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Information about the Feugh Fest Music Festival held in Banchory

Feugh Fest In 2007 a new musical festival was introduced into Aberdeenshire by director Mark Valentine who wanted to recreate a community spirit similar to Glassel Gig. This Banchory gig ran for 7 years and he hopes his Feugh Fest will become a traditional music festival. His fellow director is Michael Aitkin. They also hope the the open air music festival in Banchory will be a family event and during the day children under 14 will gain free admission. After 6pm the kids are to leave the Feugh Fest and the music and entertainment provided will be a chance for the adults to enjoy themselves.

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For ten hours visitors will be able to listen to non stop musical performances from many bands and musicians ranging from punk, rock, folk, metal and indie. Early band and performer line up for the 2008 Feugh Fest includes local lass Sandi Thom, local band The Little Kicks, Bad Manners , The Dangleberries, Jyrojets, Attic Lights, The Brand New Heavies, Pie Shop and LoKi. Read about Sandi Thom.

The Feugh Fest 2008 takes place at the King George V park on Saturday 30 August 08 with Bands performing from 12 noon until 12 midnight across two stages. A new feature of the second Feugh Fest Festival is onsite camping for those who wish to stay the night and soak up the atmosphere. There will be a licensed bar available on site.

Events and entertainment at the Feugh Fest will include face painting, a bouncy castle and even bucking bronco rides for aspiring cowboys. Catering vans will provide an assortment of food and drinks and there will be bars selling alcohol and a range of soft drinks.

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Event founder Mark Valentine says "After an encouraging first year of Feugh Fest, I am determined to build what we achieved last year and bring to Banchory some well known acts. We want to encourage people of all ages to Feugh Fest with a range of music from traditional to rock. Families are also encouraged to come along and enjoy the music and the children’s play area. With a donation of profits being made to local charities I hope people will support the event and encourage it’s growth."

Tickets to the Feugh Fest

Tickets to the Feugh Fest cost £40 each. Children aged under 12 years go free if they are accompanied by an adult. The camping charge is £5 per person and are available online at, management company pdf PRODUCTIONS or in store at DFS on Banchory High Street. Tickets will not be available on the day. Log on to the Feugh Fest website for further details.

Profits from Feugh Fest will be donated to a local charity or charities.

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The first Feugh Fest in 2007 was organised by Mark Valentine of pdf Productions and took place on the 25 August 2007 at Braehead Farm, Banchory, Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Over 1,500 people attended. There was a free car park and other facilities including toilets, disabled access, food and drink stalls and vans. Bands and performers included aks-SKA, Karloff, Acolyte, The Shakes, Easily lLd, Captain Face, Malus Puer, Deviltrain, Hatchet Men, Paddyrasta, 16 again, Big Foot, Le Reno Amps, Flaming Katy, Sanction, Dave Acari, Hot Mangu, Balkan Ceilidh, Unforgiven and many more.

Tickets to the first Feugh Fest (2007) cost £20, kids aged under 14 years are free. They can be purchased locally at shops in Banchory such as:

David Fashion Sports (DFS) in Banchory, Inveruie, Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath

Fopp Records, 136, Union St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Tel: 01224 636777

Banchory Sports Centre, Raemoir Road, Banchory, Tel: 01330 825269

Tickets to the FeughFest can be bought at their website or by calling the ticket hotline on 01330 822066. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to local charities.

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