Saturday 9 October
2:30pm (doors open)
£30 – Standing/General Admission
The pioneering Falkirk duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton called it a day in 2006 before getting back together 10 years later to perform a series of acclaimed, sold out shows. “We really enjoyed doing those gigs,” recalls Middleton. “So it made sense to try writing together again”.
Arab Strap started out as an intimate project with home-recorded tapes shared between friends, but after the unexpected success of their inimitable debut single ‘The First Big Weekend’ they quickly found themselves, along with pals Mogwai, as some of the most exciting and cherished music coming out of Scotland. The band went from indie record label Chemikal Underground onto the major label Go! Beat and then back again to Chemikal, touring the world and funnelling life’s experiences into a unique concoction of music that explored beauty, sadness, intoxicants, sex, love, and death all rolled into one.
Arab Strap returned in 2021 with their 7th studio album As Days Get Dark – their first since 2005’s The Last Romance – so don’t miss out on this fantastic acoustic show as part of The Spree festival on Saturday 9 October.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to The Spree 2021.
We’re in a new location this year on Bridge Street, Paisley, which gives us more space. Use this link to find us.
We’ve got a reduced capacity in the Spiegeltent this year. We encourage everyone attending to respect others, practice good hand hygiene and wear a face covering even entering or exiting the tent, going to the toilet or moving around the tent.
We’d also encourage you to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) prior to attending a show.
The Spree festival uses the Check In Scotland service to collect contact details of visitors, customers and staff. This allows NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service to conduct faster contact tracing and help stop the spread of Covid-19.
You can quickly and securely provide your contact details by scanning an official Test & Protect Check-in Scotland QR code poster via your smartphone camera or by downloading the Check in Scotland app. You’ll find posters with the QR code at the entrance to the event space. If you’re unable to use the app, your personal details will be taken manually.