Belladrum heroes Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 are set to spice up this Halloween weekend – with a massive all-night party in the Highland capital.
The Glasgow party-rockers, whose set at this year’s Tartan Heart festival had more than 9000 revellers joining them at the Garden Stage, come to the Ironworks on Friday night for a special Yelloween evening.
With support from Highland hip hop purveyors Spring Break, the band will plough through some of the songs that have made them a staple of the Scottish festival scene over the last few years – including recent singles Cross the Road and Freedom for the Children.
The Colonel himself – J. T. McMustard – is delighted to be back in the Highlands. He said: “We can’t wait for the Yelloween weekend – Inverness has been really good to us with the loyal support and people’s willingness just to go for it and have a good time. It’s a perfect crowd for us.
“There’s always something mad happens during our gigs here, from the giant hayfight at Jocktoberfest, to about 20 Belgian guys in kilts over for a Culloden remembrance invading the stage the first time we played Inverness.
“This year at Belladrum there were loads of highlights and shenanigans. We had 9000 people crossing the road, and reunited a lost girl with her Mum – as well as a bit of inflatable flamingo surfing!
“With it being Halloween weekend we’re expecting some weird and wonderful costume efforts, it’s going to be a fun night. We’ve even got a Halloween cover version in the pipeline – don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say I ain’t afraid of no ghost, sucker!”
DJ Butterscotch of Spring Break said: “We’re positively frothing at the prospect of returning to the Ironworks this Friday for Yelloween. Sharing the stage with Colonel Mustard is always an immense pleasure. There is no band that can captivate an audience the way they do.
“Anyone who saw them at Belladrum will attest to their contagious good vibes and carnival jollity. They leave the audience radiated with good will and grinning contentedly.
“Spring Break have been riding the festival bronco with fervour and have finally finished our debut album, due for release early next year.”
Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 bring Yelloween to the Ironworks on Friday, with support from Spring Break. Doors open at 10.30pm, and tickets cost £10. For more information or to book tickets, go to www.ironworksvenue.com
If you can’t make Yelloween, then Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 will also be playing a free performance for all ages at Union Vinyl on Saturday at 11am.