Frightened Rabbit announce The First Incident festival

They're joined by Hookworms and Be Charlotte at SWG3 this June

Article by The Skinny | 13 Mar 2018

They're currently celebrating ten years since the release of their seminal The Midnight Organ Fight album with a string of anniversary gigs, and now Frightened Rabbit have unveiled the details of their first festival – aptly titled The First Incident. The all-dayer, at SWG3 on Fri 1 Jun, features a headline set from Scott Hutchison and co alongside sets from Leeds krautrock extraordinaires Hookworms, Dundee pop juggernaut Be Charlotte and DIY art-rock trio Dama Scout.

Of course after the show comes the after party, and The First Incident's post-gig club night features DJ sets from the band themselves, We Were Promised Jetpacks' guitarist Mike Palmer, and James Graham of The Twilight Sad and Out Lines. The all-dayer is the latest of a string of big shows to be confirmed for SWG3's new Galvanizer's Yard outdoor space this summer, with Belle and Sebastian playing the venue on 25 May before a pair of shows from LCD Soundsystem on 27 & 28 May. 

The First Incident takes place at SWG3, Glasgow, 1 June; tickets on sale on Fri 17 Mar at 9am. To celebrate ten years of The Midnight Organ Fight – and 150 issues of The Skinny – we asked Scott Hutchison for an insight into the story behind the record; scroll on to read his reflections on the album.