Patti Smith & Band, Yard Act, Orbital & More announced for DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE Scotland 2022

Doune the Rabbit Hole, now Scotland’s third largest festival, today (Wednesday 26th January 2022) announced additions to a stellar 2022 lineup to mark its return this summer.

The family favorite is back in full force for 2022 after the pandemic-related postponements of 2020 and 2021, with additions including the legendary Patti Smith and Band headlining Thursday and the hot tip (by Elton John among others!) The four-piece band from Leeds Yard Act will perform on Friday. Get ready for a massive throwback celebration to the site with huge rave-era electronic bands 808 State and Orbital, Craig Charles DJing funk and soul from Radio Two, Boney M playing their classic disco hits, Baccara and their big football anthem. Optimo (Espacio), aka the DJ duo Keith McIvor and JG Wilkes, celebrate 25 years of DJing this year and complete the novelties. Expect an eclectic set featuring many lesser-known treasures from their extensive record collections.

The new additions join Scottish singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald (Friday), world-renowned supergroup Belle & Sebastian (Saturday), Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods (Saturday), Scottish indie starlets Camera Obscura (Saturday), rock legends 10cc (Saturday) with original member Graham Gouldman, Bellshill natives and scene superstars C86 Teenage Fanclub (Sunday) and former Velvet Underground founding member John Cale (Sunday).

It is the only Scottish festival date for Patti Smith and Band performing after the release of Patti’s new album, Banga. Yard Act, who released their first The Overload this month, will head to Doune this summer straight after touring the UK and US. Their Tiny Dancer cover breathes new life into the classic (think Lou Reed) and received the endorsement of Elton himself. Electronic band Orbital are famous for their electronic masterpiece Belfast. New track Are We Here? (Dusky remix) features guest vocalist Alison Goldfrapp. Considered one of the pioneers of the acid house sound, 808 State performed before their date at Camp Bestival. From their collaborations with Bjork, Bernard Summer, Alabama 3, Lamb, James Dean Bradfield and Elbow, 808 State has consistently evolved its sound and left its mark on club culture for decades.

The Boney M. quartet, led by original member Maizie Williams, will perform classics such as Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon and Daddy Cool, among others, and Craig Charles is bringing his funk n’ Soul club to the venue, mirroring his Radio 2 show extremely popular.

The festival lineup also includes New Orleans band Hurray for the Riff Raff fronted by Alynda Segarra, eighty-five-year-old American folk legend Peggy Seeger, Tide Lines, the first unsigned band to sell out the Kelvingrove Bandstand from Glasgow, Charlatans frontman and Listening Party host Tim Burgess DJ’s from his extensive record collection and a host of Scottish artists complete the line-up such as Honeyblood, Sacred Paws, The Rezillos, The Bluebells and BIS.

Festival Director Jamie Murray said: “We are delighted to be able to present this year’s Doune the Rabbit Hole lineup. We organized a long weekend featuring International artists, hot bands, past bands from Doune 2020 and Doune 2021, DJs from all musical backgrounds and parties to form what we think is an unbeatable festival.

“Once again, I would like to thank all Doune the Rabbit Hole festival-goers who have renewed their 2020 and 2021 tickets. As an independent festival, your support has been invaluable during the pandemic. We look forward to being back on place to welcome Doune festival-goers who return after two years without being able to present the festival.”

Anyone who has held tickets for the postponed 2020 and 2021 festivals will be able to use them for the 2022 festival and Doune the Rabbit Hole will honor free tickets for children who were 12 or younger at the time of the 2020 or 2021 festival.

This year’s festival also offers an extensive program of activities, including a special activity and workshop area with drumming, woodworking and more, family activities including a huge outdoor play arena, storytelling and nightly cinema, an “out of the ordinary” arena with everything from acrobats to clowns and stand-up comedy, a yoga and wellness zone with yoga sessions, massages and more special performances on a variety of stages, including the bandersnatch folk stage, the Warren Woodland Dance Arena and douniversity conferences.

More information to follow on food suppliers. Please check the Covid-19 FAQ section of the festival website for important updates and visit the website FAQ for questions regarding camping, glamping or any other matter.

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