The Spree For All

The Spree for All is gearing up to build on its debut last year and is returning even bigger and better than ever!

The Spree For All

About The Spree For All

The fringe event for Paisley’s national arts festival The Spree promises a packed programme of live music, poetry readings, comedy and more.

The launch comes as part of the push towards Paisley’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021.

Paolo Nutini will headline this year’s main Spree event with a sold out homecoming gig at Paisley Abbey, while indie rock band Frightened Rabbit and singer songwriter Dougie MacLean are also part of the line up.

The Spree for All, organised by local music charity LNP Promotions and sponsored by Paisley First, sees local bars, cafés and restaurants host a string of live gigs across the town from 14-22 October.

There will be a Family Zone in the High Street on both Saturdays during the event with music, magicians, balloon artists and face painters.

Interactive theatre company Mischief La-Bas will also be adding to the fun with their wacky performances.

LNP co-founder Tommy McGrory said: “They are street artists who will perform as The Elvis Cleaning Company and also perform a pedestrian Grand Prix. They dress up in moustaches and goggles with plastic cars, it’s great fun.

“It’s all happening in and around Paisley.”


Music lovers should also check out the Burger & Keg Live Tent in Abbey Close.
The 150-capacity venue will host top names including Paisley’s Tom Urie, who will appear alongside comic Janey Godley on Wednesday 18 October.

Other comedy acts include Burnistoun’s Rab Florence, supported by Scotsquad’s Darren Connell (Saturday 14th), the team from ICW Wrestling (Monday 16th) and the Thinking Drinkers alongside Billy Kirkwood (Thursday 19th).

Other venues include the Cave, the Gantry, The Anchor Bar, the Bull Inn, Hamishes Hoose, Zambretto, The Old Swan Inn and the Wee Howff.

The Abbey Bar, Bar Pre and the Bungalow will also host events, while CC’s features the H-Arts Drama and Performance groups and comedy from Gary Little & friends on Friday October 13, as well as poetry readings.

Tommy McGrory added: “The Spree for All is the coming together of the people who put on live music and more around the town. It’s got pretty big this year and there’s something for everyone in the town. This year the quality and diversity of the programme is even bigger and better.”

The event also features also a youth stage at Paisley Cross on both Saturdays featuring local talent from 1pm – 5pm.

The Spree for All Fringe is sponsored by Paisley First, the non profit organisation set up to deliver a Business Improvement District in Paisley Town Centre.

Chairman Ian Henderson said: “Paisley has a vibrant cultural scene and we are delighted to support Spree for All in their efforts to take The Spree to venues across the town centre.

“We are hoping to encourage as many people as possible to visit the town and take a fresh look at all Paisley has to offer.”


For a full Spree for All programme of events go to: www.thespree.co.uk/spree-for-all/

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Spree For All are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Various Venues or The Spree

Comedy Night at The Spree

Comedy Night at The Spree

12th October 2018
Get your weekend off to the perfect start with some great laughs in the Spiegeltent on Friday 12th October as part of this year's Spree Festival!
The Wee Spree

The Wee Spree

12th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!
Tracyanne & Danny + The Pastels

Tracyanne & Danny + The Pastels

13th October 2018
Don't miss the new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby) with support from The Pastels at The Spree Festival!
Wolfgang Flur (Ex Kraftwerk)

Wolfgang Flur (Ex Kraftwerk)

13th October 2018
The Spiegletent will host former Kraftwerk member and German musician, Wolfgang Flür on Saturday 13th October as part of this year's Spree Festival!
The Wandering Hearts

The Wandering Hearts

14th October 2018
Enjoy harmony-laden Folk & Americana from London's The Wandering Hearts on Sunday 14th October as part of this year's Spree Festival!
The Orb

The Orb

15th October 2018
Electronic music legends and ambient house pioneers The Orb will play the famous Spiegeltent on Monday 15th October at this year's Spree Festival!
Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

16th October 2018
Don't miss Vieux Farka Toure, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara’ and son of the Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, at this year's Spree Festival!
The Leisure Society + Duke Special

The Leisure Society + Duke Special

17th October 2018
Don't miss Ivor Novello nominated band The Leisure Society with support from Duke Special on Wednesday 17th October at this year's Spree Festival!
The Paisley Connection

The Paisley Connection

18th October 2018
Join Gillebrìde MacMillan and Friends for an evening of the best new and old Gaelic songs at Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 18th October!
Big Minds

Big Minds

18th October 2018
Don't miss a fabulous night of live music featuring stars of Big Country and Simple Minds when Big Minds play the Spiegeltent as part of this year's Spree Festival!
Gang of Four

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19th October 2018
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ModStuff

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20th October 2018
LNP Promotions' ModStuff returns for a sixth year - a fantastic day of Mod culture and music in Paisley as part of the annual Spree Festival!
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20th October 2018
Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will headline this year's Spree Festival in Paisley and they will be joined by the London Gospel Choir who'll perform Paul Simon’s Graceland!
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

20th October 2018
Festival favourites Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert return to The Spree for an evening at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 20th October!

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