29 November 2021
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The Spree returns to Paisley with packed festival line-up

by on 5 October 2021 0
Paisley’s popular music and arts festival The Spree returns this week with a bumper line-up across ten days (7 – 16 October). The Twilight Sad, Arab Strap, The Bluebells, The Rezillos, Michael Rother, Nick Lowe, Kathryn Joseph and Retro Video Club are just some of the top acts coming to the fast-growing festival, which... Read More

Spree for All programme to take over Renfrewshire

by on 30 September 2021 0
Music-lovers across Renfrewshire are set to enjoy a bumper line-up of great gigs in October with the announcement of this year’s Spree for All programme. Established in recent years as a ‘fringe festival’ to Paisley’s annual The Spree festival, the Spree for All will see events take place in towns and villages throughout Renfrewshire... Read More

Wee Spree festival of family fun returns to Paisley

by on 15 September 2021 0
Paisley is set to host a festival of family fun as The Wee Spree returns this October. The popular programme of activities for kids and families will take place from Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 October, with plenty for everyone to enjoy during the school holidays. The Wee Spree events will also coincide with... Read More

Renfrewshire Council announces return of popular events this winter

by on 12 August 2021 0
Renfrewshire Council is planning for in-person events this winter with the return of two local favourites The Spree and Paisley Halloween Festival. The council’s event programme has been exclusively online since March 2020. As the Scottish Government eases restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, the local authority has announced plans for the return this... Read More


by on 1 September 2019 0
We spoke to Glasvegas’ James Allan on his return to Renfrewshire ahead of their gig at The Spree in 2019.  Last year, you embarked on a mammoth tour that commemorated ten years of your seminal debut. Now that you’ve been rehearsing rarities such as ‘Whitey‘, can The Spree expect a career-spanning set? The truth... Read More

Karine Polwart

by on 1 September 2019 0
Fresh from turning in an acclaimed album of reimagined Scottish pop songs, Karine Polwart discussed what to expect from her upcoming trip to Paisley. Was the Scottish Songbook a brainchild you’d had for a while? “The catalyst came from last year at the Rip It Up! exhibition in Edinburgh. I was dead surprised to... Read More

Lost Map: Johnny Lynch

by on 1 September 2019 0
One of Scotland’s most forward-thinking imprints, we spoke to Lost Map’s Johnny Lynch, aka Pictish Trail, about returning to The Spree alongside his labelmates. How would you define the philosophy behind Lost Map? It’s more of a compulsion. I’m a big music fan, and there’s no greater thrill than championing what you love, made... Read More

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

by on 1 September 2018 0
With classic hits such as Dancing In The Street, Heat Wave and Nowhere To Run, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas established themselves as one of the greatest acts on the Motown roster. We spoke to the legendary Miss Reeves on the eve of her Spree performance in 2018. You’ve been singing your hits for... Read More