Back for its fourth year, Doune at the Rabbit Hole today announced its new location and full lineup to whet the appetites of festival goers everywhere.
Hoping to bring a psychedelic summer to Stirlingshire with a musical line up headlined by cult Liverpool band Clinic, Scottish folk-rock troubadour Alasdair Roberts & Friends and 60s psych heroes July. Glasgow indie legends The Pastels and punk-pop trio PAWS are also on the bill.
Also joining the festival at the new location of Cardross Estate, Port of Mentieth are Orkestra Del Sol who headline an extended Thursday evening bill with Machines In Heaven and Honey & The Herbs.
Friday sees headliner Alasdair Roberts & Friends on the main stage, along with The John Langan Band, Meursault and Haight Ashbury. The intimate Fruitstand stage welcomes Rick Redbeard, Steve Adey and Stanley Brinks and the Baino tent is headlined by PAWS as well as featuring Gallon Drunk, Arbouretum, Galoshins and The Cosmic Dead. A guest stage will be curated by Ten Tracks and features bands including Buriers.
Saturday’s main stage bill features Clinic, The Pastels, The Monochrome Set, Washington Irving and Panda Su among others. The Fruitstand line up includes Robyn Hitchcock, Rozi Plain and The Wellgreen. The Baino welcomes Zun Zun Egui, Bomskare and Stealing Sheep. A guest stage will be
curated by Edinburgh’s poetry and music fusion collective Neu Reekie and will feature among others The Sexual Objects and Teen Canteen.
Sunday’s headliner is 60s psych-rock legends July, the main stage also welcomes The Horndog Brass Band, Hidden Masters and Randolph’s Leap among others. The Fruitstand has Rachel Sermanni, The Banana Sessions, Jo Mango and Siobhan Wilson, while The Baino’s line up includes Z’s, Bo Ningen and Three Dimensional Tanx.
The popular Inspire Stage will run all weekend as well as the Low End Dance Stage – with guests including Rebecca Vasmant and The Line Of Best Fit DJs. Expect a cinema tent, art trail and lots of workshops suitable for the whole family.
“We’re thrilled with our new location,” said Jamie Murray, festival director. “Cardross Estate is on the boundary of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. It’s a beautiful site which has experience of hosting outdoor events meaning we can make the production better than ever, suffice to say it's a lovely flat, oak and beech-filled pasture!”
Doune The Rabbit Hole is a small-scale festival where music, art, spoken word performances, workshops and activities for a family audience are the focus.
Tickets for the festival, which takes place August 22-25 2013 are available now from Brown Paper Tickets via Dounetherabbithole.co.uk. Full adult weekend camping tickets cost £78, children under 12 go free and day tickets are available, (see http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/305937 for full