MUSIC

Music

Music is as much a part of FyneFest as beer, with the FyneFest team scouring Scotland to bring together a line-up of bands that will get you on your feet and onto the dancefloor. With an eclectic mix of musical styles, each day offers something for everyone! This year there’ll be at least three stages of live music, but with FyneFest, you never know where you’ll catch some tunes.

WANT TO PLAY AT #FYNEFEST19?

If you’re interested in playing at FyneFest 2019, please email enquiries[at]fyneales.com with information and links to your music and social media profiles.

FyneFest 2018 music line-up: 

More info on the bands confirmed so far below – check out who’s playing and click the image to listen/find out more!

Headlining Fri 1 June

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays genetically fused with the DNA of Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, James Brown and Neil Diamond. Then you get a hint of what a Colonel Mustard show is like.

Live shows have included crowdsailing in rubber dinghies, crowdsurfing on inflatable alligators, Dijunicorns and flamingos, laughter yoga, hug-offs, dance-offs, singalongs about dancing in discos and being heartbroken by ginger people.

Headlining Sat 2 June

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Newcastle’s raucous gypsy rock & roll seven-piece, Holy Moly & The Crackers, have developed a reputation for not only outstandingly energetic, riff-driven live shows, but also for being one of the hardest working bands in the UK.

Their upbeat, trad-twinged guitar anthems have delighted crowds around Europe and scored a host of festival slots including Glastonbury 2017 and now a FyneFest headline slot. Get ready to dance!

The Coaltown Daisies

Americana-coloured soul/folk fusion from Fife’s Coaltown Daises comes to FyneFest 2018. The duo’s reputation for engaging audiences with upbeat tunes has earned them sold out shows around the UK.

Trongate Rum Riots

From sweaty punk to dirty folk via a selection of sea shanties, Trongate Rum Riot’s eclectic mix of styles is perfect for the FyneFest 2018 stage.

Dr Hip & The Blues Operation

FyneFest favourites, Dr Hip & The Blues Operation have been delighting festival crowds with their bluesy tunes festivals around Scotland for years.

The Barne Society Showcase

A collection of solo work from The Barne Society record label artists including the members of The Wellgreen and BMX Bandits – eclectic and entertaining.

The Peas

South Ayrshire’s high-energy rockabilly three-piece bring original tunes and covers of the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry in the last few years.

The Tennessee Hotshots

Over the past 17 years, The Thennessee Hotshots have developed a cult following for their upbeat, rockabilly-infused hooks.

Mic Clark

Mic Clark fuses together his Irish heritage with his Glasgow upbringing to play upbeat modern/traditional acoustic tunes with flair and distinction.

Samba Ya Bamba

Coming fresh from celebrating their 20th anniversary, the exuberant 25-piece fuse together Brazilian percussion with Glaswegian attitude to get crowds bouncing to the infectious rythyms of their many drums.

DopeSickFly

Lyrically explosive, musically diverse guitar-funk from Glasgow that smashes together feel-good vibes with sweet guitar licks and catchy hooks.

Mandulu & Hephzibah

Sabrina Mandulu and Erin Hephzibah are rolling in catchy melodies and soulful harmonies, bringing beautiful vibes to the FyneFest 2018 stage.

The G33s

Non-stop bangers in the form of creative covers of the best of pop and rock anthems from an energetic four-piece armed with drumsticks, guitars and sax!

The Camans

Three-piece local lads The Camans are known throughout Argyll for their diverse repertoire of covers spanning genres from trad to techno.

Liam Somverille

Solo artist Liam comes to FyneFest from Dunoon for a couple of chilled-out, stripped-back sets starring his guitar, mouth organ and soulful voice.

Jack Ruby 5

The Jack Ruby 5 play cool jazz, with Bossa grooves and finger-clicking ryhthms. An ideal festival band playing tunes you will probably know.

Awkward Family Portraits

Swing? Vaudeville? Hillbilly? Skiffle? Whatever Awkward Family portraits are, it’s a hell of a lot of fun. The Glasgow three-piece bring contemporary bluesy folk to FyneFest 2018 to get toes tapping and hands in the air.

The Hur

Glasgow six-piece belting out trad-infused upbeat pop with infectious enthusiasm. You’ll struggle to resist getting up for a dance.

Avocet

Chilled-out vibes via guitar, harp and double bass? Sounds pretty good for a lazy-afternoon accompaniment to some tasty beers in the sunshine at FyneFest 2018.

The Lush Puppies

Returning to FyneFest, The Lush Puppies join the party from Oban, bringing with themluscious harmonies and creative arrangements of songs you know and love.

John Graham & Jim Jack

Scottish folk stalwarts, John & Jim bring a mix of trad and modern duets to the FyneFest’s smaller stages for sing-a-long feelgood times.

Miller Crossan

Robin Miller and Andy Crossan play retro roots, rock and blues with acoustic guitar, cajon and vocals. Expect heavy 70s grooves and hints of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Adriana Spina

For over ten years, Scottish-Italian singer and songwriter Adriana Spina has crafted a unique sound that blends Americana, folk and country.