Popular Paisley Spree festival kicks off with more acts this week


Paisley’s popular music, comedy and art festival The Spree returned last week with an exceptional lineup of big acts.

Characters from Spree have been spotted in the city and hundreds of people are already enjoying the festival.

And there is more to come this week as the festival runs through Saturday.

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Local venues have hosted an incredible amount of concerts for Spree for All – the fringe event that complements The Spree.

There’s a lot going on, so let’s start with tonight’s entertainment.

Zoe Tait, from Johnstone, will be at the Old Swan from 5pm.



Johnstone singer-songwriter Zoe Tait

Better known by the nickname The Ladybugg, Zoe has made a name for herself in recent years. Having gained the support of eminent DJs such as Vic Galloway and Jim Gellatly from Amazing Radio, Zoe’s prodigious skills must be seen to be believed.

2Sevens with the Kaplans with being at the CC from 7 p.m.

The Bungalow will host a Chorale Night from 8 p.m. with the Rockus & Rock Choir.

And The Keg will host an open mic night with Johnny Barr at 8:30 p.m.

All the rooms this evening are free entry.

Also underway this year, a Wee Spree activity program for children is scheduled to coincide with the school holidays and a marginal Spree for All festival extended this year to host events in towns and villages across Renfrewshire.

Tomorrow morning, children are encouraged to dance without socks.

The first class at Methodist Central Hall begins at 10:15 a.m. and the second class begins at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are mandatory and can be purchased online at www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-wee-spree-festival-paisley

This class is for newborns to five years old and their parents or guardians to participate together, be inspired, actively engage in a fun environment, and introduce your little one to creative dance from a young age. It is for “big” and “little” to have a creative and colorful game with accessories and music.

And tomorrow night, the Old Swan will host a great jam session with Jim Keilt at 5pm.

At the Bungalow on Thursday evening, you will have the chance to discover brilliant local talents during their “introductory” evening at 7pm.

The Bleeders, Stony Macs and Jamie N Joe will all play, ticket prices at £ 5 are still available online at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bungalow-introducing-spree-for-all-tickets-

In Barga at 8 p.m., there will be the Vegan Leather DJ set from Arbo and Gianluca.

Atmospheric, innovative and touching, Arbo is among Renfrewshire’s most exciting prospects. Exercising his profession in the field of dance music and electronics, his sound takes into account the plans of pioneers such as Four Tet, Nils Frahm while remaining solely his own.



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In addition to the highly anticipated unveiling of Arbo’s new live ensemble, the evening will also feature one of The Vegan Leather’s famous Gianluca Bernacchi appearances behind the decks. Expect everything from new classics of rave and dance to the French touch and back again.

And from 9:30 p.m., there will be live music at the Keg.

Admission is free, so why not come and listen to some brilliant music.

For the full lineup, visit thespree.co.uk

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