Ready to rock and stroll at MugStock

Are you trundling along this weekend to Mugstock?
Are you trundling along this weekend to Mugstock?
  • Some of this year’s acts performing at Mugstock
  • Californian experimental world fusion group Beats Antique
  • Hi-octane fusion outfit Orkestra del Sol
  • Solo guitar wizard Preston Reed

Hopes are high that Mugdock Country Park could become THE place to rock and stroll thanks to Scotland’s newest boutique festival.

MugStock offers audiences a range of fantastic live music, family-friendly activities and performances from this Friday (August 7) to Sunday (August 9).

It’s a not-for-profit event, managed and run by a team of skilled and experienced volunteers.

The stellar line-up includes Californian experimental world fusion group Beats Antique - making their very first Scottish appearance - festival favourites Dodgy, heavy rock trio The Amorettes, solo guitar wizard Preston Reed, hi-octane fusion outfit Orkestra del Sol, folk sensation Siobhan Wilson and many more.

There are also theatre, circus and children’s activities - such as woodland walks, pond-dipping and crafts.

Tickets are still on sale and you can go along on the day. Children aged 12 and under will receive free entry.

Councillor Eric Gotts, Chair of Mugdock Country Park Joint Management Committee, said: “We are very pleased that the organisers have chosen the wonderful surrounds of Mugdock to host this very special event.

“It’s an exciting idea and, as well as boosting visitor numbers, I’m sure it will introduce a whole new audience to the park - one of the jewels in Scotland’s crown - where there’s a wealth of activities, attractions and events all year round.

“I believe MugStock will be a great success - encouraging people to visit and enjoy East Dunbartonshire, and helping to boost the local economy.”

Meanwhile, MugStock is ‘covering up’ to beat the Scottish weather.

There’s been a big spike in ticket sales, with 25 per cent of festival-goers booking in the last seven days.

Festival Director Alan Govan

“The weather this summer has been so erratic,” said Festival Director Alan Govan, “that we have made some changes in the main entertainment areas - literally covering ourselves against all possibilities!

“We’ve moved our two main stages into marquees - presenting MugStock as the best ‘Scottish-summer-proof’ festival you can get.

“We’re confident the first-ever MugStock festival will be a resounding success.”

There will also be a third (outdoor) stage, impromptu happenings around the site, guided walks, woodland rambles, storytelling, mountain biking, willow weaving and archery.

Tickets are still available for the festival, which has a maximum capacity of 2,000. Visit www.mugstock.org for more information, as well as Facebook and Twitter.