MugStock music festival tickets are selling fast

At last year's Mugstock Music Festival. Clara Knight (4) from Bearsden with entertainers.

At last year's Mugstock Music Festival. Clara Knight (4) from Bearsden with entertainers.

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Tickets are already selling fast for this year’s second MugStock festival of music and merriment at Mugdock Country Park this summer.

Hundreds of people flocked to the inaugural MugStock festival last year to enjoy a fantastic range of live music, family fun and performances.

The boutique event, managed and run by a team of skilled and experienced volunteers - supported by East Dunbartonshire Council, sponsors and more - was hailed as a triumph.

Mugstock 2016 takes place fromJuly 29-31, with a range of top acts already confirmed.

Performers will include explosive Scottish hip-hop pioneers Stanley Odd, the disco funk fusion of Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson, post-punk rockers Young Aviators and many more including Hometown Sound System, Leanne and the Radi, Urvanovic, We Should Hang out Mor, Big Hogg,Honey and the Herbs, The Cut Throat Razors, Woodwife, Blochestra, Miasma, Wolves, Supa & Da Kryptonites, The Fast Camels,The Girobabies, Earths, The Twistettes and DJ Rambunctious.

There will also be an array of other entertainment on offer for adults and children including theatre, art, comedy, performance, crafts, nature trails, and food and drink.

Councillor Eric Gotts, Chair of Mugdock Country Park Joint Management Committee, said: “We were delighted when the organisers chose Mugdock as the home for this new boutique festival.

“It proved to be a real hit with people of all ages - and from all over Scotland and beyond.

“It’s the perfect setting for such a magical mix of music, merriment and more - offering a unique mix of natural beauty and great facilities.

“MugStock shows exactly what can be achieved when talented organisers, inspirational surroundings, committed colleagues and supporters work in harmony.

“It’s great to see such innovative ideas being brought to fruition. I am particularly pleased by the strong support which was provided by country park colleagues and the council.

“As well as boosting visitor numbers, MugStock has helped to 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.”

It is hoped that the success of MugStock could lead to more events taking place within the breathtaking grounds of Mugdock - with resulting benefits for the East Dunbartonshire economy.

These are exciting times for the park, which attracts over 600,000 visitors each year and recently unveiled a new adventure trail, visitor centre and shop.

For more information on MugStock and ticket details, visit http://mugstock.org and www.facebook.com/Mugstock.

Weekend tickets are cheaper the sooner you buy them. Children 12 and under go free. 13 – 17 year olds are half price but must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 25 or over.

Tickets are also available at the Park’s Visitor Centre.