• HAC 1st December

    Neon Waltz

    Neon Waltz return to the HAC on Tuesday 1st December as a warm-up for the biggest show of their career supporting Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr the following  night in Manchester.

    When the Wick-based quintet played here in May they blew everyone away with a big, big sound in our tiny wee venue. Now signed to Atlantic Records and working on a debut LP, they were keen to return to a venue they love.

    This should not be missed!

    Tickets on sale now direct from the HAC and via here.


    Neon Waltz return to ...
  • HAC 29th January 2016

    Withered Hand/Pictish Trail/James Yorkston

    A brilliant night in store from a triple bill of Fence Records stalwarts.

    Withered Hand is the nom-de-plume of Dan Willson. He has garnered praise from such musical visionaries as Marc Riley, Jarvis Cocker and Mojo Magazine. His latest album 'New Gods' is a melodically-rich collection of songs.

    Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Lynch is better known on the live circuit as Pictish Trail. He's collaborated many times with King Creosote and will appeal to fans of new-folk and DIY indie.

    James Yorkston was one of the early key players in the Fence Collective. Along with his band The Athletes he released the Mercury-nominated 'Moving Up Country' LP, a timeless album that this writer listens to on a regular basis.

    Tickets are availabe direct from the HAC or via here.


    A brilliant night in ...
  • Troon Concert Hall 20th February 2016

    Seaside Ska 2

    Seaside Ska returns.....and this time were gonna need a bigger bar!

    A year after our last Seaside Ska, we bring you one more band and one more bar.

    Esperanza, Amphetameanies, Big Fat Panda and Capone & the Bullets as well as a top ska DJ will ensure a skankin' good night in Troon.

    Not to be missed!

    Tickets on sale now, direct from the HAC or via here.

    Seaside Ska returns.....and this ...
  • Magnum 11th March 2016

    Soldier On

    Due to unprecedented popular demand, local band Soldeir On play their biggest headlning gig to date in the Magnum Theatre.

    This gig is sure to sell out - get your tickets from here now!

    Support acts TBC

    Due to unprecedented popular ...

Neon Waltz - Bare Wood Aisles

  • 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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