With less than a week to go, this is our final blog introducing you to our acts, but, you’ll be pleased to hear, not our final Plugged In & Wired blog. In our final week before lift off on March the 26th we’ll be introducing you to the wonderful folks who’ve joined the Fringe Family to be the category hosts for our first virtual festival. And again we’re loving the media attention, it’s our mission to shout from the rooftops about the Southside and all the talent we have to offer. Tonight Paul Puppet is kindly helping us do just that, from 9pm tune in to Camglen Radio for The Spangled Show with Paul Puppet for his special feature on some of our Plugged In & Wired acts. we were well chuffed to be included in Snack Magazine's Guide to the Best Scottish Festivals 2021 too!
So… Without further ado, in this blog you’ll meet Sarcassy Sneek purveyor of Southside sensations and we’re delighted to introduce you to our headliners; well loved children’s author Stuart Reid, the alt-folk maestro Flew The Arrow, the talented duo Chloë Bryce & Luc McNally, multi-personality performer Sweætshops® and Glasgow band The Big Nowhere. We hope you enjoy meeting the acts and we know you'll enjoy their work for Plugged In & Wired. Don’t forget, where linked in you can hit up their socials and support their work beyond the festival and if you’re feeling flush show your appreciation through buying merch or show some virtual tip jar love.
SARCASSY SNEEK – SPOKEN WORD
Sarcassy Sneek... by night gin soaked lush, a product of decadence and the 70's. By day...asleep. What could possibly go wrong? And when it inevitably does, remember darlings, if life gives you lemons, you shove them in your gin. Join Sarcassy as she returns, not to Sneek smut but to speak some spoken word with her Southside Soliloquies. Southsiders will remember Sarcassy’s sold out cabaret shows but she’s been focusing on other projects for a few years and is jumping out of her comfort zone and exploring her writing and thoughts performed through the vehicle of Sarcassy. Sharing her musings from under the stars, what it means to be unviable and when a man tells her she’s hunted, well the thrill of the chase might just have a twist.
HEADLINER – STUART REID – LITERATURE
Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid brings his brilliant blend of Books, Boogers and Big Bottom Burps to Plugged In & Wired for the very first time in ‘Fantastic Flatulence and Where To Find It!’ . Stuart has performed at over 300 shows at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe festivals, and at over 2,000 schools, libraries and book festivals around Britain, Ireland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India and Australia. He is a member of the Society of Authors and listed for Live Literature Events with the Scottish Book Trust. Stuart is best known for his Gorgeous George series of children’s books, including the Silver Medal winner at the Wishing Shelf Books Awards 'Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets' and his latest title 'Grandpa Jock and the Incredible Iron-Bru-Man Incident'. There will be guaranteed BIG shocks, stinky socks and Reading Rocks! Warning: may contain snot! Stuart has been a full-time children's author for almost 10 years and has performed at 2,000 schools, libraries and book festivals around Britain, Ireland, India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Australia. Stuart has hosted over 250 shows over 7 years at the Edinburgh Festival since 2013, performed three years at the Adelaide Fringe and two years at the Brighton Fringe. This summer he was meant to perform at the Latitude Festival alongside Liam Gallagher, Keane, Haim, Snow Patrol, Jenny Eclair and Bill Bailey. Based in Falkirk, this year Stuart has been recording (and selling) bespoke author events for schools and libraries, pre-recorded events and creative writing workshops for classes. These videos have been edited in with special effects, videos, gifs, and sound effects to