Busy Weekend: Tenement Trail, Paisley Spree and Magma at Tusk Festival.

We have a very busy week at ESP with festivals happening across Glasgow, Paisley and Newcastle.

Tomorrow sees Tenement Tv’s Tenement Trail return for its seventh year and for the first time in its history it will take over Glasgow’s East End. We will be delivering backline to all its venues which include The Barrowlands, Barrowlands 2, St Luke’s, BAAD and McChuills.

The Tenement Trail is always a fantastic day of music with over 60 acts performing. It is a great opportunity to see some of best emerging acts alongside established acts such as headliners Fatherson, The Magic Gang and Baby Strange. Previous Tenement Trail performers have gone on to become some of the biggest acts in the world today. Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi played The Vic Bar as part of the festival back in 2016 and recent Brit award winner Sam Fender has played the festival twice most recently in 2017. There are bound to be many fantastic acts to catch live with the first band opening the event at 1.45pm and the last acts finishing at 2.30am.

You can see the full line-up and grab one of the remaining tickets for tomorrow’s event here.

Tenement Trail Backline

Just some of the backline going out to the Tenement Trail Venues tomorrow.

To add to all the excitement in the East End of Glasgow further West sees the return of the Paisley’s Spree Festival. The festival, organised by Renfrewshire Council, will have its eighth and biggest outing from 11-19 October. The festival encompasses music, drama, dance, comedy and has something for everyone to enjoy. There will also be a ‘wee Spree’ programme of activities for kids timed to coincide with the school holidays and a Spree for All fringe festival extended this year to take in events across towns and villages in Renfrewshire.

To kick off our involvement with the festival we have backline going out for Roddy Hart, Emma Pollock and Rab Noake’s celebration of revered Paisley musician Gerry Rafferty. Later on this weekend we will deliver backline for West-Lothian Indie sensations The Snuts and Modstuff - a celebration of Mod Culture and music.

You can see the Spree’s Full line-up and ticket availability here.

Mural of Gerry Rafferty on Brown's Lane, Paisley

Mural of Gerry Rafferty on Brown's Lane, Paisley

Further afield we have a hire going to the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle where French prog rock legends Magma are playing as part of The 2019 Tusk Festival. Magma drumming legend and Gretsch endorsee Christian Vander is playing our Gretsch USA Custom Kit for the show. We are pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Gretsch Drums and have worked with many of their endorsees in the past. The hire will also see the first outing for our newly acquired Musser M55 Vibraphone.

Magma Tusk Festival 2019


If you are heading to any of the shows we hope you have a great time and if you would like to hire anything from us at all in the future don't hesitate to contact us at info@esp-musicrentals.co.uk.