Doune The Rabbit Hole additions!

click here to buy Doune The Rabbit Hole ticketsKing Creosote

Kid Canaveral

Hidden Orchestra

Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard


We are thrilled to announce that Fife’s finest musical monarch, King Creosote will headline the main stage at Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival on Saturday August 25th and his Fence Records cohorts Kid Canaveral will top the bill along with Hidden Orchestra on Sunday August 26th.

Other acts joining us at Duncarron Fort include otherworldly indie experimentalists Pram, anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis &The Junkyard and indie-loving stand up comic Josie Long, who will perform on the spoken word stage.

Sunday takes a musically adventurous turn with Edinburgh’s Hidden Orchestra, who blend jazz, hip-hop and classical styles; the colourfully out-there stylings of Orchestra of Spheres; and the first performance of a new collaborative music project called The Brotherhood of The Blue Ship.

All these and many more acts for will play Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival, which takes place at Duncarron Fort, near Kilsyth, on the weekend of August 24-26th 2012.

All this in addition to those acts already announced, including The Phantom Band, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, Sparrow & The Workshop, Three Blind Wolves, Withered Hand and JD Twitch (Optimo).

For the full line up visit the festival website,, and keep an eye on Twitter @dounetherabbit and for all the latest news updates.

This year the festival moves to a spectacular new home at Duncarron Fort. Situated in woods in the Carron Valley, near Kilsyth, the site is a recreation of an early medieval motte and bailey fort, a clan chief’s residence built as a living history attraction by the Clanranald Trust.

Line Up as of May 2012:


The Phantom Band, JD Twitch (Optimo), Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, The Lovely Eggs, The Cosmic Dead, Sophie Ramsay, Rail Fan, GK Machine, The Stagger Rats, Loch Awe, Pumajaw, The Meat Men, Palms, The Good Daze, Tokamak, Kamihamiha, Curiosity Shop, Deathcapades, Behold The Old Bear, Spartan Tartan, Groovie Moves


King Creosote, Pram, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Withered Hand, Sparrow & The Workshop, Holy Mountain, Blurt w/Fur Hood, Hidden Masters, David Barbarossa, Helicon, The Imagineers, The Rudiments, The Plimptons, The Mezzanine Allstars, Davey Horne, Neu! Reekie! w/Teen Canteen, Honey & the Herbs, The River 68′s, Adam Stearns & The Glass Animals, Kochka, Urang Matang, Ceylan Hay, Beat That, The Merrylees, Sunshine Social, St John’s Ambience, Blank Canvas, Wildhouse, The Forgotten Works, Lucy Harper, Ralph Thomson, David Ross Sutherland, The Red Show, Beat That, Argonaut Sounds, Sacred Paws, Pablo Eskimo, Josh Jones, Battery Face, Wildhouse


Hidden Orchestra, Kid Canaveral, The Brotherhood of The Blue Ship, Orchestra of Spheres, Three Blind Wolves, John Knox Sex Club, Laura J Martin, Les BOF!, The Red Sands, Anderson, Mcginty, Webster, Ward and Fisher, Robin Adams, Bambooman, Driver Drive Faster, Olympic Swimmers, Galoshins, North American War, The Second Hand Marching Band, Jouis, Adopted as Holograph, Esperanza, Jen & The Gents, Rainbow Fisher, Prairie Rose & The Wildwoods, The Ray-Bando’s, Dirty Diamond & the Gunslinger, Dead Saint’s Bones, The Woven Tents, Molly Wagger, End of Neil, Cluster Funk, Kenny Vass, Douglas MacGregor, Betatone Distraction, Selective Service, Michael Anguish, Pin Up DJs, Young Fathers, Robin Adams, Mechanical Arms, Truman Data, The Red Sands (Figure 5)., The Raybandos, Girobabies

Weekend camping tickets are available now priced £78 and accompanied under 12s go free. Day tickets are also available – check out the website for more details.

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