Renfrew Development Trust has partnered with Mad Angle Music (Drew McCormack) to create Renfrew’s first ever Music and Art Festival. It has been a very exciting few months for the Trust. Firstly we would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors and partners for their support during the setup of our first pop-up venue. As many of you may know, we are used 7-9 Dunlop Crescent (the old Advice Works) as a community hub. With thanks to Renfrewshire Council, we were based in this building until the 19th January 2016.
Many thanks to Drew who has been an important part in planning the music festival and art exhibition. Our partner Mad Angle Music have been responsible for other successful music events such as “Prestfest” as well as developing links between local businesses through music and art Festivals, to support the regeneration of troubled or aspiring, High Streets and small communities.
We have had a great response from artists, businesses and the Renfrew Community since launching our campaign. Alongside Mad Angle Music, Renfrew Development Trust facilitated a daylong event of free music with over 20 acts and venues across the town. On Saturday 28th November- Hundreds of The Renfrew community, festival goers and music fans went to one of our venues during the day of the Christmas Light Switch On celebration – to join in on some festive fun! The I Heart Renfrew festival managed to confirm a total of eleven hours FREE music, with great acts including: Esperanza, Howlin Radio, Medicine Men, Zulu, Will &The Wildhorse, Duffys Gypsy Band, Achill Sound, Stephen Henry, Al Mitchell, Gerry Devaney, Scot Mcfarlane, Elemental, Erin Mcevoy, Jamie Mcgeechan and Liam Doyle.
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