• HAC 6th May

    Martin Metcalfe & The Fornicators

    Best-known for his time as frontman in late 80s favourites Goodbye Mr MacKenzie, Martin Metcalfe rattles his way back onto the live stage with a show at the HAC that promises down 'n dirty rock 'n roll with a set featuring material from throughout his long and fruitful carerer.

    This promises to be a cracker.

    Tickets available here.

    Best-known for his time ...
  • HAC 15th June

    Chesney Hawkes


    (Was 14th June, now 15th June)

    Yes! It's the one and only Chesney Hawkes.

    A rare chance to catch the 90's chart sensation in an up-close and personal concert.

    Tickets for this one will sell fast, so go, go, go!

    Tickets (£12.50) available here.

  • 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 ...
  • HAC 17th September

    Nine Below Zero

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

    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 ...

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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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