• Magnum Theatre 9th September


    A welcome return for Scotland's top Pink Floyd tribute act.

    This will be a full-on 2 hour show, as close to the real deal as is possible.

    Guranteed to sell out, tickets are available direct from the HAC or via here.

    A welcome return for ...
  • Magnum Theatre 16th September 2016

    Billy Kirkwood: Last Magnum Standing

    Billy Kirkwood: Last Magnum Standing

    The bulldozers are moving in but the Magnum’s got one last show left in her!

    YES, after last year's sell out smash hit Irvine’s own comic, the award-winning funny man Billy Kirkwood is coming back home for another night of uncensored hysterical stand up comedy to see the Magnum off with some unbridled mayhem! 

    They say it’ll take £500k to know down the Magnum? Lets take the roof off the place for £10!!

    Tickets available direct from the HAC or via Ticketweb.

    One of entertainments busiest comedy talents (and know worldwide of the voice of Wrestlings ICW) has supported some of the biggest names in comedy Frankie Boyle, Rhod Gilbert, Michael Winslow, Mitch Benn, WWE Legends Mick Foley & William Regal to Superstar Tim Minchin in front of 5000 screaming fans at Rockness, Billy Kirkwood described is as one of the most diverse comedy talents in the UK playing to audience in packed out comedy clubs/theatre and festivals across the world, to kids shows and Rowdy Wrestling Fans.

    In a night sure to be jam packed with laughs and hilarity you won’t want to miss last EVER show ever at the Magnum from one the UK’s most energetic innovative, easily distracted, funny men going today!

    Not for Kids over 16’s only!

    What folks have said…..


    “Living proof that AHDA can occur in adults he packs more punch lines in 20 minutes than most comics do in an hour” – Skinny Magazine


    'Effortlessly Funny, something for everyone' - Metro


    'Undeniably funny, unspeakably juvenile' - Scotsman


    "Energy, passion, honesty and banter. Kirkwood is one of the nicest, friendliest, fuzziest and funniest comedians on the comedy circuit" - Fest Mag


    "One the best comedians in the UK today" Mark Millar (Creator of Kickass & Wanted)


    'A Hairy Hurricane who accompanied the heartiest laugh’s of the night with a keen comic mind' - Evening News


    “Slightly Psychotic” -Botchamania


    'Naturally funny, fizzing with energy' - List


    'With wild hair with a cheeky glint in his eye with a dynamic onstage presence, powerhouse delivery, hit's comedy pay dirt!' - Chortle


    'A great comedy talent' - one4review


    ' One of the funniest comics at the fringe, Full marks!' - Three Weeks


    ‘ Am immaculate joke writer and story teller is utterly brilliant; he is a hyperactive comedic genius” – Something Funny (Edinburgh)

    Billy Kirkwood: Last Magnum ...
  • HAC 17th September

    Nine Below Zero

    Legendary rhythm and blues act Nine Below Zero make a rare appearance in Ayrshire.

    Founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their roots to perform a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo.

    These will be the first ‘old style’ blues shows that the pair will perform in the 35 years they have been working together.

    Contempraries of Dr Feelgood and Squeeze, major influences on Paul Weller and The Strypes, this is one hot ticket.

    Tickets (£10) on sale direct from the HAC or via ticketweb

    Legendary rhythm and blues ...
  • HAC 7th October


    Acclaimed Glasgow-based artist Horse comes to the HAC for what promises to be a very special show. More used to playing venues such as the Barrowlands, you won't want to miss Horse up close and personal at the HAC.

    Tickets on sale now direct from the HAC with no booking fee or via Ticketweb.


    Acclaimed Glasgow-based artist Horse ...

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  • 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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