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  • HAC 27th January 2017


    Dogtooth are, quite literally, the original small faces. With the average age of the band a mere 15 years, these boys have been reared on a diet of mod, punk and classic British guitar bands. New single 'Rebel' has just been unleashed....and they'll be kicking up a storm as they bring Freckfest kicking and screaming into 2017.

    Tickets (£5) available direct from the HAC or via here.

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  • Troon Concert Hall, February 11th, 2017

    Seaside Ska 3

    It's back! The return of our very popular annual ska event, featuring 4 top bands; the evergreen Esperanza, the always-popular Big Fat Panda, the rapid-fire rush of The Amphetameanies and, for the first time under the Freckfest banner, Bombskare, winners of the BBC's 'Best Part-Time Band In Britain'.

    There'll be 2 bars, clothing stalls, a ska DJ and 500 folk dancing until the lights come on.

    Tickets available here.

    Unlike previous years, due to licensing laws this show is strictly over 18s.

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  • HAC Irvine 18th February 2017

    Neon Waltz

    Neon Waltz return to the HAC for what will be another cracker.

    One of the hottest acts in the country, they've been bunkered in the studio for the past few months, preparing their debut album set for release on Atlantic Records. Expect a whole host of new material and a smattering of the songs that have seen those in the know tip them for the very top.

    Former touring partners of Noel Gallagher, Johnny Marr and The Coral, it's unlikely you'll see Neon Waltz in a venue as small and as unique as the HAC ever again.

    Tickets (£7) on sale from here.



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  • HAC 18th March 201

    BMX Bandits

    BMX Bandits return to Irvine for the first time since their triumphant headline show at Rock On The Watter....a mere 25 years ago! A quarter of a century without the arched eyebrow of Duglas T Stewart and his band of renegade indie pop troubadours is roughly 24 years too long. Catch 'em while you can - who knows when they'll next be back?

    Tickets (£10) available direct from the HAC or via here

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Esperanza - Day Into Night

  • 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...

To join our mailing list, please send your details to and we'll make sure you're kept up to date with all of Freckfest's goings on.