The Spree

Paisley’s national festival will be back between the 12th and 20th of October and they have another stellar line-up for you!

The Spree

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The festival of music, comedy, theatre and arts – now in its seventh year - will take place between the 12 and 20 October and will welcome Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, famous for tracks such as Dancing in the Street, Jimmy Mack and Heatwave, to Paisley Town Hall alongside the London African Gospel Choir who will perform Paul Simon’s Graceland on 20 October.

Paisley returns to its punk roots by welcoming the Gang of Four to the iconic Spiegeltent in the town centre (19 Oct) bringing their unique mix of stripped-down punk rock, funk and dub.

Renfrewshire Leisure have programmed a number of shows for the festival including favourites Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert (20 Oct) and Gaelic singer and ‘the Bard’ from SonyStarz Outlander, Gillebrìde MacMillan and friends who will perform compositions from Donald MacIntyre ‘The Paisley Bard’ at Paisley Arts Centre (18 Oct).

The famous Spiegeltent will also host electronic music legends and ambient house pioneers The Orb (15 Oct) and former Kraftwerk member and German musician, Wolfgang Flür (13 Oct).

There will be a real eclectic feel to the Spiegeltent bill this year with Vieux Farka Touré (16 Oct), described as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara’ and son of the Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, alt-country and Americana group, The Wandering Hearts (14 Oct), rock bands The Leisure Society and Duke Special (17 Oct), Scots super group Big Minds featuring members of Simple Minds and Big Country (18 Oct), and a fantastic double-bill with Traceyanne & Danny (ex-Camera Obscura) and The Pastels (13 Oct).

The popular Comedy Night will return to the tent with Des Clarke, Janey Godley and Stuart Mitchell (12 Oct) and the revelry continues with The Spree Ceilidh (12 & 19 Oct) which has the added bonus of being a free event.

The festival also sees the return of the ever-popular ModStuff and scooter ride-out (20 Oct) by LNP Promotions at the Spiegeltent with the proceeds going to local charities.

The Wee Spree will also be back as part of the festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays. Highlights include a musical fun day hosted by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and an exciting and unusual tour around Paisley with the National Theatre of Scotland supported by a soundtrack from local choirs. A full programme for The Wee Spree is available on The Spree website.

The Spree is run by Renfrewshire Council and programmed by Synergy Concerts.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 18 July are available from the festival website at www.thespree.co.uk and from festival ticketing partner Ticketweb.

Upcoming Events at The Spree

Tony Iommi in conversation with Phil Alexander: A Life in Music

Tony Iommi in conversation with Phil Alexander: A Life in Music

12th October 2018
Rock music legend Tony Iommi has been added to the bill for the Spree Festival - where he will give music fans the inside story of his career as one of heavy metal's most influential figures!
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!
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!
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!
The National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival

13th October 2018
The National Whisky Festival - Scotland's best celebration of all things uisge-beatha - is coming to Paisley town hall this October as part of 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!
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!
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!
Gang of Four

Gang of Four

19th October 2018
Gang of Four, one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years will perform at this year's Spree Festival on Friday 19th October!
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas + London Gospel Choir Perform Graceland

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas + London Gospel Choir Perform Graceland

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!
ModStuff

ModStuff

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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