The first wave of acts has been revealed for Doune the Rabbit Hole, which takes place at the Cardross Estate, in Stirlingshire, Scotland, from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July 2020.
Headlining the Saturday are iconic Glasgow indie band Belle & Sebastian. There's also Moscow based activist art collective Pussy Riot who's music explores gender identity, personal freedom, climate change, transgression and how activism can help us to shape the better world, along with legendary 1960s girl group Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. Also performing over the weekend are Stornoway's Peat & Diesel, Cut Capers, The Bluebells, all-girl lo-fo pop trio Girl Ray, Peatbog Faeries, McLusky, Dry Cleaning, Mickey 9s, Peaness, Esperanza, Wet Look, Tights, Fauves, and Kubitaru, with more to be announced.
Festival director Jamie Murray said: "We're delighted to announce Belle & Sebastian, a homegrown, world renowned Scottish band as our Saturday night festival headliner alongside international acts including Russian art activist collective Pussy Riot and US soul legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with further exciting headliners to be announced in the new year. We continue to celebrate the homegrown alongside legendary international bands and the hottest bands from across the UK. We welcome Scottish highlands trio Peat & Diesel, legendary 1980s Scottish act The Bluebells, Bristol band Cut Capers and London's Girl Ray amongst others. This year we introduced Douniversity which was a huge success with talks from politicians, academics, journalists including Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor in Chief of Wikileaks, Extincition Rebellion and in line environmental measures such as planning single use plastics from the site. Doune the Rabbit Hole is very much an inclusive and welcoming family environment and we will continue to accommodate young festival fans and their families and encourage fun, adventure and imagination with children's activities, workshops and fun across the site."
Doune the Rabbit Hole is family-friendly with a range of activities from arts to crafts, poetry, jam sessions and storytelling. The festival enjoys a huge kids area and a family camping area quietly sited away form the hurly burly of late night events. Events in 2019 included Aardman Animations workshop, kids laughter yoga, kite making workshops, Woodcraft Folk (outdoor activities and nature based crafts), face painting, pottery workshops, Becky Rose Fisher yoga (for kids), Kakatsitsi drumming workshops.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £110 for adults, £40 for youths (13-17), and free for 12s and under.
Car parking is priced at £20, a live-in vehicle ticket is priced at £35.
Day tickets are also available.
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