits) the band manage to not only bring the sound of these two hugely successful British bands to their shows but also pull off the neat trick of making many of the songs their own with energetic, soulful interpretations and playful arrangements.

the south martins

Very much a band to involve the audience along the way, expect a great big singalong to classic hits such as Happy Hour, Good as Gold, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Caravan of Love and many more. With a voice as close as you could hope for to Mr Heaton himself in lead singer Andy (Paul says “They’re really good”) and a super-tight band the band have honed their shows at increasingly large music venues across the UK including playing several times at Paul Heaton’s Kings Arms in Salford.


See more by visiting The Bungalow page here.


For all you Spice Girls fans out there, we have an AMAZING COMPETITION running for the next 4 days!!!

We are offering the opportunity for you and 3 friends to enjoy a great selection of gifts for an afternoon, evening and night on us!


4 x Vouchers for the Gin 71 Tent at Paisley’s very own Food & Drink Festival on Saturday the 27th of April🥂

4 x Meals And Cocktail Vouchers for Paisley’s Burger & Keg with their exciting refurbishment and tasty new menu!

4 Tickets to the Girlpower & Spice World show here at – The Bungalow #PaisleysVenue on the evening of Saturday 27th April


Well here’s what you need to do for your chance to win:

1. Click into the event page below and click ‘interested’ in the event.

2. Tag the three friends you’d take with you then tell us your favourite Spice Girls song in the comments section of the event page.

Winners will be announced on Saturday 20th April 2019.


Click here to enter.

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the polis

The Polis are Scotland’s No.1 Police tribute act. Performing an energetic and dynamic live set with all the urgency and angst of The Police at their very best. Join them on a journey from Roxanne to the iconic Every Breath You Take whilst along the way, taking time out for a few B-sides, classic album tracks and live arrangements, a treat for the true Police aficionado.

the polis

Whilst deliberately not a look-a-like act, The Polis do tip their hats to the original Police with their instantly recognisable and striking on-stage look.

Musically however, the band have rehearsed tirelessly to bring a reality and likeness to the sound that originally brought The Police to massive global popularity in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Support TBA and 70s and 80s hits will follow with Strictly Vinyl in control of the decks.

Purchase your tickets here.


The Bungalow are proud to announce that we are sponsors of the Paisley Food and Drink Festival Main Stage 2019🎪

We are delighted to be part of this brilliant family festival this year and will be entertaining you with a variety of live music from 12 till 9 pm on Saturday the 27th April


This festival is a must do, it’s free and suits all ages!


#paisleysvenue #livemeusic #paisleyfoodanddrinkfestival #familyfun #paisley

Paisley Food Festival

There’s plenty of fun on the menu for kids at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival with a range of hands-on foodie experiences and amazing live entertainment.

Free cooking workshops will take place at the Festival on Saturday 27 April in Paisley’s Abbey Close where youngsters can learn how to make their own pizza with Glasgow’s Tennent’s Training Academy or create delicious chocolate treats with Ayrshire’s Limetree Larder.

Paisley Food Festival

Families can grab a seat in the stunning surroundings of Abbey Gardens to enjoy top music and entertainment all day on the Main Stage.

Pulse FM will host the free fun from 12 noon until 9pm, including kids’ favourites Sprog Rock, who’ll be performing two interactive rocking gigs specially created for young children.

Sprog Rock have toured across Scotland, creating innovative music and shows for children and adults to get involved and enjoy together.

Katy Wilson, lead singer of Sprog Rock, said: “We love Paisley and we can’t wait to come back and play here again – it’s going to be wild.

“We’re also so excited to have the fantastic Bigg Taj beatboxing with us at Paisley Food and Drink Festival too, so come along and join the fun!”

Also taking to the Main Stage are the fabulous Princesses of Pop, who will pay tribute to the music of Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Steps.

There will be a host of live performances from local bands throughout the day, programmed by Paisley’s famous gig venue, The Bungalow.

Families will be able to dance the day away with top acts, including singing duo Mandulu & Hephzibah and classic rock covers from Audiorayz, before ska sensations Esperanza take the party well into the evening.

Mia Farrell, booking manager at The Bungalow, said: “We are delighted to be working with Renfrewshire Council on this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival and we hope everyone will enjoy the acts programmed for the Main Stage.

“We have made it a family, feel-good show with a little something extra for the adults later in the evening. We hope everyone has a wonderful time at the Festival and wish all the performers involved the absolute best of luck on the day.”

Children’s entertainer Captain James Tea Cook, vegan pirate of the Carob Bean, will also be at the event to entertain youngsters and adults alike with his unique bundle of food, science, craft and games workshops.

There are even more fun activities to enjoy at the Paisley Food and Drink Festival such as gardening workshops with Renfrewshire Growing Grounds Forum – suitable for all ages with help from a grown-up – face painting in Abbey Close and the PLATFORM on Tour tee-pee tents.

A Sensory Safe Space will also be available in the Lesser Hall of Paisley Methodist Central Hall from 12 noon to 5:15pm. This will be a quiet space specially created for individuals with additional support needs and their carers and will feature arts and crafts, musical instruments and lighting, gentle music and soft seating. Space is limited in this room, so please book a place in advance.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival is one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals and takes place over two days on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

This year’s line-up will see more than 40 vendors from across Scotland, delicious street food with traders from PLATFORM on Tour – the independent street food market who reside in Glasgow’s Argyle Street Arches, expert tasting sessions with the award-winning Gin 71, the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent and more in the stunning surroundings of Paisley’s historic Abbey.

Smaller portion sizes will be available for children and there’s something for all foodies with a range of halal, gluten free, veggie and vegan options also on offer.

With visitors able to enjoy the popular Rum Shack, festival favourites Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Scozzese woodfired pizza, the unique Fizzbuz prosecco van and more, it’s set to be a fantastic two-day festival of fun.

The children’s workshops are free to attend but numbers are limited so interested parties are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. To find out more and book a place please visit: