upsidedoonA new one day music event takes place next weekend (Saturday 20 August) in deepest Ayrshire.

Upside Doon is curated by the team at the National Trust for Scotland’s award-winning Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway.

Featuring ‘music with a Scots accent’, the bill brings together an eclectic collection of artists from Scotland’s folk, hip hop, punk, trad and electro scenes.

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King Creoste

Headliner King Creosote returns to the museum for the first time since its opening weekend in 2010 and acclaimed hip-hop artists Hector Bizerk will make one of their final live appearances at the one-day event.

Skye’s Niteworks will share their unique fusion of trad and electro and the Trongate Rum Riots will get the mosh-pit going with their raucous folk-punk sea shanties. Completing the line-up, Ayrshire’s own Junkman’s Choir will perform songs form their latest album ‘Reek, Rattle n Roar’ which they describe as “a devil’s dozen of Rabbie’s rarities with a wilder edge & punk-rock punch”.

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Tickets for the all-ages festival are available at www.nts.org.uk and cost £25 for an adult, £15 for children and £70 for a family.

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