The popular paisley music and arts festival The Spree returns this week with a wide selection over ten days.
The Twilight Sad, Arab Strap, The Bluebells, The Resilos, Michael Rother, Nick Lowe, Katherine Joseph and Retro Video Club are some of the best upcoming acts for the fast growing festival now in its ninth year and on October 7th – 16 are running. .
Organized by Renfrewshire Council, The Spree has helped establish Paisley as one of Scotland’s top cultural venues for major events.
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This year’s festival is organized by regular music and performed in a beautiful setting on Bridge Street in downtown Paisley.
Opening evening Thursday 7th . is on Michael Rother , a founding member of the influential German cyber gang Nu! and Harmonia, which features songs through both acts and singles, which have inspired artists such as David Bowie, Brian Eno, Radiohead and Primal Scream.
A favorite in Scotland and forever young at heart, blue bell Spiegelgelt fans will host on October 8th.
arabic belt The leading pair of Falkirk’s Aidan Moffatt and Malcolm Middleton will perform two unique, understated shows at the festival on October 9.
British rock director Nick Lowe Which he has played for 40 years, but is still as new today as he was on stage for the first time. He will be in the Spiegelgelt with a special solo performance on 10 October.
Catherine Joseph Winner of the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year 2015, he played songs from all his critically acclaimed works on 11 October.
indie rock retro-videoclub Gigs, festivals, support slots and European shows have been thick and fast since the simultaneous play began in 2015. Fans can watch her rock the Spiegelgelt on October 12.
They are famous for their loud live shows, evening sad In the competition, he presents two very special shows which are not to be missed on 14th and 15th October.
Finally, the festival ends on Saturday the 16th, however. regilos Bring your punk mix to Paisley – a city known for its legendary punk scene.
Some shows are already sold out, but there’s still time to get tickets for others www.thespree.co.uk Or at the door by a glass tent.
Louisa Mahone, Head of Events, Marketing and Communications at Renfrewshire Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Spree again this year as the 2020 festival is completely missed.
“The event has grown every year since its inception in 2012 and has become a huge favorite on the Scottish festival map, drawing music fans from across the country to Paisley.
“It’s great to be able to enjoy live music together again in the same place. We work hard to keep festival-goers safe at our events and to celebrate with great artists during all 10 days of this year.” We look forward to welcoming you to the exciting line-up.”
The Spree Festival has received financial support from the Scottish Events Recovery Fund, set up by EventsScotland in partnership with the Scottish Government, to help the events sector in Scotland plan and run events in response to COVID-19.
Paul Bush OBE, Event Director, VisitScotland, said: “Scotland is the perfect place for events and it is great to have The Spree again in 2021. Events play a vital role in our communities by making social and economic change and EventScotland is doing so. Excited to support the return of the festival in Scotland through a Relive Events Fund.
“The organizers have put together an impressive group of artists in a ten-day event that has something for everyone to come and enjoy in a safe and welcoming environment.”
The popular children’s convention program also takes place during the main spree festival. From music, dance, circus and comedy lessons to interactive workshops and Disney movies to dance, there’s something for the whole family during the October holidays. Tickets for these events are on sale now.
The Spree for All 2021 Fringe Festival also returns, showcasing local talent in the towns and villages of Renfrewshire. Music lovers can enjoy concerts at local venues in Renfrew, Houston, Kilberchan, Weir Bridge, Hood and Johnston, as well as a jam-packed program at Paisley’s Bungalow Bar and many other venues across the city .
Full lists can be found on the Spree Festival website www.thespree.co.uk
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