Sat Afternoon Open Air Concert

Sat Afternoon Open Air Event 2023

Saturday Aug 12th 

2023 Bands and Performers TBC


In 2022 the bands and performers were Gubbed – Jimi Get Your Funk On, The James McCorkindale School of Dance, SG Taekwon-Do Scottish Highlands and The Funky Chicken

Springbank Distillery Car Park, Campbeltown (Donations towards the running costs of the event are welcome)

An afternoon of family fun with music performances, dancers, children’s entertainment charity and commercial stalls, beer tent plus surprise guests. Licensed event.

Gubbed smHailing from Ardrishaig, Gubbed are an energetic 5 piece rock covers band that are thrilled to be playing ‘Up the Close’ at Springbank Distillery.  Frequent visitors to the ‘Wee Toon’ the boys will be selecting tunes from their eclectic set list to give a live-wire performance to suit all ages. Dabbling in classic rock, rip roaring metal, indie delights and dancy funk you’ll have plenty to jump and sing along to with this crowd pleasing band.  Let there be Rock






JGYFO‘Jimi Get Your Funk On’ are an Edinburgh based 9-piece funk behemoth led by guitarist and ski enthusiast, Honza Kourimsky. Featuring a handful of talented musicians from different corners of Europe, the band is a collective of exciting stories and cultural backgrounds reflected in their music and performance.

From hikers and bikers to actors and gamers, theatre goers to party throwers, the group’s whacky and dynamic characters always come together to deliver an energizing and hypnotic live show.

Taking its name from the legendary ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’, this musical bevy combine funk with a touch of psychedelic rock and acid jazz to create their very own type of funky mayhem



The James McCorkindale School of Dance sm (2)

We are delighted to have the The James McCorkindale Highland Dance School performing at Up the Close once again this year.  The dancer have performed every year at the Young Folk Night and this will be their second time performing at Up the Close.





SG Taekwon-Do Scottish HighlandsThis year we welcome SG Taekwon-Do Scottish Highlands to take part in this years Up the Close Event.  




Parade 116bChildren’s entertainment at it best with the funky chicken 



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