The Guinness Jam at the Dam one day festival is fast becoming the highlight of the year for Ayrshire music lovers!
The event is geared as a family day out to promote local up and coming talent and to raise funds for worthwhile charities. This year the festival is donating all profits to Cash for Kids - and all the money raised will stay in Ayrshire!
There will be fun rides for the kids as well as face painting, food outlets and beer tents to complement the main event. Kids under 14 get in free (2 per paying adult).
The main theme of the day, however, is music and what an eclectic mix of a line up!
Headlining this year, will be Scotland’s Ultimate Status Quo Tribute, Backwater.
Before they take to the stage the show will open with this year’s winners of Harley’s Battle of the Bands competition which they have been running in conjunction with JATD.
They will be followed by up and coming indie band, The Schemes, then experimental/Hip Hop band, The Underdog Theory – who have one vision, to make music the likes of the music scene hasn’t heard before. The band is currently working hard holed up in the studio writing and recording their debut full length album, Dam-Nation.
Now we get totally diverse! A 40-strong Gospel choir which should add a touch of happy clapiness to the day! Preacher are an Ayrshire-based original melodic rock band that formed in 2007 and have been gigging for several years.
They have built up a considerable fan base and have played to sell out crowds several times at the likes of King Tuts, The Glasgow 02 and other well known Scottish venues.
Styles include touches of Pearl Jam, The Stranglers and The Who peppering the big sound.
The Marauders – One of Ayr’s favourite bands who will rock the place to it’s foundations with covers from the likes of The Who, The Stones and many more from the 60s.
The Penetrations – The oldest rockers in town! If you like your AC/DC, Led Zep etc, the Pens will not disappoint!
Madnish – Scotland’s Madness tribute band who went down a storm last year will belt out favourites from the Nutty boys collection.
Electric Warrior – Get your glitter suits and platform boots looked out for this lot! Everybody’s favourite Glam Rockers will bring the glorious 70s classics back to life!
Train Wreckers - a four-piece combo play a very diverse genre of music which they call “USSR” (Unlimited Surfin’ Swingin’ Rock’n-country-roll) and features songs primarily from the 50s to the 70s.
BBJ – This cracking young indie band is bound to have the place bouncing if previous year’s are anything to go by – don’t know where they get their energy! The Peas – are a rockabilly outfit who have been on the road for years together, and in different bands such as Route 66, Union Avenue, The Bluemoon Boys and Rocket 8. Not to be missed!
It will be a cracking day, 13 bands for £10 which works out at under a £1 a band! Tickets priced at £10 from – ASDA (Ayr), Ticket Web and the Market Inn (Ayr).