Two weeks to go!

At the macrobert we are all super excited, as It’s only two weeks to mFEST people! Not only are we super excited but we are extremely busy pulling together the final plans to bring Stirling its first festival programmed for and created by 12-17 year olds! mFEST runs the 30th July – 2nd August.

I am really looking forward to the festival as there is so much happening over the four days. Even though I will be working a lot of it, I hopefully will be able to fit in as many shows as possible. After going to T in the Park last weekend, it will be a nice change to go to a festival where the main focus isn’t just music. Even though music is included at mFEST, there is also drama, dance, comedy and film. So there really is an event for everyone and something is bound to tickle your fancy!

I am quite keen to go see Daniel Sloss (Friday 30th July). Sloss started doing stand up comedy when he was just 16 years old. Now 19 he is hailed as a comic prodigy and has written material for Frankie Boyle on BBC’S Mock the Week. His 2009 Edinburgh Fringe debut was a 100% sold out and he is returning to the Fringe again this year. Sloss is also currently developing a sitcom for the BBC and really seems to be an uprising star. So what better way to check him out first by attending mFEST? (Which for me is a bit closer to home than the Fringe).

My other pick for the weekend is Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra (Sunday 1st August).  Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra is an incredible 8-strong beatbox troupe. They make jaw-dropping music using nothing but their vocal cords, mixing inprovisation with intricate vocal routines. Shlomo’s solo work has earned him invitations to collaborate with some of the world’s leading artists such DJ Yoda, Bjork, Martha Wainwright, Hexstatic, Portico Quartet, Jarvis Cocker, Mad Professor. Shlomo can make magical music with his mouth, so brace yourself for an hour long voyage of lung busting acapella sound effects with the world’s biggest beatboxing troupe!

So as we pull the last minute bits and bobs together we are also praying at the macrobert that the sun shines in Stirling over mFEST making it even more of a great weekend!

For more information about mFEST or any the acts performing please call our box office on 01786 466666.


About macrobert
macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via

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