Trembling Bells lead the latest acts confirmed for the fifth edition of Doune The Rabbit Hole which takes place at Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire, in Scotland from Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th August 2013.
Also confirmed are The Amphetameanies, The Birthday Suit, Hector Bizerk, Blochestra, Errors, RM Hubbert, Kakasitsi Master Drummers of Ghana, Rebecca Vasmant, PAWS, Tom Snowball, Paddy Steer, The Telescopes, Samba Ya Bamba, and Zea.
The festival has also introduced a barter scheme for useful items, in exchange for festival tickets. Organisers need a caravan, tents, yurts, generators, lights, furniture and decorations. The festival website now includes a 'Barter' page, allowing anyone to either trade or lend something in return for tickets.
They join a line-up that includes Jeffrey Lewis, Josephine Foster, Peatbog Faeries, Bass Clef, Acid Mother’s Temple, Balkanarama and the elusive Secret Chiefs 3 (a project by former members of Faith No More and Mr Bungle) and many more.
For the line-up details click here.
Doune the Rabbit Hole is a small-scale music and art festival that aims to offer a friendlier alternative to larger events by creating a fantastically unique atmosphere and offering visitors the chance to take part in a variety of activities and workshops that will appeal to the whole family.
The early bird offer has ended. Weekend tickets are priced at £72, a child (aged 13-16 years) ticket is priced at £35, a live in vehicle pass is priced at £25 for the weekend of £10 for the day, a weekend car parking ticket is £15, and £5 a day.
The festival is run by volunteers who are committed to making the weekend the most memorable of the summer. Festivalgoers can also help run the event and are particularly encouraged to join in with the workshops over the weekend, connecting with musicians and other artists to learn about their work.
Doune the Rabbit Hole artistic director Jamie Murray said, "You’d be surprised how many people have an old caravan kicking about that they don’t know what to do with. If they aren’t using it and would like a free festival ticket or two then we’d be very happy to do a trade.
"We need people’s help to make this the best event we possibly can, so we thought: let’s just put it online and see. Likewise, there are loads of things that we could use for the weekend to help make the site look good and we’re very happy to offer festival tickets to repay people’s contributions. We’ve already been offered spades, chairs, yurts and even a giant ex-army parachute but more stuff that we can use would be really helpful.
"It just seems like a nice, efficient and simple way of operating, which builds a great community feel to the event."
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