John MacKenzie's comments are exactly my stance on going to festivals. NOT everyone has loadsadosh to buy tickets, and then the acts are not what you would like to see. I am a pensioner, I do go to some concerts, if they are who I would enjoy hearing, but cant do it on a regular basis.
A festival which costs around £30/£35 would be feasible, much more and it becomes expensive after petrol, food and "putting in the collectors cans".
Kelso sounds a good bet, so may try that one.
Mor info on whether its a "pubs for free" or on a designated music arena site would be interesting. Please keep your thoughts coming, especially from locals who know whats on where. Thanks muchly. Jo