• WinterStorm 2024
    WinterStorm 2024

    Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th November 2024

WinterStorm Rock Weekender

Event Updates

Updated 5th May 2024


All Tickets for WinterStorm 2024 are now on general sale to the public, including:

  • Three Day Tickets (Thursday 28th - Saturday 30th November)
  • Two Day Tickets (Thursday/Friday and Friday)
  • Single Day Tickets
  • Under 16s Three Day Tickets
  • Three Day Accommodation Packages
  • Two Day Accommodation Packages

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Line Up Update

So we failed to deliver our Valentine's Card but we can finally confirm that we will be unveiling the line up for WinterStorm 2024 week ending Sunday 4th March. I's are dotted and t's are crossed and we are now full on with updating graphics, getting promotional materials ready, rewriting press releases and getting the remaining tickets and packages tidied up ready for sale.

We have put together what we think is one of the most diverse line ups yet and with a few Tartan extras across St Andrew's weekend we're sure it'll be another great weekend with friends old and new

Ticket Update

As of today's date there are the following tickets remaining:

  • There are only 200 Three Day Tickets remaining for WinterStorm and they are on sale now.
  • There are less than 75 Two Day Tickets left for sale
  • A limited number of 50 Single Day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday are available.
  • The 'Storm Force Six Monthly Payment plan is now closed.
  • 120 After the 'Storm tickets are now available to purchase.

The 14 day Ticket Refund Guarantee kicked in on 24th March and has now closed. 

Accommodation Packages

Our accommodation packages have proved incredibly popular once again. Should you be unable to secure one of these, there are plenty of other great options in Troon and the surrounding areas. Ayrshire has an abundance of accommodation available in November, from basic to luxury and we will be publishing direct links to a number of accommodation providers next week.

The rail connections to Irvine, Prestwick and Ayr all open up a number of options within a couple of stops, and additionally, rooms in Kilmarnock are less than a fifteen minute drive away. Ayrshire is a recognised tourism destination and there are plenty of rooms close to the town.

The tickets went on sale for last year's ticket holders on Monday 8th of January and one week later more than 400 three day tickets have been sold. That is almost half of last year's sales without listing a band and we can assure you that means everything to the team involved and hopefully we can keep that momentum going into February with band announcements and more programme details.

We think that you're nuts but a nice nuts if you know what we mean!

Three Days; Two Stages; One More Time...

We put out the shortest questionnaire in rock history. One single question - Two days or three?

We truly expected an overwhelming move back towards two days but couldn't have been more wrong. With three hundred responses there were three votes in it with statistical error basically saying the vote was completely split. So we have listened to both arguments. 

It was tiring but that clearly hasn't bothered half of you! But we can and will alleviate some of the issues of those who preferred two days. A working compromise we think!

Day One | Thursday 28th November 2024

Doors 3.00pm | First band 5.00pm | Last Band finished 11pm

We are moving to a later first band but will be opening for food, drink and music on the opening day - and you can rest assured that we are going to blow the bloody doors off with a major band to open the whole weekend.

The later time allows hotel and accommodation bookings to get to accommodation and check in before heading to the venue. The earlier closing time is related to the fall off of audience numbers after 11pm and takes into account last train times as we did previously.

There will still be two stages and feature the same mix of genres as before.

Day Two| Friday 29th November 2024

Doors 11.00am | First band 12.30pm | Last Band finished 11pm

The early opening is no disincentive to anyone and the reactions of Gin Annie, Lyin' Rampant and Cassidy Paris are testimony to the fact that you are music fans first and foremost. To have queues outside on a freezing cold wet Thursday afternoon and almost 500 in for the first bands is truly amazing. We won't change that.

We are committed to pushing on with the no clashes between stages and although slippage happens it meant more people seeing more acts than ever before. 

The earlier finish continues into the Friday too to allow greater recovery time!

Day Three| Saturday 30th November 2024

Doors 11.00am | First band 12.30pm | Last Band finished 11pm

Pretty much the same as the Friday but we are looking to reinstate the early morning beach activities again in 2024 for those who are fit for beach cleans and crazy golf! 

This is St Andrew's Day so we will do our best to mark our national day appropriately!


The Next Chapter

"Hoisted by our own petard" - Shakespeare you know! - comes to mind every time we mention release dates for line ups! 

We intended to work towards January 31st 2024 as the first unveil if you like moved it to Valentine's Day and then gave ourselves some breathing space. It is not getting any easier but we are there now!

We shall at all times continue to keep you updated as much as possible primarily via the website and linking to this page from Facebook and regular email newsletters.

2023 was labelled WinterStorm | Legends and Legacies - it also had the sub strapline Three Days; Two Stages; One More Time...

The statement was deliberately ambiguous as our future in the venue was far from stable for a number of reasons many of which actually still remain but we do have dates in place for the next three years which should take us to 2026 and the tenth anniversary of WinterStorm. So there will be three more times at least and it ensures that 2024 sees the start of The Next Chapter.

The Next Chapter? 

It covers a whole host of things that we have been working on since the beginning of last year but we hope that the creativity of an extended team will allow WinterStorm to survive external economic and social factors that could be described without overstatement as existential within the independent music promotion space.

Venues are under threat, buyer expectations are shifting, bands are not unreasonably looking for more and touring less, and the marketplace, somewhat inexplicably, just gets more and more crowded arguably splitting the already finite amount of money music fans can spend. It also makes the creation of line ups all the more challenging!

Competing events do not help and for us, even this early, 2024 perhaps brings the biggest date clash we have had so far with Glasgow gigs. It is however the beauty of the music market place, accept the circumstances and embrace the fact that there's little we can do other than put on another great show by the seaside and hope you turn up!

So that's the downside! Here's our more optimistic vision!

None of this is new to WinterStorm and we will continue to do what we have always done. 

  • WinterStorm is a destination music weekend. It has become an annual holiday for so many due to the availability of affordable accommodation for all budgets. We will continue to negotiate hotel spaces on your behalf and create affordable packages for inbound travellers.
  • We will continue to curate line ups that recognise that your music tastes are both eclectic and open to something new and different, old and current. We have legendary artistes that we still want on the stage but equally look to fresh names and genres for the next three years.
  • We will continue to be committed to making the tickets as affordable as we can and continue to improve the services and facilities to add as much value as we can. Cheap is not the same as value. We are committed as we always have been to offering high added value and an environment that you can (and clearly do) relax and enjoy.
  • The bars and catering services will remain operated in partnership with The Harbour Bar and our catering management team from 2023. We remain committed to real ales, cask beers and fresh food from local suppliers
  • We commit to increasing involvement over the coming three years and are excited about ongoing discussions we are having regarding the creation of a co-operative company with volunteers and, beyond that, opportunities for greater involvement, stake holding and rewards for ticketholders. 

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