2nd Line-up Announcement

Doune the Rabbit Hole 2nd line-up announcement

“ Imagine a festival attended by all walks of life, from toddlers right through to ageing hippies. Imagine a festival small enough that everyone feels comfortable and safe with everyone around them. Imagine a festival where quite often you find yourself questioning reality and art and wondering whether the lines of the two have blurred somewhere perfectly in between. You can stop imagining now because this festival already exists…an incredible community-spirited atmosphere other festivals can only dream of.”    godisinthetvzine.co.uk


We have revealed our complete, final line-up for 2016, taking place at the idyllic Cardross Estate from August 19th – 21st. Some of the acts joining headliners Admiral Fallow, Treacherous Orchestra and Cate Le Bon include Canadian rockers Suuns, Scottish songbird Kathryn Joseph and ambient artist Julianna Barwick.

As well as the eclectic mix of Scottish and International acts, we once again bring our ‘Mad Hatter’s Reggae and Tropical Tent’ to Cardross, with artists this year including Mungo’s Hifi, Resonators, Robin Cato (Reggae Heaven) and onlyjoe, all programmed by Glasgow’s Decades of Dub.


2016 Line-up

Admiral Fallow, Cate Le Bon, Treacherous Orchestra, Mungo’s HiFi w/ Solo Banton, Suuns, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Kathryn Joseph, C Duncan, Resonators, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Blanck Mass, Richard Dawson, Awesome Tapes From Africa, onlyjoe, Julianna Barwick, The Baghdaddies, Clap Clap, Sax Ruins, Emma Pollock, Bombskare, The Destroyers, Trembling Bells, A Sudden Burst of Colour, Gun Outfit, Egebamyasi, Mickey 9’s, Shopping, BABE, De Rosa, Robin Catto (Reggae Heaven), Falopé & The Tubes, Rozi Plain, Lego Sounds (Live), HQFU, Samson Sounds, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Stalawa Sound, Sunshine Social, Iona Fyfe Band, Hannah Lou Clark, Møgen, Vasa, Sound of Yell, Cairo Liberation Front, Woodenbox, Jo Mango, Barberos, Skayaman, Polarnecks, Herschel 36, Samedia Shebeen DJs, Bossy Love, Teen Canteen, The Crying Lion, Crucial Roots Ft Tom Spirals, Stephanie Fraser and Mo Evans, E Karika Djal, Strawberry Jam, Howie Reeve, Honey & The Herbs, Massicot, Urang Matang, The Creeping Ivies, Glad Community Choir Sings Bowie, Mighty Oak, Doug MacGregor, Escape Roots Sound, Outblinker, Jemima Thewes, Old Bag, Umbongo Nambarrie, Norrie McCulloch, Steadfast Sylvatica, Decades of Dub , December ’91, Upjumped Brass Band, Alien Lullabies, Raza, Bass Warrior & Peter Brown, Heavy Duty Masterclocks, Tenement Sounds, B2kWhattSound & Green Ewan

Many of you, every year, tell us that DTRH is amazing because of the intimacy and the other festival lovers that are attending so don’t worry, we’ve got a little bit bigger but the capacity is only 3000. We pride ourselves on being one of the country’s smallest festivals, giving the event a uniquely intimate and friendly atmosphere. Families are warmly welcomed over the weekend with tickets for children aged 12 and under available for free, so all ages can experience the range of activities over the course of the weekend.

“There is a real sense of community-spirit at Doune the Rabbit Hole and I guarantee you make friends for life. It is pretty rare to find an event that embraces a family-friendly culture whilst celebrating some amazing music from all genres. Where else would you see everyone, from toddlers to pensioners and even their dogs soaking up a festival atmosphere?”[/su_quote

Jamie Murray, Director of the festival

“We are delighted to support Doune the Rabbit Hole in 2016 and are confident event organisers have, once again, secured a line-up that will draw attendees from all over Scotland. Doune the Rabbit hole demonstrates exactly why Scotland is the perfect stage for music events by providing the opportunity for music lovers to witness terrific home-grown and international talent while enjoying a unique family-friendly atmosphere and stunning scenery.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events