Doune the Rabbit Hole announce more bands for 2019

Sister Sledge, The Damned, C Duncan, Gwenno, Blanck Mass and Carla J Easton are among the artists added to the Stirlingshire festival's lively roster of international acts and local favourites

Article by Jamie Dunn | 01 Apr 2019
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Back in February, Stirlingshire festival Doune the Rabbit Hole announced its first wave of acts, which included both massive international artists like John Grant and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry alongside some of our local faves like Kathryn Joseph and Free Love. Today the festival add to this cornucopia with another eclectic mix of artists from Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Goth punk legends The Damned will headline the Friday night bill, which also features the previously announced Hot 8 Brass Band and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Also newly announced for Friday are Scottish folk-rockers Skerryvore and the favourite from many a Scottish childhood, Mr Boom (we said this festival was eclectic, right?).

Saturday night should come to a stonking close with the legendary Philly disco divas Sister Sledge. Also newly announced for Saturday: Asian Dub Foundation, Niteworks, C Duncan and Welsh-language pop hero Gwenno.

Among the new acts announced for Sunday are psych veterans Hawkwind, punishing noise-smith Blanck Mass, New Zealand folkie Tiny Ruins and the synth-soaked pop of Glasgow’s Carla J Easton. They’re all joining the likes of The Wailers, Battles and Free Love for the final day of the festival.

“Our final headliners, Sister Sledge and The Damned, cement what is the strongest lineup yet for our 10th birthday festival,” says Doune’s festival director Jamie Murray. “These are the only Scottish dates for both bands this summer. We’re also proud to welcome the original space rock band Hawkwind who are celebrating an incredible 50 years in the music industry which co-incidentally synergises with the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. We’ve also added to the bill some of the most exciting UK artists out there from C Duncan to Gwenno and The Murder Capital. “

The full line-up is below:

Fri 19 Jul: The Damned // Hot 8 Brass Band // Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry // Skerryvore // Mono (JP) // Paws // Yama Warashi // Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi (DJ) // Beans on Toast // Bombskare // Honey Farm // Paddy Steer // Scalping // Burd Ellen // Melissa Kelly and The Smokin' Crows // Kaputt // The Trad Project // Mr Boom // Folk Sessions (The Auld Reekie String Band) // Band Of Gold // 'The Purple Stardust Fat Bottomed ‘Tropicana Club' featuring Fantastic Man (DJ)

Sat 20 Jul: Sister Sledge // John Grant // Beak > // Asian Dub Foundation // Simian Mobile Disco (DJ) // John Cooper Clarke // Niteworks // The Skids // C Duncan // Gwenno // Lankum // Fat Suit // Savage Mansion // Steve Ignorant's Slice Of Life (CRASS) // Tom McGuire & The Brassholes // Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 // Martin John Henry (De Rosa) // Toria Garbutt // Yoko Pwno // Heir of the Cursed // Extinction Rebellion // Broken Chanter // Sonnet Youth // The Cobalts // Alex Rex // St Martiins // Serafyn // Megan Airlie // Irie Yo-Yo // Faith Eliott // Bell Lungs // Advance Base // Chuchoter // Chrissy Barnacle // Run into the Night // The Auld Reekie String Band // Medicine Men // The Girobabies // Super Inuit // Romeo Taylor // DJ Scratch & Sniff // Robin McAlpine // Paul Kavanagh

Sun 21 Jul: The Wailers // Battles // Hawkwind // Blanck Mass // Kathryn Joseph // And So I Watch You From Afar // Shonen Knife // Tiny Ruins // Free Love // Samedia Shebeen // Will Varley // Kakatsitsi drummers // Callum Easter // Carla J. Easton // The Murder Capital // The Local Honeys // Avocet // The Auld Reekie String Band // Current Affairs // Flew The Arrow // Luna Neptune // Busker Rhymes // Glad Community Choir sing Paul Simon // Luke La Volpe // Crooq // SUPA & Da Kryptonites // Awry (psychagaelic ceilidh) // The Banjo Lounge 4 // Maranta

Doune the Rabbit Hole, 19-21 Jul, near Lake of Mentieth, Cardross Estate, Stirling. Tickets and more info at