Doune The Rabbit Hole, our very own local music & arts festival, returns to the Lake of Menteith on 13-15th July 2018 and plays host to an enviable selection of international and homegrown live music, DJs spoken word, family fun and food & drink

Levellers // Akala // This is The Kit // Big Country // The Beat feat. Ranking Roger // Atari Teenage Riot // The Orb // Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert // We Were Promised Jetpacks // Frankie Cosmos // Soccer96 // Dreadzone // Peatbog Faeries // The Mouse Outfit // The Langan Band // Cosmic Dead // Elephant Sessions // Carla Easton (of Teen Canteen) // The Big Moon // Bombskare // Rise Kagona & The Jit-Jive Band // The Strange Blue Dreams // Dizraeli // Have Mercy Las Vegas // The Shiverin’ Sheiks // Awry present: The Mad Hatter’s Ceilidh // Harry and The Hendersons // Banana Oil // The Bookshop Band // Pretty Ugly DJs // Ask My Bull // Cutty’s Gym // The Honey Farm // Band of Gold // Trongate Rum Riots // Awkward Family Portraits // Kaputt // BooHooHoo // Irie Yo-Yo // Junkyard Dog DJs // The Micro Band // The BarrowBand // Gluten Freaks // Fauves & more acts to be announced across the festival

 

 Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July 2018, near Lake of Mentieth, Cardross Estate, Stirling, Scotland

Independent, family friendly summer festival Doune the Rabbit Hole has confirmed the first artists on its 2018 lineup with further announcements to follow in the coming weeks.

Set in our very own picturesque Stirlingshire, the eclectic and atmospheric festival will feature performances across three stages, the Jabberwocky, Baino and Whistleblower, from bands and artists including Levellers, Atari Teenage Riot, Akala, This is the Kit, Big Country, The Beat and The Orb.

The festival has once again teamed up with Scottish gig promoter Synergy Concerts bringing together exclusive international bands, UK acts and the cream of Scotland’s independent/DIY scene. The lineup features

Levellers play their only Scottish date at Doune the Rabbit Hole to celebrate their 30th anniversary in line with the release of retrospective album We The Collective produced by John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead). Triple Grammy nominated Fife rockers Big Country perform their classic hits. Seminal Berlin based digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot perform their only UK festival date as they prepare to release their 6th studio album this summer. This is the Kit’s new album Moonshine Freeze is due out July 7th ahead of their Doune appearance. London based political activist, writer and rapper Akala joins the lineup as he gets set to release his new book Natives on 18 May and New Yorker Greta Kline, daughter of Hollywood stars Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, will take to the stage with her band Frankie Cosmos.

 

 

 

 

Festival director Jamie Murray said:

We have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to bring an incredible range of artists to the stages of Doune the Rabbit Hole this year with 38 astounding acts confirmed today and more to come.

The lineup features everything from punk to reggae, ska, industrial/hardcore techno, hip hop, singer songwriters, indie folk and Scottish traditional sounds. I’m overjoyed that we have Levellers playing their only Scottish date at DTRH; they were an act we’d dreamed of hosting when we started the festival almost ten years ago, so it’s something of a coup for us! Atari Teenage Riot are coming all the way from Berlin for their only UK date too, and as always we’ve got a number of surprises planned! Not to mention a number of young, innovative artists making huge waves like Frankie Cosmos, Elephant Sessions and Soccer96 – and so many more!

We pride ourselves on the fact that the atmosphere of the festival is as important as the live music. We’re family friendly and we’ll have a host of activities which will keep youngsters entertained throughout the weekend in our enormous family area; from circus skills to print-making! We’re also proudly dog-friendly and we’ll have great local brewers and food suppliers on site again; so whether you’re vegan or carnivorous, you’ll be well catered for!

Doune the Rabbit Hole is one of the UK’s most family-friendly festivals with a host of activities from arts to crafts and workshops and a family camping area quietly sited away form the hurly burly of late night events. Not one to exclude furry friends, Doune is also one of only two dog friendly festivals in Scotland and the country’s best independent food and drink purveyors will once again be pitched on site offering an assortment of delights to keep hunger at bay.

For ticket information and to find out more about Doune The Rabbit Hole 2018 visit:

@dounetherabbit | #DTRH2018 | www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk | www.facebook.com/DouneTheRabbitHole

 

Listings information

 

Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival 2018

Lake of Mentieth, Cardross Estate, Stirling, FK8 3JY

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July 2018

Lineup featuring Levellers, Atari Teenage Riot, Akala, This is the Kit and The Beat

Early bird tickets £70 (until Saturday 14th April)

Tier 1 (15th April – 23rd June 2018) £80 | Tier 2 :(23rd June – 12th July) £90 | On the Gate (13th July only) £95

Youth weekend ticket (over 12 & under 18) £30 | Youth Friday day ticket £15

Youth Saturday day ticket £20 | Youth Sunday day ticket £15

Friday day ticket (adult) £30 | Saturday day ticket (adult) £45 | Sunday day ticket (adult) £40

Children (12 and under) FREE

Booking fees apply to all ticket prices and camping costs are separately detailed on the website where they are not included in the price

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