Festival to return to Kilmarnock

June 19, 2018 by  

After an absence of four years, it has been announced that a popular music festival is set to return to Kilmarnock towards the end of the year.

The Dirty Weekender attracted huge audiences for the four years that it previously took place, until David Hanvey – the man who organises it – decided to put it on hold. Now he is bringing it back to Kilmarnock and he has promised local music fans that the 2018 event will have the most exciting line-up in its history.

Taking place across four days and multiple different venues, The Coral and Jake Bugg have already been confirmed as the headline acts for the Saturday and Sunday – but Hanvey is suggesting that there could be even bigger acts playing.

Five venues in the town have agreed to host the performances – the Bellfield Tavern, the Tartan Suite, Bakers, and Fanny By Gaslight – and Hanvey told the Daily Record that there had already been a huge response from music lovers:

“When we announced the Coral, I had to put my phone in the sock drawer. I couldn’t deal with it blowing up every second. When I finally got to it, I had 120 missed calls. My messages were ridiculous and my inbox was full.”

It will take place between 22nd and 25th November and events like this are often publicised via promotional products.

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