• HAC 18th March 2017

    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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  • Grand Hall, Kilmarnock Friday 11th August 2017


    Grahame Skinner is no stranger to the Freckfest stage. A couple of years ago he made a rare appearance at the HAC, playing an acoustic show packed full of Hipsway and solo material.

    Fast forward a year or so and Hipsway have reformed. They played a celebratory, sold out show at Glasgow's ABC late last year and.following yet another sold-out show this coming summer at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Bandstand, have announced they'll play under the Freckfest banner in Kilmarnock's Grand Hall.

    Think of this as a warm-up for their outdoor show, or think of it as a second chance for all those unlucky enough to miss out on the hottest ticket in town. Either way, act fast. This is one show you can't afford to miss!

    Tickets available from here.

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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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