Kilwinning’s two-day showcase of Ayrshire’s top musical talent

Some of Ayrshire’s top bands will be taking part in a two-day charity event in support of North Ayrshire Foodbanks.

The event which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29 will be held at the Woodwynd Community Centre in Kilwinning.

Ayrshire bands play for food

Seaside Sons are just one of the bands who will play in support of North Ayrshire Foodbanks.

The two-day musical showcase has been organised by Colin Young of Ayrshire Communities Education and Sport (ACES) after he became aware of the challenges faced by the food bank.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Colin said: “We were quite shocked when we saw how difficult it is for the people over at the food bank.

“We’ve been going over there quite a lot and dropping stuff off and we decided that we needed to hit this quite hard.

“Once a month we have a youth club and instead of asking the kids to pay £1.50 we asked them to bring a donation to the food bank.

“So we took the kids’ donations over and the guys that are there are very appreciative of everything and how it all works.

“We thought that something needs to be done.”

Admission to the event will be a food donation so anyone who wishes to come along is asked to check the food banks’ shopping list and bring along some in-date, non-perishable food (tins, packets, etc).

So far, seven bands have been confirmed for the event. These are: Seaside Sons, Release, Anomalies, Slopes, Losing Ground, Chloe Marie and Kenneth Bowman.

Additional artists have still to be confirmed so watch the local press for details or subscribe to our newsletter.

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