From The Skids To The Heart Of Midlothian

From The Skids To The Heart Of Midlothian

The “forgotten heroes of Scottish punk” are back and ready for a truly memorable, totally unmissable performance at MidStock 2017! Formed in Dunfermline, Fife, the Skids had their biggest success with Top 10 hit single “Into the Valley” in 1978, and their 1980 album The Absolute Game catapulted them to fame as the new Scots punk rockers on the block.

From their first gig in 1977, the Skids went from strength to strength as Scotland’s favourite new wave troublemakers, scoring chart success with “Masquerade” and “Working For The Yankee Dollar”, a cheeky nod to a calypso tune about prostitution (don’t say we never teach you anything!).

And just in case you’ve forgotten how much of a head-bangin’ good time you had pogoing to Into The Valley, or you’re a young’un looking for some classic sounds, here’s something to refresh your musical tastebuds. Let’s face it, we’ve had enough Drake for a lifetime…

After disbanding in the 80s (because it’s not real rock ‘n’ roll without a split, is it?), guitarist Stuart Adamson headed off to start Big Country and lead singer Richard Jobson began a solo career as a musician and broadcaster.

The Skids returned to the stage in all their guitar-thrashing glory in 2009 at gigs across Glasgow and just last year they announced their 40th anniversary tour. With Richard Jobson back in his rightful place bopping around the microphone, we’re delighted to be helping them celebrate the big 4-0 with a big name slot at MidStock.

The Skids will be bringing their anthemic guitar riffs and chanted choruses and a heady dose of punk rock nostalgia to Midlothian this September, and where better to catch Scotland’s biggest little band than at Scotland’s biggest small festival?

There’s still time to nab tickets before they sell out, so grab your safety pins and your Army Surplus jacket and head to the to catch the Skids before they’re gone!

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At the heart of Midstock festival there’s local music, local food and local fun; what more could you want on a balmy September day? Midstock invites families, music-lovers and party animals alike to Dalkeith Country Park to enjoy the late-summer sunshine with us.

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