Celtic rockers Claymore will headline this weekend’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival in Camperdown.
The crowd favourites, who have graced stages across the globe, will perform at the town’s recreation reserve as part of the three-day Scottish celebration.
Corangamite Shire councillor Ruth Gstrein said the band’s Saturday night performance would be a festival highlight.
“Claymore are outstanding entertainers who have performed in New York, Scotland, France and New Zealand as well as almost every folk festival around Australia,” she said.
“They tap into Scottish traditional music but play it in an upbeat, modern way that appeals to all musical tastes.”
Those heading along can also enjoy a hearty feast on the night.
The annual Robbie Burns festival officially gets under way on Friday with a Scottish family dance, a two-course feast and entertainment at the Snout in the Trough, with music from Little Fire, and live music at Shirley Maria’s featuring Peter Daffy, Luke Plumb and Kate Burke.
On Saturday, the popular Deer Stalkers Dinner will be held at St Andrew’s Church Hall from 7pm, as well as a family-friendly concert at St Paul’s Hall.
During the day there will be street performances under the clock tower,whiskey tasting, Highland dancing, piping competition and live music at venues across Camperdown.
For the more academically-inclined, the festival’s lecture series will continue, as well as a book launch and storytime sessions for youngsters. Time is running out to get involved in many of the program highlights, with tickets for big events such as the Deer Stalkers Dinner and the Snout in the Trough event having to be purchased by May 16.
View the full program at www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au
For tickets or more information contact Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100. Tickets can also be purchased on the festival website and, for many events, will be available at the door.