MugStock’s Music Festival has announced headline acts including an exclusive UK performance by Californian world fusion band Beats Antique and worldwide million album sell out festival favourites Dodgy.
The small boutique festival at Mugdock Country Park near Milngavie will take place between August 7-9 in the beautiful surroundings of the park.
The ever growing line-up features an eclectic mix of music from folk, funk, rock, jazz and dance through to world, reggae, and electro-swing.
MugStock Director Alan Govan said: “We are over the moon to announce such a worldclass line-up for our first festival. Dodgy were the reason I bleached my hair blonde in the 90s. They are one of the all time great festival bands. Headliners Beats Antique may be a new name to many but in the USA they are absolutely massive, and I am delighted to be able to bring them to Scotland for the first time. I have no hesitation in saying that their virtuosic Saturday live show will be the best thing most of us see this year.
“We have also been humbled by the number and quality of acts from closer to home who have offered to play at the festival. We have had over 200 applications and it has opened my eyes to the incredible vibrancy of the Scottish music scene”
Additional activities for all ages have been planned including hula-hoopers, science activities, dance sessions and even a one man band.
The programme is a dynamic mix from the best that the vibrant Glasgow music scene has to offer alongside some major international names.
Beats Antique have been headlining major music festivals throughout the US since 2007 fusing musical genres as diverse as flamenco, afro-beat, and French Gypsy jazz. With only one UK performance in 2013, MugStock are ecstatic that Beats Antique have agreed to make MugStock their first ever Scottish gig.
Festival favourites Dodgy, who reached the heady heights of fame during the Britpop era of the ‘90s are also headlining. After selling out Brixton Academy on 3 consecutive nights, selling a million albums worldwide and landing a 90minute Saturday slot at Glastonbury, it’s fair to say ‘they’ve done reasonably well’. Best known for their hits “Staying Out for the Summer” and “Good Enough”, they are sure to provide MugStock revellers the fuel for hand clapping, song singing and till they drop.
With other acts already confirmed including acoustic guitar legend Preston Reed, folk sensation Siobhan Wilson and Balkan infused brass band Orkestra del Sol, the festival promises to be memorable weekend and a welcome additional to the Glasgow music calendar. For more go to http://www.mugstock.org/line-up/
Full line up (to date) and tickets for MugStock are available from www.mugstock.org. Early bird tickets start at £64 for weekend camping and £45 for Saturday.