MugStock: A Festival of Music & Merriment

at Strathallan Castle, Friday 4th – Monday 7th August 2023

MugStock is a Festival of Music & Merriment. Our 5th instalment will take place 4th – 7th August 2023. We are musicians and music lovers who seek to produce the best and friendliest wee festival possible. MugStock is a not for profit event which favours creativity over commerciality. We have an enviable track-record for programming some of the greatest new and established musical talent from across Scotland and beyond. We aim to create the perfect setting for people of all ages to rock out, chill out and camp out.

MugStock took place for 4 years in its namesake Mugdock Country Park, and from Friday 4th – Monday 7th August 2023 will be reborn in the grounds of our stunning, spacious and central new venue Strathallan Castle.

This year’s lineup includes Idlewild, Craig Charles, Beardyman, Utah Saints, Henge, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, London Astrobeat Orchestra Performs Talking Heads, Mungo’s Hifi, Siobhan Wilson, BIS, Preston Reed, Mickey 9s, Girobabies & Mr Boom!

Tickets are on sale now.

MugStock is also engaged in refurbishing and reactivating new premises The MugShack: Cumbernauld’s old town hall. The MugShack is our headquarters and will soon be the venue for gigs, jam sessions and community projects. And we also now run a creative co-working space in the centre of Glasgow called Festival Studios.

We are so grateful to our extended community for helping us make the festival we all want to go to and we can’t wait to welcome you to Strathallan, the MugShack and Festival Studios.

Weekend and Day Tickets are on sale now, with a huge range of discounts and concessions. Children 5 and under go free. We’d love you to come for the weekend, because it helps to create more of a sense of community to see the same faces each day. Weekend visitors will be rewarded by:

  • Up to 77 hours of Free Weekend Camping, from 12pm Friday 4th – 5pm Monday 7th August, with a choice of quieter and noisy bits, and campsites for families and those with accessibility needs
  • Exclusive access to a Flashmob Bootcamp (3 – 5pm before gates open on Friday 4th). Arrive early to get in on the secret…
  • An exclusive Monday Warmdown session (more below)

Monday Warmdown

New for 2023, the music will continue into the Scottish summer bank holiday Monday afternoon, with a cool down session designed to recharge the batteries for the journey home, featuring a bonus programme of live music on Monday from 11am – 2:45pm, and a luxuriously decadent 5pm Monday campsite curfew.

Take Monday Off!

The core MugStock team are working hard behind the scenes and we are so excited to share recent developments which will ensure that MugStock 2023 is more than worth the wait, and easily the best festival yet.

The sooner you buy, the less you pay!
You can get your tickets here with instant payment plans available now:

Applications for performers and workshop providers, volunteers and traders are still open.

Lots more news coming soon. If you haven’t already done so, please Follow MugStock on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Youtube for news, previews, lineup announcements and behind the scenes insights. And keep scrolling to see videos from previous years…

We wouldn’t have got this far without the support of our amazing audience, donors, contributors, friends and families. We thank you all!

MugStock Loves You!


Elated festival goer raises hands in the air in front of a colourful cheering crowd

Watch The Highlights Of Previous MugStocks

Latest News…

Why is MugStock moving site?

Why is MugStock moving site?

We realise that many people are sad that MugStock is moving away from Mugdock Country Park, however it was a decision made in the best interests of our whole community and the future of the festival. Please don’t worry, it’s the same team, with the same ethos and ambition – we’ve just got some more room to play with. The new site is truly stunning and provides an opportunity to create Scotland’s most accessible small festival…

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