This Friday (28th July) sees the return of MugStock Festival. This is the first time that I'll be visiting, though Mr Foodie was there for one day last year, so I'm looking forward to a proper campsite music festival as it's been a wee while since I was at T in the Park or the Reading Festival!
If you haven't heard of MugStock or want to know more about it then read on...
What is MugStock?
MugStock takes place in Mugdock Country Park just north of Milngavie and Glasgow. It's a family-friendly festival so you can bring the kids along to enjoy it and forgo the need to worry about a babysitter. You could even bring your granny to enjoy the music, entertainment and the country park surroundings!
There are around 120 acts over six stages with mostly smaller acts playing with a few bigger names such as The Supernaturals, Trembling Bells, Bombskare, Dave Arcari, Orkestra Del Sol, The Langan Band, Rachel Sermanni and even Mr Boom (for the weans)! So there's pop, folk, ska, blues, balkan beats, rock and dance music etc. With such a variety of music on offer, you are bound to find a new band to follow - or love Mr Boom that wee bit more!
Here are some highlights from last year
Running from Friday 28th July until Sunday 30th July. The campsite opens Friday and closes on Monday.
Where is MugStock?
MugStock is taking place in Mugdock Country park, Craigallian Rd, Milngavie G62 8EL
How to get to MugStock
There's a shuttle bus to the event. Prices for this are below. Pre-book your bus ticket on the weblink here.
From/To Glasgow (City chambers) £5
From/To Milngavie £3
From/To Strathblane £2.
Being family-friendly, children under 12 go free, teenagers and over 60s go for half price. Adult ticket prices being Friday £28, Saturday £56, Sunday £36 or you can buy a full weekend ticket for £80. Tickets can be bought online here.
You can also buy extras such as lockers for valuables, phone charging, showers and even a steam room pass. Find out more and book online here.
One of the best parts of festivals is the camping. Chill out, meet the neighbours and relax within walking distance of the stages. Book in advance for a camping or caravan plot.
Food and Drink
As well as Mugdock park's own caterers (If I remember correctly the soup here was tasty!) there will be food and drink from Stables Tea Room, Caulders Garden House Restaurant, Charlie's Café Bar as well as other pop ups including prosecco on tap!
The campsite and the on-site box office opens at 1pm Friday 28th July. The festival itself starts at 5pm Friday
Music finishes at 2am Friday and Saturday and 1am on Sunday with the site closing on Monday.
I'm looking forward to some music, food and relaxation, maybe see you there!
Come say hello