Doune The Rabbit Hole, one of Scotland’s most intimate music and arts festivals, has announced more acts joining the line-up for this year’s festival, taking place at the idyllic Cardross Estate from August 21st-23rd. New acts include The Ex, an experimental punk band from the Netherlands and an alternative Scottish Hip Hop group called Stanley Odd from Edinburgh.
These new additions will join an array of both Scottish and international talent including San Francisco indie band Deerhoof and Shooglenifty, an Edinburgh Celtic fusion band, to perform at the three day event.
Other newly announced acts include 17-year-old Kiran Leonard, a unique young musican from Oldham and a dark psyche rock band called Cosmic Dead whose sprawling riffage will captivate the crowds at this year’s festival.
Other acts gearing up to perform at Doune include inventive Glasgow group, The Phantom Band and Fatherson, an indie band from Kilmarnock known for their melodic anthems who created a stir in 2014 as over 8000 revellers watched them at T In The Park. Adding a splash of international flavour to the line-up is Bristol based ‘world music’ group Zun Zun Egui, featuring musicians from Mauritius and Japan and introducing their unique, funky fusion of reggae and hi-life sounds to festival goers.
Jamie Murray, Director of Doune The Rabbit Hole Community Interest Group said:
“This year’s line-up continues to welcome more and more diverse and exciting acts. 2015 is set to be a fantastic year of musical talent for Doune The Rabbit Hole and we are incredibly excited to welcome such a range of international acts and those who have formed right here in Scotland. There are so many unique acts performing that there is a musical genre and style for everyone’s tastes, so there’s lots to soak up and enjoy at this year’s event.“
Established in 2010, the family-friendly festival will be lighting up the Cardross Estate near the Lake of Menteith, and, as well as welcoming the cream of Scotland’s talented music scene and an array of international artists, the festival will host a vibrant mix of workshops for both adult and children, arts, craft producers and quality Scottish food and drink suppliers.
With an event capacity of only 1000, Doune The Rabbit Hole organisers pride themselves on being one of the country’s smallest festivals, giving the event a uniquely intimate and friendly atmosphere. Families are warmly welcomed at the festival with tickets for children aged 12 and under available for free, so all ages can experience the range of activities over the course of the weekend.
“There is a real sense of community-spirit at our festival and I guarantee you make friends for life at Doune The Rabbit Hole. It is pretty rare to find a festival that embraces a family-friendly culture. Where else would you see everyone, from toddlers to pensioners soaking up a festival atmosphere?”
Doune The Rabbit Hole 2015 is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland. Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said:
“We’re delighted to be supporting Doune The Rabbit Hole this year. Festival goers can enjoy an amazingly eclectic line-up, from great international acts to home-grown talent. And with live music alongside storytelling and activities, the programme features something for all ages and tastes. Scotland is the perfect stage for events and Doune the Rabbit Hole is a great boost for Stirling, giving visitors and locals the chance to enjoy some great Scottish bands and contemporary music from across the world in the spectacular natural scenery of the Cardross Estate.”
For ticket information and to find out more about Doune The Rabbit Hole 2015, visit www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk