Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival – We Fancy a Bit of This

August 22-24, 2014 Sees the return of the fantastic Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival at Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire FK8 3JY

Check all the details on their well presented website here

With Acts going like Hector Bizerk, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, Eastcoastdefector, Esperanza, The Birthday Suit, Peatbog Faeries to name but a few its not to be missed. There are some details below including ways to get involved and again check out the website for full details and tickets.

Look out for Mickey 9s

Also playing is voice favorite Mickey 9s.. check out our piece with them here


It’s gonna rock. I can tell check out the superb line up and get along to it. Come say hi cause I will be there come rain or shine.


Festival launches barter scheme and adds more acts!

Doune the Rabbit Hole is a small-scale, family-friendly music and arts festival held over the August bank holiday weekend on the beautiful Cardross Estate.

This year it is using the age-old practice of bartering for useful items, in exchange for festival tickets.

Organisers need a caravan, tents, yurts, generators, lights, furniture and decorations.

The festival website now includes a ‘Barter’ page, allowing anyone to either trade or lend something in return for tickets:

With its idyllic location and carefully curated line-up, Doune the Rabbit Hole offers an array of high-quality artists from around the world.

Joining the bill this year are Jeffrey Lewis, Josephine Foster, Peatbog Faeries, Bass Clef, Acid Mother’s Temple, Balkanarama and the elusive Secret Chiefs 3 (a project by former members of Faith No More and Mr Bungle) and many more.

In addition to those already announced, the festival has added the following acts to the bill: The Amphetameanies, The Birthday Suit, Hector Bizerk, Blochestra, Errors, RM Hubbert, Kakatsitsi Drummers & Rebecca Vasmant, PAWS, Tom Snowball, Paddy Steer, The Telescopes, Trembling Bells, Samba Ya Bamba, Zea.

Expect Great things from Hector Bizerk

The festival is run by volunteers who are committed to making the weekend the most memorable of the summer.


Festivalgoers can also help run the event and are particularly encouraged to join in with the workshops over the weekend, connecting with musicians and other artists to learn about their work.


Doune the Rabbit Hole artistic director Jamie Murray said: “You’d be surprised how many people have an old caravan kicking about that they don’t know what to do with.


“If they aren’t using it and would like a free festival ticket or two then we’d be very happy to do a trade.


“We need people’s help to make this the best event we possibly can, so we thought: let’s just put it online and see.


“Likewise, there are loads of things that we could use for the weekend to help make the site look good and we’re very happy to offer festival tickets to repay people’s contributions. We’ve already been offered spades, chairs, yurts and even a giant ex-army parachute but more stuff that we can use would be really helpful.


“It just seems like a nice, efficient and simple way of operating, which builds a great community feel to the event.”


Doune the Rabbit Hole is on August 22-24 at Cardross Estate near Port of Menteith.

Full weekend camping tickets:

Adults (over-17s) £72 in advance or £90 at the gate

Youngsters (13-16 inclusive) £35

Children (12 and under) free

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