Step Away From The Computer #11: Kilmarnock Edition Festival

KILMARNOCK EDITION FESTIVAL is next up in our Step Away From The Computer guide to spending the summer in the great outdoors.

The phrase ‘Kilmarnock Edition’ refers to Poems, the first collection of work by Robert Burns, which was published in Kilmarnock in 1786. Perhaps in years to come it’ll instead be synonymous with an indie music festival. If you think that’s a bit far-fetched, just wait for the confused looks when you tell people that Franz Ferdinand’s death started World War I.

Dean Castle and Grand Hall, Kilmarnock.

Fascinating fact:
Camera Obscura single Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken was written by singer Tracyanne Campbell as a response to her idol Lloyd Cole’s song Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken? – now the two acts are on the same bill for the first time.

Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9.

Weather forecast:


Festival history:
This is its first year.

Total number of acts:

Cost of a ticket:
£18.65 for Lloyd Cole/Camera Obscura, £19.75 for The Saw Doctors/Seth Lakeman, £17.53 for Calvin Harris and free for afternoon line-up of new music in Castle courtyard.

Lloyd ColeCamera ObscuraThe Saw DoctorsSeth LakemanCalvin Harris.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“Why not make a weekend of it and spend some time at the castle?”

Lloyd Cole – Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken? (Saturday, Dean Castle)
Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken (Saturday, Dean Castle)
Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Sunday, Grand Hall)

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