Doune The Rabbit Hole, one of Scotland’s most intimate music and arts festivals, is celebrating Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink in style by inviting some of the country’s most unique and diverse food and drink companies to showcase their produce at this year’s three day event.
The festival, which runs from August 21st-23rd, is hosting an array of local food and drink vendors celebrating cuisines from all over the world including authentic Japanese food from Edinburgh-based Harajuku Kitchen and handmade sour dough traditional pizzas from Kingussie’s street food vendor, Woodburns Espresso Pizza. Drink will be supplied by Thistly Cross, the award winning Scottish Farmhouse Cider from Dunbar and Glaswegian craft beer makers, Williams Bros Brewing Co. who brew the popular ‘Fraoch’ Heather Ale.
Other food vendors include Haggis Haggis, Wild Rover Food, Colin’s Coffee and Tchai-Ovna – a speciality tea house in Glasgow. Musical acts performing at the festival include a host of both Scottish and International talent including San Francisco indie band Deerhoof and Shooglenifty, an Edinburgh Celtic Fusion band.
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.
Jamie Murray, Director of Doune The Rabbit Hole community Interest Group said:
“This festival provides an opportunity to showcase Scottish music and arts talent, but is also a brilliant opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible food and drink produced on our doorstep. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever with a fantastic line up of musical talent, arts and crafts stalls and classes to experience and lots of family friendly activities for the kids to enjoy too. The sense of community-spirit is what makes Doune The Rabbit Hole so special and seeing so many amazing examples of Scottish culture in one place is very exciting.”
Additional funding from EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, has enabled Doune The Rabbit Hole to extend their offering this year.
Liz Buchanan, Regional Director at VisitScotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting this unique festival again, especially during this Year of Food & Drink when visitors can sample more Scottish culinary delights as part of the experience.
“VisitScotland is working hard with partners in Stirling to grow the area’s £400m tourism industry by making the area a destination of choice for a high-quality, value-for-money and authentic visitor experience. Doune the Rabbit Hole makes a great contribution to that effort, and I’d urge everyone to head ‘Doune’!”
For ticket information and to find out more about Doune The Rabbit Hole 2015, visit www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk