The Lineup

Bands & artists performing at Daytripper 2017.


Fatherson, an alternative-rock band originally hailing from Ayrshire, now based in Glasgow, are known for their distinct brand of soaring, melodic anthems. Ross Leighton (guitars/vocals), Marc Strain (bass) and Greg Walkinshaw (drums) have played in the UK and Europe with Twin Atlantic, Lonely The Brave, Enter Shikari, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and Prides. Two singles (‘Mine For Me’ and ‘I Like Not Knowing’) from the band’s self-released debut album ‘I Am An Island’ in 2014 secured national support and airplay from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and Greg James. An unexpectedly packed-out show in the King Tut’s tent at T in the Park the same year cemented and swelled their fanbase. November 2015 saw the release of the single ‘Always’ taken from their second album ‘Open Book’, to rave reviews. They have just finished touring the UK and Europe and Dunbar Daytripper will be the last chance to catch them live north of the Border.

Ross says “We are really looking forward to finishing our festival season at Daytripper this year. [We] can’t wait to play some songs from our current album ‘Open Book’ and singalong with everyone!”

Supporting Fatherson at Daytripper ’17 are Posable Action Figures, Alex Cornish, Dropkick, Alan Gray, Shuna Lovelle and Bugeyed, which runs from 1pm to 9pm – doors open at 12 noon.

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Vic Galloway is an established and respected broadcaster, journalist and author based in Scotland. He presents weekly music programmes for the BBC, including 11 years on Radio 1, plus BBC Radio Scotland every Monday night, playing new and emerging music, where he offers exposure and LIVE sessions to the country’s best acts first. Regular slots on BBC 6Music; presenting shows, documentaries and specials and standing in for Steve LaMacq and Marc Riley, continue to swell his fanbase.

Over his years on air, he has been the first BBC presenter to exclusively play and give coverage to artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Chvrches, Django Django, Young Fathers, Frightened Rabbit, King Creosote, Twilight Sad, Mylo, Twin Atlantic, Admiral Fallow and many, many more.

Daytripper are absolutely thrilled that Vic will be mc’ing the day and spinning tunes; another first for Dunbar!

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Posable Action Figures
Posable Action Figures are Gareth Goodlad (Vocals/Guitar) and John Alexander (Drums/Samples/Backing Vocals) a 2 piece Electrobluespoprock band from Edinburgh.

This year looks set to be a break out year for Posable Action Figures having already picked up airplay on Radio 1 for their single single 'Cut', been tipped as one of, Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland's bands to watch in 2017 as well as being invited to start the year with a performance on STV.

With a self titled debut E.P. under there belt that was described as ``marvellous`` by The Scotsman and ``Something a little bit special… an EP of the highest quality`` by Netsounds, Posable Action Figures have developed a reputation for catchy punchy tunes paired with an explosive live show. Regular air play through 2016 and a jam packed gig schedule helped the band build an enthusiastic fan base.

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Alex Cornish
‘A beautiful album with Mercury Music Prize shortlist written all over it’ The Sunday Times,

'a voice to stand comparison to Thom Yorke' The Scotsman.

Alex Cornish is a local singer-songwriter who you may have seen around Dunbar but you may not know that he has, to date, produced 4 critically acclaimed albums, toured all over with the likes of Alison Moyet, Elvis Costello's Steve Nieve, Tom McRae, Amy MacDonald and Kathryn Williams. His music has enjoyed heavy rotation on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music and his songs have been featured in numerous films and television shows. Alex has a new album coming this summer and will be playing songs from that plus from the back catalogue at Daytripper. For more info see

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Dropkick are a 4 piece band from Edinburgh, who list Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty, The Jayhawks and Wilco among their main influences. According to Maverick Magazine, Dropkick have 'an originality about them that defies explanation.....blending almost equal parts alternative, indie-pop, folk and country'. Dropkick released their latest album 'Balance The Light' via Rock Indiana (Spain) and Sound Asleep Records (Sweden) last year and supported this release with Scottish shows including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, their first headline concerts in Germany and their 4th tour of Spain. Their music has been frequently given airplay on shows around the UK and Europe, including BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Wales and Radio 3 and Radio Euskadi in Spain.

'Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special....Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, tendencies. What’s not to love?' The Herald newspaper (UK)

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Shuna Lovelle
A soul inspired artist who brings a fresh new take. She fuses modern day sounds with her deep soulful vocals; combining her later influences, from the likes of Alabama Shakes and Scuba Z, with her classic influences from Ella Fitzgearld and Aretha Franklin. Shuna debuted at Daytripper ’16 in the youth tent and has graduated to the main stage for Daytripper ’17. She is ‘really looking forward to it’

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Scottish Borders
``Two boys, one sad man, from Scotland who like to party and make
music. We play garage punk (?) and are all insane(o). So if you are
missing two insane boys and a sad man who all like to party in your
life come check Bug Eyed out we promise that you won't regret it!``
- Bug Eyed
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Alan Gray
I write and perform my own material. You like it or you don't.