Sharleen Spiteri to headline Scotland's The Outsider

plus The Futureheads, King Creosote, Motherfunk, and more

published: Fri 27th Mar 2009

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Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£35 Saturday or Sunday, £60 Weekend
last updated: Mon 11th May 2009

Sharleen Spiteri has been announced as the main music tent headliner on the Saturday of The Outsider festival, in her only UK festival performance.

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The Futureheads
Joining her at the festival in the Cairngorms National Park will be King Creosote, Lau, McCusker/Drever/Woomble, Malcolm Middleton, James Yorkston and 'very' special guests taking to the stage over the weekend.

Homegrown talent announced for the weekend includes Karine Polwart, The Phantom Band, Attic Lights, and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

The Club Tent will play host to two nights of DJs with Motherfunk leading the way on Saturday night with special guest DJ Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), and Sunday night welcomes Propaganda, with special guests The Futureheads, and DJ Adam Ficek.

The Outsider festival takes place in the beautiful landscape of Cairngorm National Park in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains on Rothiemurchus Estate, Scotland on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2009.

Also announced today is a new punk musical theatre performance from Russell & Tam Dean Burn are 'The Bum-Clocks'. Lots more bands and DJs along with a full activity programme will be announced in late April.

In addition to the music programme, expect outdoor activities, music, conversation, classic film, comedy and cabaret as well as cool stuff for kids all under canvas in three tents.

With a strong environmental agenda The Outsider is a festival for people who care about the world and want to participate rather than just consume. There are opportunities to go hiking, strolling, running, gorge-walking, river rafting, mountain climbing, nature watching, stargazing and much more.

Pete Irvine, Director of Unique Events, said, "As we all know, we’re living in difficult times so it's great that we've been able to bring the Outsider back; a festival which celebrates not just the outdoor life but life itself. We're delighted to be able to present a festival programme with all the boutique style and atmosphere we had before, showcasing not only the very best in Scottish entertainment and outdoor activities, but delivering a diverse range of entertainment not seen at any other festival in the UK. A family of four can come to the Outsider, camping for the weekend, for less than the price of a single ticket at many music festivals. We are privileged to be able to set up our camp in beautiful Rothiemurchus. We feel that we have a festival that's truly of its time and place."

Early bird tickets are available until Monday 13th April, priced at £50 for the whole weekend, or £30 for Saturday or Sunday. Children's tickets (age 5-12) are priced at £10 for the day and £15 for the weekend. Camping tickets are priced at £65 for adults or £25 children, campervan passes are £10, and car parking passes £5.

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The Outsider Festival is part of the Homecoming Scotland celebrations. Paul Bush, Chief Operating Officer of EventScotland and spokesperson for Homecoming Scotland, said, "The Outsider makes a welcome return in 2009. We're delighted to be supporting the festival's unique Forum programme highlighting and celebrating Scotland's leading role in environmental innovation and development. 2009 is an important year for Scotland when we look forward to welcoming home many of the millions of people around the world who have an ancestral link or strong affinity with our country. There is an excellent programme of Homecoming activity taking place across the Highlands throughout 2009 that will provide a draw for Highlanders around the globe."

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Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£35 Saturday or Sunday, £60 Weekend
last updated: Mon 11th May 2009


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