MUSIC lovers from Clydebank are tuning up for one of the area's most exciting concerts of the year. Last week the organisers behind the 2013 Lomond Folk Festival revealed the first details of this year's hotly-anticipated event.

This year a host a weekend of workshops, displays, crafts and activities for all the family will be on display as well as the festival's famous and popular evening concerts in the marquee.

This year's line-up features Shooglenifty - famous the world over for inventing Techno Ceilidh - Acid Croft and Hypnofolkadelia.

Wolfstone, the ultimate in Traditional/Rock Fusion music plus the original line up of 70's celtic-rock heroes The JSD Band are also scheduled to play at the event along with The Daddy Naggins, Drever McGuire Young and The Raggle Taggle Gypsies with even more still to be confirmed.

In addition to the famous evening concerts there will also be the ever popular free open stage, which last year featured over 40 acts performing.

On Monday Margaret Higgins, one of the event's volunteer organisers, told the Post it had always proved a hit with Bankies.

She said: "We've got a big online presence where people sign up to keep informed and there's lots of people from Clydebank. Also, last year there was a survey done and we found out the area people were from and there was quite a number out with even West Dunbartonshire but we found out that there is quite a crowd from the Clydebank area that came along.

"For the last couple of years there have been Clydebank College students involved too and they'll definitely be involved again this year." The festival's organisers are now looking for passionate, energetic and committed helpers to sign up to help to provide a safe, secure, clean and enjoyable weekend and be part of a team of people who work tirelessly over the weekend to ensure that all visitors have the best experience possible.

Margaret added: "I would say for the last two years there have been some Clydebank College students involved, some from a media point of view making a film, and some enjoyed it so much they stayed for the weekend and helped us every day and night.

"This year we have got an application kind of thing and we've already got about six students right away in a few days and I think I'll have a lot more this week.

"It's for young people as well as being very much family orientated. Young teenagers love it and look forward to it, I think it's more of a fair or a festival and everybody likes that." Tickets for the three day Lomond Folk Festival - which runs from July 26 to Sunday July 28 at Moss O'Balloch Park - are now on sale via or by calling 0844 395 4000.

Weekend tickets are available for the discounted price of �40 although individual tickets for each night can also be purchased.

Alternatively, anyone looking for tickets and merchandise can head along to Discography in Dumbarton and Loch Lomond Gift House in Balloch.

Details and application forms for those wishing to volunteer are available at or by calling 07986428379.