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  • Twin Heart

    HAC 7th August

    Blistering alt.rock formed from the ashes of Mechanical Smile.

    Drummer Murray is one of the Ayrshire music scene's good guys. Get down and show him some love.

    For fans of guitars, loudness and guitars played loudly.

    This is a Freckfest Fiver event!

    Blistering alt.rock formed from
  • Sean C. Kennedy

    Magnum 14th August

    Hometown show for one of Scotland's brightest stars.

    Fresh from an appearance on STV Glasgow and with a debut album creeping ever-closer to completion, Irvine's Sean C. Kennedy brings his blend of country-tinged, melody-soaked songs to the Magnum Theatre.

    Not to be missed.

    Tickets (£10) available drect from the HAC or via ticketweb here.

    Hometown show for one
  • Atom Tree

    HAC 18th September

    New Date! New Date! New Date! Due to circumstances beyond our control (the band are recording with legendary producer Trevor Horn for one), this gig has been moved from Friday June 4th to Friday September 18th. Original tickets remain valid.

    Atom Tree are a terrific ambient electronica act, fresh, exciting and the sound of NOW! Hotly tipped and pencilled-in to play all this summer's major festivals, we've landed a bit of a coup by getting them for the HAC.

    They have the tunes, the looks and the potential to be massively popular - you should probably invest a fiver in the price of a ticket for this gig. We can gurantee you'll be telling your mates in years to come that you were there.


    Support on the night comes from Into the Ark



    New Date! New Date!
  • Hotel California

    Magnum 2nd October

    Following the success of their show in November last year, the UK's top Eagles tribute act return to the Magnum Theatre with their acclaimed 2 hour show comprising all the Eagles' big tracks and a selection of solo Eagles' material.

    Not a show to be missed.

    Following the success of

Sean C Kennedy - You Don't Have To Feel Lonely

  • How to Support

    Freckfest is run by a group of dedicated music enthusiasts who aim to bring back a thriving music scene to
  • Tickets

    Freckfest tickets can be purchased at the Harbour Arts Centre box office in Irvine or through the Ticketweb website.

Bringing Music Back To Irvine And Beyond

Freckfest is a charitable organisation, voluntarily run by a small group of music enthusiasts. Named in honour of Willie Freckleton (browse these pages to find out all about him) our main aim is to revive a flagging local music scene.

Whether it's one of our monthly Freckfest Fridays in the intimate settings of the Harbour Arts Centre, a night of feel-good music in the Magnum Theatre with the top tribute bands around or a raucous night of ska in Troon Concert Hall, we aim to put on something for everyone. You really should get along to one of our gigs...

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