PREVIEW: Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival 2015

PREVIEW: Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival 2015

Dates: 21st-23rd August 2015
Location: Cardross Estate, Scotland

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This weekend will see local and international acts perform to an intimate capacity of just one thousand in the idyllic Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire for the sixth Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival. Among the bands playing the festival’s Jabberwocky Stage this year are San Francisco’s Deerhoof and Edinburgh’s Celtic Fusion band, Shooglenifty. Over the weekend, the event will also see sets from The Phantom Band, Fatherson, Stanley Odd, Golden Teacher and Scotland’s favourite festival band, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.

The festival bills itself as ‘Scotland’s most intimate music and arts festivals’, offering a range of arts and crafts workshops for both adults and children alongside its musical line-up. DtRH also boasts a range of quality produce from Scottish food and drink suppliers including authentic Japanese food from Edinburgh-based Harajuku Kitchen and handmade sour dough traditional pizzas from Kingussie’s street food vendor, Woodburns Espresso Pizza. Drinks 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. Entertainment for children (and the grown-ups) includes Beardy Weardy’s DIY Resplendent Adornments, a costume workshop dedicated to making wacky outfits from recycled materials and Spinning Jenny’s Circus Skills, where you can try a unicycle amongst other fun activities.

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Director of Doune the Rabbit Hole Community Interest Company Jamie Murray said:

“This year, our line-up of musical talent is bigger and more diverse than we’ve ever had. We cannot wait to welcome both international acts and ones from our doorstep, right here in Scotland. Doune the Rabbit Hole has every music genre, so there is literally a music act for everyone! Also, our array of arts and crafts workshops and stalls and food and drink offering is not to be missed. Our family-friendly culture sets us apart from many of the larger festivals and we hope to see all ages again this year soaking up the atmosphere and having fun.” 

“We are very excited to be introducing the brand new Tweedle Dum/Tweedle Dee stage to Doune the Rabbit Hole this year and to host such fantastic and eclectic acts on this stage. This new addition really highlights our commitment to offering a musical style to suit all tastes. The Tweedle Dum/Tweedle Dee stage will play music that reflects the vibe of the festival throughout the weekend, which means that people will never know what to expect next and it will always feel fresh. It’s set to be pretty special!”

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For ticket information and to find out more about Doune the Rabbit Hole 2015, visit the festival website

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