Sons & Daughters, Quantic and JD Twitch head up Kelburn Garden Party
- David Pollock
- 30 May 2011
Family friendly festival in beautiful location on west coast of Scotland
A treasure trove of hidden nooks and spaces around a scenic country glen, Kelburn Garden Party is certainly one of the most enticing festivals on this summer’s bill. Resolutely family friendly (under-13s go free) and based around a 13th century castle that was eye-poppingly redecorated from top to bottom by Brazilian graffiti artists four years ago, it also features what anyone who knows the Scottish scene will recognise as a great line-up. There’s a strong array of DJ talent on the main stage, a slew of fine live bands on the Ten Tracks Pyramid Stage and a dance tent featuring some of Glasgow’s finest, while poetry readings by the waterfall, inventive fancy dress and stunning scenery are all promised.
Line-up: Sons & Daughters, Quantic, JD Twitch, Hidden Orchestra, Jackmaster
Plus: The line-up’s a directory of Scotland’s finest local bands and DJs
Minus: Don’t be tempted to add to the graffiti
Kelburn Castle, near Largs, Sat 2 & Sun 3 Jul, Price: £55 advance, £70 on the gate, camping included.