Summer festivals line-up announced

  • The List
  • 16 April 2009
Summer festivals line-up announced


Here at The List, we can barely take a jaunt to the water cooler without another festival announcement popping into our inbox. At the offices of T in the Park (Fri 10-Sun 12 Jul) there’s been the usual flurry of activity. One of New York’s finest, Regina Spektor, is rocking up to perform, following the release of her fifth album, Far; a much-loved character returns in the shape of ex-Orange Juice front man Edwyn Collins; and, fresh from their adventures across the pond at SXSW, Twin Atlantic also join in the fun. On top of that, the much-hyped Little Boots will help Spektor bring a touch of glam to proceedings.

Across at the Rothiemurchus Estate, near Aviemore, Teenage Fanclub have been named as one of the headliners of the Outsider (Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jun). ‘We’re playing the Outsider because it’s like some of the festivals we play in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe,’ says The Fannies’ Ray McGinley. ‘It’s a great place to be anyway and the music is the icing on the cake. It’s great that a thing like this is happening in Scotland.’

Other Outsider acts include King Creosote, Malcolm Middleton and James Yorkston, arriving in the Fence Collective bus, and there will be a turn from Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Best Group Lau. The Outsider’s comedy strand includes Shazia Mirza, Miles Jupp and Aaron Counter, while the Club Tent features Motherfunk and special guest DJ Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian).

Elsewhere, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (Fri 7-Sat 8 Aug) has announced Editors and Ocean Colour Scene as headliners. Back for its sixth year, the two-day festival will also showcase The Saw Doctors and Shed Seven.

And finally, Tigerfest09, taking place in Edinburgh and Dunfermline throughout May, boasts 16 bands, including King Creosote, Alistair Roberts, Amusement Parks on Fire, Lord Cut-Glass, De Rosa, Found, Cruiser and ballboy.

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.

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…

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

This family-friendly favourite of the Scottish music festival scene is back with theatre and spoken word events, ceilidhs, art and craft workshops and fancy dress. This year's music line-up includes Jess Glynne, Chvrches, Elbow, Tom Odell, Lewis Capaldi, Glasvegas, Richard Thompson and The Selecter.

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