Doune The Rabbit Hole, one of Scotland’s most intimate music and arts festivals, has revealed its final line-up for this year’s festival, taking place at the Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire from August 21st-23rd. Final acts include Earl Gateshead, a legendary Trojan Soundsystem selector with Dub and Reggae vibes and Ceephax Acid Crew, a Techno and Drum and Bass electronic sound from British artist, Andy Jenkinson.
These new acts will perform on a brand new Dance/Dub and Reggae stage introduced to the festival for the first time this year. The unique stage, called the Tweedle Dum/Tweedle Dee stage, will showcase both Dance and Dub/Reggae music, interchanging between the two music genres throughout the festival.
Other acts completing the line-up include Edinburgh-based Reggae DJs, Riddim Tuffa Sounds, Samson Sounds, an African hi-life and Blues group from Glasgow, a Funk, Boogie, Modern Soul and House fusion from Benedek and Ron Van De Kerkhof which offers a refreshingly different, deep sound. All of these acts will perform on the newly introduced stage.
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 acts gearing up to perform at Doune include The Ex, an experimental Punk band from the Netherlands, alternative Scottish Hip Hop group called Stanley Odd from Edinburgh, 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.
Jamie Murray, Director of Doune The Rabbit Hole Community Interest Group said:
“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!
“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 adults and children, arts, craft producers and quality Scottish food and drink suppliers.
The event also recently secured funding from Creative Scotland which will go towards making the event even bigger and better than previous years attracting great acts and growing the event year-on-year.
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.
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