Carluke is celebrating its history as a ‘Jam Toon’ with a festival involving jam making and live music events. The inaugural event takes place on October 4th and 5th, with hopes that it’ll be the first of many.

The highlight is a live concert on Saturday 5th October at the Lifestyles Centre in Carluke. In the spirit of festival, the gig promises a diverse choice of musical genres to appeal to a wide range of people and age groups. Hosted by Clyde 1’s Jim Gellatly, and headlined by Idlewild frontman, Roddy Woomble, Jam Festival Live proposes a taste of something different for your Saturday night.

The evening opens with amazing singer/songwriter, Bottle Of Steven and by the end of his short set, you’ll want to bottle him up and take him home. Performing some of his latest music, Steven McGilvary performs ambient, acoustic beautiful music that would bring a tear to any eye. For those of you looking for something a bit more off-kilter, the Festival welcomes the quirky ukelele ensemble, Dukes Of Uke. Bringing you the classics with a twist, the Dukes use only their ukeleles and vocal chords to create something pleasantly unusual.

An act all festival-goers are sure to enjoy is the fantastic cover band, Carbon Copy. From Rihanna to Nirvana with a little Al Green in between, highly adaptable lead singer David Swan and Co bring you musical favourites, old and new. Second-billed Teen Canteen are no strangers to festivals, having already played T in the Park this year, as well as Doune The Rabbit Hole. With a free-spirited attitude and brilliant folk-pop harmonic songs to boot, look out for their song “This is How We Met (Cherry Pie) which features in new British rom-com “Not Another Happy Ending”.

The headline act, Roddy Woomble, is none other than the frontman of legendary Scottish indie-rockers, Idlewild. With a sound as distinct as his name, he now performs his own take on contemporary folk and has a back catalogue of three solo albums under his belt to deliver to the Jam Festival crowd, his most recent offering being the critically acclaimed album, “Listen to Keep”.

Tickets can be obtained from all South Lanarkshire Community Halls, local Carluke pubs, Carluke Lifestyles Centre and by phone on 01555 770378 or online at
Prices are Adults £10, Concessions £6.00 and Family Tickets £25.