The second annual Music at the Multiverse weekend saw Glasvegas and the Bluebells take the Main Stage while revellers packed the new Dance Tent.
Rain showers did nothing to deter the audiences for the opening day of this weekend’s event at the spectacular Crawick Multiverse, Dumfries and Galloway.
The first of the big name acts to arrive on Saturday afternoon was the Bluebells, who spent time exploring the site before going on stage. They were followed by Glasvegas who topped the bill. Earlier in the day 18 youngsters from the 1st Kelloholm Brownies were among the first to arrive after receiving free tickets thanks to sponsorship from local company Shaw. The Brownies had a special backstage tour and DJ Malcolm X got them all dancing in the new Dance Tent.
A group of Kelloholm Guides is due to have a similar treat on Sunday. Sharon Glendinning, General Manager of Crawick Multiverse, said “The weekend got off to a great start. Having the Bluebells here followed by Glasvegas was just fantastic.
“And we had been delighted to welcome local Brownies along to enjoy the event and get a behind the scenes speak out how a music event works. “There’s going to be lots of great music over the weekend and we’re looking forward to sharing the event, and Crawick Multiverse, with locals and visitors from further afield.”
Sponsorship from David Hardie Engineering Ltd allowed Crawick to work with Action for Children Upper Nithsdale to provide tickets for four families who would otherwise not have been able to attend.
Music at The Multiverse is a two-day event, on 3-4 September, at Crawick Multiverse (a spectacular 55-acre environmental artwork and visitor attraction inspired by the sun, stars and colliding galaxies).
Mallorca Lee will bring his 1994 brand on the Sunday to play a whole day of Old Skool music by the artists responsible for making back in the day so unforgettable.
Among the other DJs taking part is Malcolm X, from Kelloholm, close to Crawick Multiverse who recruited some of the best local DJs for the Saturday – as well as arranging for the well-known Jamie B to fly in from Belfast.
The Dance Tent line:
Saturday (presented by Malcolm X)
· Jamie B (Belfast)
· Michael Smith (Thornhill)
· Derek McDowall (Dumfries)
· Stephen Holland (Cumnock)
· Steven Allan (New Cumnock)
· Brett Lawrie (Sanquhar)
Sunday (1994 – 100% Oldskool and anthems)
· Mallorca Lee
· George Bowie
· Joe Deacon
· Malcolm X
· Lee Clark (Dumfries)
· MC Cyclone
The Main Stage will feature live music and will once again be located at the heart of the Multiverse in the magnificent Sun Amphitheatre.
Music at the Multiverse is also be a showcase for live music from Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire.
Main Stage: Saturday
· The Bluebells
· The Dogz (D&G)
· Cammy Black (D&G)
· The Mocking Byrds (Ayrshire)
Main Stage: Sunday
· The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
· The Bay City Rollers
· Redfish Blues Band
· Archie Irving (D&G)
· Pedro and the Pirates (D&G)
Crawick Multiverse, on the border of Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire, has giant conical mounds representing colliding galaxies, a huge avenue of standing stones and even more spectacular features inspired by the sun, stars and other wonders of the cosmos.
Music at the Multiverse is a family-friendly event where people can enjoy a wide variety of music in a relaxed atmosphere.
There is a fully licensed bar and locally-produced food from Brigston & Co and Sweet Sadie’s Ice Cream and Desserts.
· Crawick Multiverse would like to thank event sponsors The Globe Inn, Shaw, Hardie’s Engineering, J&J Currie, McGowan Miller Construction Consultants, JG Findlay, Just Breathe O2.