Catrine Festival this Saturday
FESTIVAL goers in Catrine are wishing for some sunshine at their sixth Annual Music Festival this Saturday.
There's a packed line-up in store for music lovers at the event organised by Catrine Community Trust.
Catrine Festival will be officially opened at 11am, and at 11.15am the kids from East Ayrshire Traditional Music Group will take to the stage followed at 12pm by Catrine Primary School Choir.
And there will be something for people of all ages with Owl Magic, Kirsty's Kritters, a Chainsaw Carving Demonstration by Quantum Chainsaw Carvings, a dog race organised by the British Utonagan Association (BUA), Laserquest, Gladiator Joust, Bouncy Castle and Giant Slide, Pony Rides and a selection of stalls including a facepainter and several local crafters.
Scooby Doo and pals from Party Palz will be onsite to entertain youngsters and DJ Billy will be entertaining from the stage at 12.30pm to 1.30pm and East Ayrshire Kids Club will be on the green with fun activities and crafts for the children.
'Teens on Stage' will launch at 2pm and young bands/singers are being asked to book in advance to the Catrine Festival 2011's Facebook page. Sets will be no longer that 15 minutes but are limited to a small few so book now to guarantee a spot!
The entertainment continues on the green with the bands taking to the stage from 4pm, kicking off with Glam rock band Electric Warrior, followed by Ochiltree favourites The Huskies at 5pm, Rockburn at 6pm, changed from advertised previously BlackberryJack at 7pm, and headlining this year Ayr band The Marauders at 8pm.
This event is licensed and No Street Drinking will be permitted on the green.
Catrine Community Trust, Director Sharon Nelson is hoping for a big turnout. Sharon said: "This is our sixth event and is still free to the public. Many thanks to Cumnock and Doon Valley Minerals Trust and East Ayrshire Council for the funding to support this year's festival All that is required to top the event is a full day of sunshine!"
This article appeared in Cumnock Chronicle 03 Jun 11