The Doune the Rabbit Hole music festival has announced a revised line-up and dates for 2021.
Dizzee Rascal, Sleaford Mods, Teenage Fanclub and Charlotte Church are among the acts confirmed for the Stirlingshire event, which is set to take place between August 12 and 15.
The festival was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Festival director Jamie Murray said: “Audiences will note changes to this year’s line-up. We have worked incredibly hard to secure some truly fantastic new acts and headliners.
“Some previously booked acts could not make the new dates, including, to our great sadness, our 2020 headliners Belle & Sebastian and John Cale though both acts have confirmed that they will be performing with us in 2022!
“We believe we’ve curated an epic line-up for 2021 in their absence, but if you wish you can still roll your ticket over to 2022, just as you will be able to if you aren’t able to make the new August dates.
“We are sorry to those who were desperate to see the acts that were set to perform, but we hope you agree we’ve more than made up for this with this new line up.”
Considered one of the UK’s best small family festivals, Doune the Rabbit Hole takes place at the Cardross Estate, near Lake of Mentieth.
It will be new headliner Dizzee Rascal’s only date on the Scottish festival calendar, and will also feature Scots bands Camera Obscura and Teenage Fanclub’s much-anticipated returns.
Veterans 10cc will also be playing, as well as Al McKay, guitarist for Earth, Wind & Fire.
Charlotte Church brings her Late Night Pop Dungeon, a firm favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour across the UK, to the festival to allow attendees to dance the night away.
Other activities including yoga, glamping, children’s fun and food suppliers will be announced in the weeks to come.
All festival stages will be open air in light of restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be further measures to ensure the safety of festival goers which will be communicated as the festival receives guidance from the Scottish and UK governments in June.
Murray said: “Unfortunately, the UK government has yet to back an insurance scheme for events and has not published any official guidelines for how live events will be required to operate in the wake of Covid-19, but these are expected to be provided by mid June following their test events.
“Our change in date from July to August is to allow time for an insurance scheme to be drawn up and for the guidelines to be published so we have time to incorporate them into our festival planning, something we are able to do at shorter notice than other much larger festivals.
“The safety of our audience, staff, artists, and contributors is our number one priority and we are fully aware that the festival may still yet need to be postponed until 2022. However, it’s important we continue to prepare should we be given the go ahead to head safely back into the beautiful fields of Cardross Estate again in 2021.”
In the event that the festival has to postpone to 2022, audiences will be given the option to rollover tickets to July or August 2022, whichever is confirmed.
For ticket information and updates on Doune The Rabbit Hole 2021 visit: www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk
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