MUSIC lovers in Renfrewshire are set to enjoy a bumper line-up of great gigs in September with the announcement of this year's The Spree festival.

Tickets for the live events, which will take place in the iconic Salon Perdu Speigeltent in Bridge Street, Paisley, will go on sale at 10am this Friday.

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The popular music and arts festival, organised by Renfrewshire Council and now in its 10th year, will take place from Thursday, September 1 to Saturday, September 10.

The festival kicks off with Scottish folk rock favourites Tide Lines for a rousing opening night show packed with soaring anthems.

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Simon and Oscar, of Ocean Colour Scene, come to Paisley on Friday, September 2 for an acoustic performance of all the big hits from across their 30-year career, including The Riverboat Song, The Circle, and The Day We Caught The Train.

Saturday, September 3 will see the Spiegeltent host an all-day festival within a festival with local charity LNP Promotions popular ModStuff celebrations, featuring Mod and Northern Soul acts – and the famous scooter ride out.

The Gazette: Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James GrantNorman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant

Grammy award-winners and ‘desert blues’ pioneers Tinariwen bring their blend of Hendrix-influenced guitar and West African music to Paisley for their only Scottish show of 2022 on Sunday, September 4.

Musicians Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant will be together on one stage at The Spree on Monday, September 5. They'll be performing a selection of each other's songs from their back catalogues in Teenage Fanclub, Suede, McAlmont and Butler, Love and Money, and solo works.

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Long-time friends Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes come together again for an evening of old songs, new songs, happy songs and blue songs on Wednesday, September 7.

Scottish new wave band Altered Images have announced new album Mascara Streakz will be released in August – their first release for almost 40 years – and the first date of the album tour will be at The Spree on Friday, September 9.

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This year's festival comes to a close on Saturday, September 10, with afternoon comedy from Susie McCabe followed by an evening show from exciting Manchester indie outfit The Slow Readers Club.

More shows for The Spree festival 2022 will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Louisa Mahon, head of events, marketing and communications for Renfrewshire Council, said: "We’re thrilled to announce another fantastic programme for The Spree festival and to be working with Regular Music to bring a host of top artists from across the UK to Paisley again this year.

"The Spree attracts music fans from across the country to enjoy our live events and everything that Paisley has to offer. It always brings a great atmosphere and real festival feel to the town – and we can’t wait to welcome gig-goers along for ten days of brilliant shows in the famous Spiegeltent.

The Gazette: The Slow Readers ClubThe Slow Readers Club

"This year’s festival will take place in September, along with Spree for All fringe festival events in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages – but we also look forward to hosting our Wee Spree programme of activities for kids and families again during the October school holidays. We’ll have more exciting news to come on all of these in the coming weeks."

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