Kilmac backing for Perth Music Festival

Posted on May 27, 2019

The popular Craigie Hillfest has lured a big name to Perth and Kilmac is delighted to support the Perth golf club’s imaginative annual fundraiser.

Front man Fish clocked up huge hits with Marillion in the eighties, including “Kayleigh,” “Lavender” and “Incommunicado.”

And the gifted singer-songwriter has agreed to an exclusive 2019 live date in Scotland to top the bill – with his band - at the fourth summer music festival organised by Craigie Hill Golf Club.

Local bands The Rude Boys – who reformed for last year’s Hillfest – will be joined by The New Madrids, The Carloways, The Sandemans and The Irritable Owls for the event on Saturday, August 31.

At the peak of their success, Marillion’s prog rock sound generated 11 top 40 singles in the UK, with the classic “Misplaced Childhood” topping the album charts.

After going solo, Fish enjoyed a top 10 album, with five singles charting.

Now he’s delighted fans by agreeing to a Perth date.

Hillfest organiser Pauline Harrier admitted it’s “quite a coup” to reel in Fish.

“It’s fantastic that Fish has agreed to bring his band to Hillfest and it’s sure to be another sell-out,” she said.

“I have been looking through my old record collection and there’s plenty Marillion and Fish solo records in there.

“He was touring extensively last year across Europe and in the States but his main focus now is a new album. “Eighties bands are back in vogue – look at the success of Rewind - and we are fortunate that Fish has selected the Hillfest for his only 2019 concert in Scotland.

“We’re grateful once again for the support from Kilmac for making this possible.”

The family-orientated Hillfest has grown year on year, with The Red Pine Timber Company, Eddi Reader and the Rude Boys gracing the main stage, with around 1000 tickets likely to be sold for the August date.

There will be a face-painting for kids, a drinks marquee, the return of Ruby the Camper Van, a BBQ and clubhouse restaurant food.

The Hillfest will start at 2pm. Day tickets priced £30, and a strictly limited number of £15 evening briefs, are available now at Under 14s are not being charged.


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