NINETIES Indie band Space were the biggest hit of the ninth Live@Troon Festival which attracted thousands of people to Troon between Friday and Sunday writes Stewart McConnell.

More than 2,500 flocked to the town for the musical spectacular, which this year featured a diverse range of acts.

Friday was very much the Scottish night, with Dougie MacLean of Caledonia fame performing a stunning acoustic set which showcased his talent in 43 years on the road and Scottish Celtic rock act Skerryvore, very much influenced by Runrig, to the fore. Kilwinning’s Alan Frew Band were also popular and on Saturday, Space headlined along with Republica and Toploader (Dancing in the Moonlight).

Festival chairman Colin McDermott was delighted with how the event went as 90 bands took to seven stages.

He said:”The whole weekend was spectacular and it’s up with the best. Space stand out most and surprised everyone as the lead singer was going into the audience and climbing up balconies. Republica and Toploader were popular.”

Space performed a spellbinding set, which included the Female of the Species and the riproaring Neighbourhood.

Lead singer Tommy Scott said: “This is my first time in Troon. It reminds me of my home in Liverpool, except posher. We really enjoyed the concert.”