What’s On

Friday 19th May


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    6pm: Festival Opens

    All bars open at 6pm.

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    Beer bus begins

    The complimentary beer bus service runs continually between Helensburgh Central station to and from the Sailing club. We’ll meet every train.

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    Time TBC: Sound Cradle

    There’s more to Falkirk than the Kelpies and that big Wheel. It’s also home to the finest function and events band in Central Scotland and beyond. Sound Cradle made their triumphant Helensburgh debut at last year’s Alefest and we are thrilled they are back to kick things off on Friday night. The band tackle all genres from the 50s to the present day with superb musicianship and a large dose of Beatlesque harmonies. Don’t miss this four piece phenomenon!

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    11pm: Bar Closed

    The bars will close at 11pm for the night. See you all in the morning!

Saturday 20th May


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    Noon: Festival Re-opens

    All bars open at 12 noon.

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    Beer bus begins

    The complimentary beer bus service runs continually between Helensburgh Central station to and from the Sailing club. We’ll meet every train.

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    Time TBC: Crowded Croft

    It’s been 13 years since Crowded Croft boldly stepped onstage at the Helensburgh Blossom Festival for their debut gig. Since then the folk n’ ceildih trio of Andy Clark, Andy Bruce and leader Alasdair Allan have played over 300 gigs across the country at weddings, parties and the occasional pub. Bizarrely the lads also became popular with Norwegian audiences and play twice a year in Bergen. Somewhere along the journey they picked up a fabulous singing bassist, Stewart Cowan, and his addition allowed the band to effortlessly mutate from ceilidh combo to a splendid covers band. Crowded Croft will be playing a mixture of ceilidh and folk tunes on Saturday afternoon before unleashing the full rock line up in the evening. Enjoy!

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    8ish - Gin Bar Closes

    Gin cocktails and Prosseco ends! Gin 71 will leave us and after a short handover the Sailing club bar will will open as a cash bar.

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    10pm (ish): Bar Closed

    The bars will close when the beer runs out! Latest close is 11pm.