Killin Music Festival delivers a weekend packed from start to finish with top-of-their-game artists, supported by a festival fringe featuring bar sessions, workshops, kids activities, competitions and even a pipe band!
|Dates:||Fri 16 – Sun 18 June 2023|
|Location:||McLaren Hall, Killin, FK21 8UW|
Killin Music Fest was named ‘Best Scottish Annual Music Festival‘ in the Media Innovator Awards 2020, and ‘Annual Music Festival of the Year‘ in the CorporateLiveWire Global Awards 2020.
The festival was also a finalist for Event of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, and a finalist for Best New Festival in the 2016 UK Festival Awards.
This competition, sponsored by Killin Hotel, is open to fresh talent starting out in their careers, one of whom will be named the 2022 Open Stage winner and will be invited to a main stage slot at our next festival.
The competition takes place on the afternoon of Sunday 19 June 2022, at our free to access marquee stage.
Applications to enter the competition are open until 30 April.
This competition accepts any performance of music, poetry or stories, which celebrate the local area of Killin and Perthshire, and is inspired by Killin’s heritage in traditional Scottish music, in particular, Stewart’s ‘The Killin Collection’.
Col Charles Stewart (1823-1894) was a prominent figure in Killin and Perthshire, and helped to preserve and promote local history, folklore and music. Among his many achievements Stewart was Chief of the Perth Gaelic Society, Director of the Killin Railway, head of Killin Gaelic Choir and was a respected historian and translator of old manuscripts. Born in Glen Lyon, Stewart spent the greater part of his life in Killin at Tigh’n Duin. His legacy ‘The Killin Collection’ comprises songs and tunes of the local area from the 18th century.
The competition takes on the morning of Sunday 19 June 2022, at our free to access community stage.
Bring your ticket to the event, either printed out or on your mobile device, where the QR code will be scanned and exchanged for a festival wristband. The wristband will allow you access to the festival main stage.
Your ticket allows you access to the festival main stage in the McLaren Hall, for the day that you have purchased. There are additional fringe sessions, workshops and activities that will run alongside the main stage and will be either open to the general public, or may have a nominal entry fee. Any additional fringe activities which have a nominal entry fee are not included with weekend or day tickets.
Wristbands must not be removed and given to any other person. Any broken wristbands will be denied entry by security, and anyone with a broken wristband within the event may be ejected.
Due to previous local events being cancelled due to behaviour at their event campsite, there will not be a festival organised campsite or campervan site.
The local Community Council are working on a campervan friendly space nearby at Station Road Car Park (2 min walk from festival site). For more information, contact the Community Council.
There are also many fantastic local accommodation options – check out Killin.info for a list of options along with local eateries, pubs, activities and landmarks.
Yes. There are bars located at the event. Opening times will be advertised locally. The bar will operate a challenge 25 policy.
Some one-off single night events may be advertised as bring your own bottle, with no on site bar. This will be clearly stated on your ticket.
Due to our licence, we can only allow liquids bought at the event bars within the event site.
Some one-off single night events may be advertised as bring your own bottle. This will be clearly stated on your ticket.
Please get in touch if you would like to be on the Killin stage. If you are at the festival, please have a chat with one of our team.
Contact our ticketing platform Universe for support with lost tickets.
As our events feature loud music and special effects, we do not recommend attendance for under 5s. The festival reserve the right to to ask parents to remove children under 5 from the event site. Under 5 entry is free but you must be in possession of an under 5 ticket for the child.
Event tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are in short supply and high demand and you may sell it on independently.
Tickets bought or sold through third parties are done so at your own risk.
The hall will be set out with a number of seats around the outside of the hall. The bulk of the hall will be standing room. The balcony will also be open for those able bodied looking for seats. All available seating is unreserved on a first-come basis.
Sunday evening concerts will be fully seated, available on an unreserved, first-come basis.
Pets are not allowed within the event site.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have no alternative than to confirm the cancellation of Killin Music Festival 2021, with the event rescheduled to 17-19 June 2022. Even with current restrictions preventing any events from running, the safety of our community is paramount. Existing tickets for the 2021 festival will be automatically transferred to
It is with very heavy hearts that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Killin Music Fest team have no alternative than to postpone our fifth festival, with the event rescheduled to 18-20 June 2021. This is a very difficult time for all. Considering government guidance regarding social distancing and public gatherings, Killin Music Festival
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