MacAskill set to Drop and Roll into Muckle Toon festival

Danny MacAskill is set to wow the crowds with his bike skills at Milntown
Danny MacAskill is set to wow the crowds with his bike skills at Milntown

The Muckle Toon Adventure Festival (MTAF), to be held on Saturday, June 20, in Langholm, will see world-class trials rider Danny MacAskill headline the event.

The annual festival, now in its third year, has its basecamp and festival HQ at Milntown, Langholm RFC’s home, where MacAskill and his Drop and Roll stunt team are set to wow the crowds.

Entrance tickets for basecamp are available at an early bird rate of £5 for adults and £2 for children on the MTAF website – www.mtaf.co.uk

MacAskill fans will be able to attend a rare evening with the star of “The Ridge” at the Buccleuch Centre on the Saturday evening at 7.30pm.

In an interview, he will cover everything from his childhood on the Isle of Skye to how life has changed since becoming an overnight internet sensation, as well as showing some of his most critically acclaimed films on the big screen.

Tickets are available for £25 via The Buccleuch Centre on 01387 381196.

Dawn Lamb, MTAF chairperson said: “2015 is an important milestone in the development of our organisation as we look to really put Langholm on the map as a destination for outdoor activity.

“The addition of Danny MacAskill to the festival is a fantastic new highlight.

“He really is an icon to outdoor enthusiasts the world over with his awe-inspiring films being viewed on YouTube more than 120,000,000 times.

“We can’t wait to welcome him to the Muckle Toon.”

For more information on the festival or to book a place on one of the events visit www.muckletoonadventurefestival.co.uk