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  • Troon Concert Hall 21st October


    It's October.'s Rock-tober.

    AC/DCUK, the best tribute act bar none return to play under the Freckfest banner. Troon Concert Hall will be rocked, Rocked, ROCKED!


    Aye, aye, aye, shake yer foundations.

    It's October.'s Rock-tober. AC/DCUK, ...
  • HAC 10th November 2017

    Peter Bruntnell Trio

    Peter Bruntnell might not be a household name but don’t let that discourage you from taking a chance on what is sure to be another quality-filled Freckfest night. We’ve a reputation for bringing the very best musicians to Irvine and Peter is another who fits that billing. From Devon, he’s a real musicians’ musician, revered by artists such as REM’s Peter Buck and alt. country godfather Jay Farrar of Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo fame.

    The Peter Bruntnell Trio features Danny Williams (ex- Black Grape and St. Etienne) on double bass and Iain Sloan (of The Wynntown Marshals and Blue Rose Code)  on pedal steel. They've recently recorded a session for Ricky Ross’s ‘Another Country’ show on BBC Radio Scotland and played jam-packed gigs in venues the length and breadth of Britain. If you had to pigeonhole Peter, you might label him ‘Americana’ or ‘country-tinged rock’. Certainly, fans of artists such as Neil Young, Wilco and Teenage Fanclub will enjoy the cut of his twangin’ jib.

    Tickets available here.

    Peter Bruntnell might not ...
  • HAC 24th/25th November 2017

    Blue Rose Code

    Blue Rose Code

    Ross Wilson, Blue Rose Code's main man and focal point loved their show at the HAC in November 2016 so much that the last notes of the encore had barely faded away before we had our diaries out to book a return visit. Amazingly, tantalisingly, this November will see Blue Rose Code return for not one, but two nights.

    Currently the hippest, hottest name to drop on the alternative folk scene, Blue Rose Code have recently sold out the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh and are regularly name-checked by everyone who's anyone as THE act to look out for in 2017. Do yourself a favour and get along to one (or both) of the nights - you can thank us later.

    Friday 24th November available here.

    Saturday 25th November available here.

    Blue Rose Code Ross Wilson, ...
  • HAC 8th December


    Spleen celebrate 20 years in the business of hard rockin', fast riffin' live music.

    The Irvine trio will be supported on the night by not one but two excellent support acts - the ridiculously talented Colin Hunter and the brooding heavy vibes of Bosphorus.

    This show is in the running to be Loudest Gig Of The Year. 'Mon doon!

    Spleen celebrate 20 years ...

Blue Rose Code - Edina

  • 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.

Made in Irvine. For Ayrshire.

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 raucous night of ska in Troon Concert Hall or a big gig with a superstar name at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, we aim to put on something for everyone. You really should get along to one of our gigs...

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Freckfest is a registered Scottish charity: SC044712