Music Festivals - Field of dreams

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This article is from 2009.

Music Festivals - Field of dreams

Lily Allen

It’s been launchtastic this month, with some of the Scotland’s biggest festivals announcing their line-ups. We bring you the highlights.

While there were no great surprises at this year’s T in the Park launch, the programme was still hailed a success with Lily Allen (pictured) and Franz Ferdinand added to the bill, already including headliners Blur, Kings of Leon and The Killers. Snow Patrol, Razorlight and Elbow will also appear in Balado over the weekend. New acts confirmed include Keane, Bloc Party, Paulo Nutini, Manic Street Preachers, The Ting Tings, Maximo Park, James Morrison and The Mars Volta.

Elsewhere, happy news all round; the Outsider Festival will go ahead at Rothiemurchus Estate in June, following its launch in 2007, as part of the Year of Highland Culture. The music festival will include a race around the loch and mountain bike event. While the music line-up is still to be announced, organiser’s Unique Events promise a range of films, comedy and cabaret, plus talks and debates.

UZ director Pete Irvine referred to The Outsider’s ‘boutique style and atmosphere’, adding: ‘We are privileged to be able to set up our camp in beautiful Rothiemurchus. We feel we have a festival that’s truly of its time and place.’

In keeping with the rural theme, The Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Music Festival was announced for the end of May. Acts confirmed include The Orb and Roni Size, with Slovenian folk, Afro blues, Scottish reels, Chilean folk, beatboxing, German digital dub-step and comedians Phil Kay and Phil Nichol completing the mix.

RockNess organisers also revealed the headliners for this year’s Bollywood arena: Soma Records, Ed Banger Records and the mighty Sub Club. They join festival compadres The Flaming Lips, Orbital, Biffy Clyro and Placebo, alongside festival headliners The Prodigy, Basement Jazz and Dizzee Rascal.

Finally, Colourfest 09 is back in June, at Braehead , with Judge Jules and Rozalla on the line-up.

www.outsiderfestival.co.uk,
www.tinthepark.com and www.rockness.co.uk
www.knockengorroch.org.uk

This article is from 2009.

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

An outdoor festival with the emphasis on roots music, the line-up is a melting pot of world, folk, fusion and dub reggae music with electronica, hip-hop and drum & bass thrown in for good measure, both performed live and DJed.

Knockengorroch Farm, Castle Douglas

Thu 25 May 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01644 460662

Fri 26 May 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01644 460662

Sat 27 May 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01644 460662

Sun 28 May 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01644 460662

T in the Park

From relatively humble beginnings, T in the Park has become the acknowledged behemoth of the Scottish festival scene and one of the UK's largest events. In 2015 the festival moved from its longstanding Balado location to the new grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. Bands appearing in 2016 include The Stone…

The Outsider Festival

Festival offering a mix of music, activities, sport, debate, comedy and film with a green agenda in the mountains, woodlands and on water. Please see www.outsiderfestival.co.uk for further details.

The Outsider Festival

Festival offering a mix of music, activities, sport, debate, comedy and film with a green agenda in the mountains, woodlands and on water.

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