Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 09:10 BST on Friday, 27th July 2012.
Doune the Rabbit Hole festival moves near Kilsyth for 2012 event

The Doune the Rabbit Hole music festival is coming to closer to home as a housing development sees the event evicted.


The festival, which is a small-scale, not-for-profit and family-friendly festival of music, spoken-word and arts, is coming to Kilsyth next month because its previous two year location, in Doune, near Dunblane, has become a housing development.


The event’s organisers have been looking for a suitable location since being informed in February that their previous location would be unable to use the land.


Festival Director, Jamie Murray, said: “When we heard the news, we were devastated. But we've seen this as an opportunity to move forward and we've found an amazing new place to host the event.”


Looking forward, however, the festival’s organisers decided to move the event to Duncarron Fort, near Denny.


This year’s event will be held between the 24th and 26th August, and will include headliners King Creosote, The Phantom Band, Hidden Orchestra and Scottish Album of the Year winners Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells.


A spokesperson for the event commented: “Doune the Rabbit Hole takes place over 24th - 26th August and welcomes an array of diverse Scottish and international performers.”


They added: “…local musicians like Davey Horne, Raoul Duke and Soul Remover will be performing with more than 150 other acts over the weekend.”


The festival hopes to raise money for young and disadvantaged people to learn creative skills like playing instruments, painting and creative writing.


For more information about the event visit the festival website, www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk.