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  • HAC 17th November 2018

    Van Ts

    The Van Ts are the fuzz-bombed brainchild of the Van Thomson sisters. Taking their cue from the all-out amp assault of Pixies, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr and welding their caustic guitars to honeyed vocals sent from heaven, their sound has already caught the ear of the Jesus & Mary Chain who invited them to support them in Europe. Stalwarts of the festival circuit, the Van Ts will play a rare show in a sit-down venue. You are urged to get up, get on up, and jump around like the big teenager you really are. Support comes from Glasgow's Ranzas. A great double bill, even if we do say so ourselves.

    The Van Ts are ...
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway 24th November 2018

    JJ Gilmour

    Jinky is Scotland's greatest musical secret. One of the funniest men you could have the pleasure to be in the same room as, he's toured with everyone from Chrissie Hynd to Steven Seagal. Recently, he's been performing as one half of the critically-acclaimed Caezar. On his own though, Jinky is equally as superb. His stories will you have crying tears of laughter. His songs will break your heart.

    There's no-one quite like Jinky. No-one. He's best experienced in the live setting, and in the unique surroundings of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, this has all the makings of a cracker.

    Tickets available via seetickets

    Jinky is Scotland's greatest ...
  • HAC 30th November 2018

    Miles Hunt

    Miles Hunt returns once more!

    A year or so since his first Freckfest gig, The Wonder Stuff's Miles Hunt returns to the HAC as a stop off on his The Custodian tour. Flying solo this time, Miles will cherry pick the very best of his considerable back catalogue and perform his best-loved songs in chronological order.

    This will be one hot ticket. If you ain't fast you'll be last. Don't miss out!

    Tickets on sale here.

    Miles Hunt returns once ...
  • Grand Hall, Kilmarnock 14th December 2018

    Counselled Out - The Final Gig!

    A right Christmas cracker and no mistake. This will be Counselled Out's farewell show. They'll bow out on a high, re-playing a venue they once made their own. If it's the soul hits of yesteryear played as they sounded back in the day, Counselled Out is the band for you.

    A right Christmas cracker ...

Dead Hope - Pigs

  • 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...

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

Freckfest is a registered Scottish charity: SC044712