Falkirk music festival to coincide with Rod Stewart visit

Adam Donaldson is organising a festival the same weekend Rod Stewart arrives in Falkirk
Adam Donaldson is organising a festival the same weekend Rod Stewart arrives in Falkirk
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A Falkirk musician is organising a festival to coincide with a singing superstar playing the town.

Adam Donaldson is putting together a programme of live acts to suit every musical preference the weekend Rod Stewart will play Falkirk Stadium.

Falkirk Rocks will run from Thursday, June 19 to Sunday, June 22 at locations throughout Falkirk with cabaret, acoustic, plugged in and folk bands coming together.

Adam, from Grangemouth, said: “I’ve been trying to put together a Falkirk festival for a long time but with the Rod Stewart gig on the Saturday, the timing just seemed right.

“Falkirk BID are on board and so are lots of local businesses, it’s really got people talking.”

Many acts are still to be confirmed, but acoustic singer Sarah Monteith will play the Railway Tavern and an under 18s ‘Rock the Talk’ band night will go ahead at Behind the Wall on Thursday. La Banca will welcome cabaret acts on Friday and Saturday nights and there will be live acoustic sets in cafes around Falkirk on the Saturday afternoon.

Adam Stafford is in talks to put on a rare Falkirk gig and young local bands Penguins Kill Polarbears and Mono 6 are in discussions.

Sunday will see Ross Fairweather play Northstar, ‘Chords and Coffee’ at Coffee on Wooer and live music at Cheerz and The Old Vic.

Adam continued: “I often hear people moaning that there’s no live music scene in Falkirk but there is loads on every week.

“There is still lots on the pipeline to be confirmed, I’m trying to get live music at the High Street bandstand and we are in talks with some big Scottish acts .

“If anyone has any suggestions or would like to be added to the bill, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

“I want Falkirk Rocks to appeal to all musical tastes, ages and budgets - there will be free shows as well as tickets events. I’m hoping this will be the first of many.”

For more information, follow @falkirkfestival on Twitter. The Falkirk Rocks Live Music Festival Facebook page should be up and running in the coming days.