Polar Bear, The Vaselines and Alasdair Roberts set for Doune the Rabbit Hole
- Stewart Smith
- 30 May 2011
Music festival in leafy grounds of a Perthshire country house
Situated in the leafy grounds of a Perthshire country house, Doune The Rabbit Hole is a magical, family-friendly affair, inspired by Lewis Carroll and the early free festivals. Ursine jazzers Polar Bear headline on Friday, with The Vaselines and the Incredible String Band’s Mike Heron taking top billing the following nights. The line-up is deeply infused with weird folk from Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells and Pumajaw, and indie pop from BMX Bandits and Zoey Van Goey. Scotland’s alternative scene is represented in all its variety, from the skewed beats of Dam Mantle and Rudi Zygaldo, to the romping synths of Ben Butler & Mousepad and the fourth world post-punk of Tattie Toes. Workshops, talks, and quality food and ale stalls add to the merriment. O frabjous day!
Line-up: Polar Bear, The Vaselines, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells, Mike Heron
Plus: Non-profit, with any proceeds going into community music and arts projects for children.
Minus: Tickets on the gate are more expensive, so book early for best value.
Old Newton, Doune, near Stirling, Fri 10-Sun 12 June, Price: £58 for the weekend, camping included. Day tickets £32 with free admission for the under 10s.