Sons & Daughters, Quantic and JD Twitch head up Kelburn Garden Party

Sons & Daughters, Quantica and JD Twitch head up Kelburn Garden Party

Family friendly festival in beautiful location on west coast of Scotland

A treasure trove of hidden nooks and spaces around a scenic country glen, Kelburn Garden Party is certainly one of the most enticing festivals on this summer’s bill. Resolutely family friendly (under-13s go free) and based around a 13th century castle that was eye-poppingly redecorated from top to bottom by Brazilian graffiti artists four years ago, it also features what anyone who knows the Scottish scene will recognise as a great line-up. There’s a strong array of DJ talent on the main stage, a slew of fine live bands on the Ten Tracks Pyramid Stage and a dance tent featuring some of Glasgow’s finest, while poetry readings by the waterfall, inventive fancy dress and stunning scenery are all promised.

Line-up: Sons & Daughters, Quantic, JD Twitch, Hidden Orchestra, Jackmaster
Plus: The line-up’s a directory of Scotland’s finest local bands and DJs
Minus: Don’t be tempted to add to the graffiti

Kelburn Castle, near Largs, Sat 2 & Sun 3 Jul, Price: £55 advance, £70 on the gate, camping included.

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Castle provides the fairytale setting for this eccentric music festival. The graffiti project for which Kelburn is known is just one of the items of hand-made décor, art and lighting that make the event a feast for all the senses. Six stages and various pop-up nooks host the musical programme, an eclectic mix of…

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