Scotland's Doune The Rabbit Hole, which takes place at the Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire, in Scotland, for the 8th time from Friday 18th until Sunday 20th August 2017, this year features a line-up including the fantastic Songhoy Blues, LA's Ho99o9, an interesting DJ set of "trippy, psychedelic sounds and prog bangers" from Steve Davis, Norway's Jenny Hval, Texan slam-poet Neil Hilborn, and finishing up with Start to End performing Daft Punk's 'Discovery' live and in full.
Day-by-day, it stacks up like this:-
Friday: Liars, Steve Davis, Vibronics ft. Murray Man, BMX Bandits, PAWS, Adam Torres, Happy Meals, LAPS, Bass Warrior, Fallope & the Tubes & friends, Papa Shanti, Tenement Sounds, and Jackal Trades.
Saturday: Songhoy Blues, Jenny Hval, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Sage Francis & B Dolan, Dubkasm, Earl Gateshead, Spin-ning Coin, Kikagaku Moyo, The Amphetameanies, Mersault, The Vegan Leather, Happy Meals, Big Cat ft. Principal, Apostille, Vixen Sound, Ravioli Me Away, Snapped Ankles, DopeSickFly, Boogagrove, Busker Rhymes, Deliberate Crumbs, Girls Rock Super Group, and Heir of the Cursed.
Sunday: Start to End perform Daft Punk's Discovery (live), Roddy Woomble, Ho99o9, Big Thief, Ulrika Spacek, Laura Gibson, Jessica Pratt, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Karl Blau, Pronto Mama, 5ManArmy, The Modern Institute, The Evil Usses, Kinsman ft. Ras Istalion, Towel, The Lovely Eggs, 527-FiveTWorseEven, Neil Hillborn, Steadfast Sylvatica, Hairband, Leanne & the Radix, Peter Brown, and Chillkey.
Jamie Murray, Artistic Director of Doune the Rabbit Hole, said: "I'm so excited about all the things going on for Doune the Rabbit Hole in 2017, it's hard to know where to start!There's an incredible set of artists lined up - Songhoy Blues have already completely rocked Glastonbury and the 6 Music Festival, I can't wait for them to come up to Doune and get us all bouncing too.
Aside from all the amazing bands we've managed to create a massive domed resonation chamber that our artists (and you!) will be able to experiment in throughout the weekend as well as a whole ream of activities too, from wild swimming to axe-throwing competitions, to knitting and crocheting.There'll be some great local ale and cider at the bar from the likes of Williams Bros Brewery and Thistly Cross, not to mention the delicious food - from a venison burger to vegan haggis, neeps and tatties - you'll be well catered for at DTRH.”
The festival includes a multitude of kids and family events and activities, with arts, crafts and workshops (and most importantly the family camping area is quietly sited away form the hurly burly of the late night events). It's also one of the UK's few dog-friendly festivals.
Weekend tickets are priced at £125, a child (aged 13-15 years) ticket is priced at £45, a child (aged 6-12 years) ticket is priced at £21, and children aged under 5 years tickets are £3. Day tickets are also available.
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