MugStock: A Festival of Music & Merriment

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

MugStock. Stunning New Site: Strathallan Castle

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.

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.

Tickets are on sale now with extended payment plans providing the most affordable way possible to join our community and secure your spot at MugStock 2023.

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.

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, and to the MugShack!

New for 2023, the music will continue into 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 – 2pm, 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 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 open now.

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

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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…

BBC Feature on MugStock 2020

BBC Feature on MugStock 2020

We were delighted that BBC journalist mary McCool decided to write about the relaunch of MugStock and our move to Strathallan Castle. Mary interviewed Mugstock directors Nelson and Govan for the...