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.

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 and cost £25 for an adult, £15 for children and £70 for a family.