Killin Music Fest returns to deliver a memorable fifth year

Killin Music Fest is back

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Killin is bracing itself to deliver a belter of a music festival this month.

Organisers are ready to deliver the best Killin Music Fest yet as tickets sell fast for the whopper of a weekend with supergroups Skerryvore and Mànran leading the line-up.

‘Little did we know 36 months ago as the doors closed on Killin Music Fest 2019 what was in store for us as our lives were reshaped in the wake of Covid-19.

‘Both the 2020 and 2021 festivals were postponed, along with two New Year gigs, while we all played our part to help protect each other.

‘Now, some four years after signing our first artist to this line-up, we are ready to deliver what is shaping up to be the best Killin Music Fest yet,’ says festival director Gregor MacKenzie.

Winner of Killin Music Festival’s primary school competition to design a festival poster was Kara Frost aged 11 who won the star prize goody bag with her colourful, striking design.
Killin Music Fest returns for 2022
Mànran are set to play at Killin Music Fest later this month
Skerryvore are headlining, along with Mànran, at Killin Fest 2022

The volunteer-run event returns to the McLaren Hall and Pavillion complex from Friday June 17 through to Sunday June 19.

The line-up is once again full to the brim with stars. Six years since their last visit, the mighty Skerryvore return to the fest weekend to headline the Saturday night main stage. The unstoppable Mànran also return with their electric style to finish off the Friday night main stage.

The seated concert on Sunday evening will feature the legendary Karen Matheson.

Joining the headliners is another solid line-up of talented artists – from TRIP and No Marcs, to Heisk and Amy Papiransky.

Pad’s Trad Disco also returns to link the main stage performances together to keep our party going.

Check out the full line-up at

Links to the programme in English

And links in Gaelic are here

To create a memorable start to the festival, a 70-person strong rock choir will take over the main stage to open the Friday night – do not miss this one! Main stage doors open at 6pm.

The rebranded Danny Kyle Stage will run this year in the marquee tent, spanning across Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, setting the stage for the evenings ahead. Entry to the tent is free and will also be home to our new relaxed Sunday Session and Session Quiz.

All 2020/21 tickets that were not cancelled during the previous refund windows have been transferred and will be honoured for the 2022 event.

You can check your tickets by logging into your account.

In light of major cost increases organisers have had to adjust their times slightly, while still maintaining the style and quality of the Killin Music Fest approach.

Remaining tickets are running low, and could sell out soon, say organisers.

Killin Music Fest is also introducing a new competition to celebrate the area’s rich  musical and cultural heritage with the Colonel Charles Stewart Quaich to win.

Sunday June 19, the final day of the 2022 festival, begins with Doune Pipe Band marching from the Bridge of Dochart at 10.30am, culminating at the McLaren Hall.

Following this the competition will be opened by the Killin Community Choir, with tea and coffees available. All are welcome to watch the competition.

Twitter: @KillinMusicFest