THE organisers of the Cumnock Tryst music festival are in line for a share of £1.3 million in the latest round of National Lottery funding awards from Creative Scotland.

The Cumnock event, returning from September 29 to October 2 this year, will receive £70,000 from the arts organisation’s Open Fund to support the event’s return to live performances after a two-year enforced gap caused by the pandemic.

The Cumnock festival is the only Ayrshire organisation on the list of 58 groups and individuals across Scotland set to share in the cash awards for May 2022.

Paul Burns, interim deputy director of arts and engagement at Creative Scotland said: “Thanks to the generosity of National Lottery players, who raise over £30 million for good causes across the UK every week, this month’s round of Open Fund funds a variety of fun, innovative and thought-provoking projects, raising important questions on topics affecting our society.”

The line-up for this year’s Cumnock Tryst includes folk legends Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, the King’s Singers, and East Ayrshire’s own CentreStage Community Gospel Choir.

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