BIG KIC Festival



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Country and Region United KingdomScotland
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Kilsyth, Scotland UK
Festival Contact Information

BIG KIC
c/o KICS
104 Stirling Road
Kilsyth
G65 0HY Scotland UK

Festival Description

BIG KIC evolved from Kilsyth International Carnival and featured a series of taster events in the week leading up to the major festival events in Colzium Estate. A Big Top tent provided a safe haven from the shining sun, rain and midges! There was an adventure playground, a great choice of food and ice cream stalls, a large craft fair, a licensed bar and the funfair running all three days. The festival has not taken place since 2010.

Festival Dates August 8 - 15, 2010
Festival Links http://www.kic.me.uk

Festival Events:

Programming 2010:
  • August 8th - August 15th 2010
    • BIG KIC has evolved from Kilsyth International Carnival, and is set to be the event of the summer with the biggest and best programme yet. A series of taster events in the week leading up to the major festival events in Colzium Estate from 13th-15th August, transforming the site into a leafy playground with a striking 1200 capacity Big Top in place to provide safe haven from the shining sun, rain and midges! With an adventure playground, a great choice of food and ice cream stalls, a large craft fair, a licensed bar and the funfair running all three days, there will be lots to do for everyone, at whatever budget.
  • Friday, August 13th
    • The festival kicks off in style with Teenage KICS dance competition, allowing teenage dance troupes from around Scotland the chance to compete for prizes and perform on the Big Top stage in front of hundreds of spectators. Special guests Eletricat (left) and The Flying Jalapenos will close the competition with high energy professional dance performances.
      http://www.paperclip.org.uk/carnival/KIC2010/dance.htm
    • When Brazilian dancer Eletricat and Scotland legend Archie Gemmill get together to promote our favourite hangover cure, Irn Bru, expect fireworks. See: Teenage KICS competition flyer
      http://www.paperclip.org.uk/carnival/KIC2010/Danceflyer.pdf
    • Headlining Comic KICS on 13th August is comedy legend and BBC Radio Scotland presenter, Fred MacAulay, who will treat audiences to his massively popular brand of humour under the canopy of the Big Top in Colzium Estate. Support from Stu Who? will open the show.
  • Saturday, August 14th
    • Clan KICS takes place in Colzium Estate on Saturday 14th August as a celebration of Scottish traditions and Celtic culture. Visitors to the estate can take part in the Clanranald Heritage Trail with Roman encampments, medieval tents, weaponry displays, demonstrations and workshops, allowing guests to see, hear and even smell what life was like in Scotland, and perhaps in Colzium Estate back in historical times.
      http://www.paperclip.org.uk/carnival/KIC2010/clankics.htm
    • A Ceilidh band competition will take place in the Big Top where spectators are invited to come help judge the bands by voting with their feet. Market stalls, a funfair, hog roasts and other food and drink stalls will also be open throughout the day.
      http://www.paperclip.org.uk/carnival/KIC2010/ceilidh.htm
    • Following Clan KIC is a special concert performance from Latino-Scottish fusion band, Salsa Celtica, whose combination of virtuosity and energy has made them one of the most exciting groups on the world music circuit today. With a line up combining some of Scotland’s and Ireland’s most exiting traditional musicians this is not to be missed.
      http://www.paperclip.org.uk/carnival/KIC2010/music1.htm
  • Sunday, August 15th
    • The final day of the BIG KIC festival on 15th August is the traditional carnival day, featuring great entertainment across the whole park on three stages, cotumed parade. Legendary Scottish Singer/songrwiter Dougie MacLean headlines.

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