Doune The Rabbit Hole announces first acts for 2018

Doune The Rabbit Hole announces first acts for 2018

The Levellers, This Is The Kit and We Were Promised Jetpacks part of an impressive festival lineup

The first wave of acts for 2018's Doune The Rabbit Hole festival have been revealed. Early bird tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Organisers had previously announced a change of date, with this year's event taking place earlier in the summer, across the weekend of Fri 13–Sun 15 Jul.

Headlining the event is The Levellers, celebrating their 13th year as a band, with Kate Stables' folk favourites This Is The Kit, Big Country, Akala, Big Beat and The Orb all performing at Cardross Estate.

The lineup also features the latest collaboration between Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, We Were Promised Jetbacks, and hotly tipped New York indie act Frankie Cosmos, who released their third album Vessels earlier in 2018.

Scotland's best independent artists are on show too, with psych rock giants The Cosmic Dead, experimental jazz trio Banana Oil and post punks Kaputt all part of the bill.

We've been a little quiet of late - this is why! A tidal wave of excellent acts, with lots more to follow! #dtrh18 #dounetherabbithole #musicfestival #cardrossestate #levellers #thisisthekit #akala #bigcountry #thebeat

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Festival director Jamie Murray says: '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 Doune; 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!

'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 takes place at Cardross Estate near Stirling from Fri 13-Sun 15 Jun. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

Doune the Rabbit Hole

A boutique music festival that manages a lovely line-up of music, theatre, comedy and spoken word performances. Early bird and early-tier tickets for 2019 are available to buy now.

Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Times & prices vary / 01877 385223

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Times & prices vary / 01877 385223

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Times & prices vary / 01877 385223

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