Scribbler’s Picnic – the Stirling-based annual charity music festival – has announced its main headliner as Benny Gallagher.
One half of legendary songwriting duo Gallagher and Lyle, Galagher has had his songs covered Bryan Ferry, Garth Brooks, Don Williams and Ringo Starr and of course as one half of the duo formed with Graham Lyle, had hits with ‘Heart on My Sleeve’ and ‘I Wanna Stay with You’ as well as ‘When I’m Dead And Gone’ as McGuinness Flint.

The one-day festival takes place on Sunday 12 May 2012 at Stirling Rugby Club and in addition to the headliner boasts an eclectic mix of music including local punks Debrasco and Calendar-based folkies Brac’Linn. The music spans a range of stages including the Stirling Folk Club folk room, Be Eventful Acoustic Cafe, RoXJam (young bands) stage, Tolbooth new music stage, Random Rhythms stage, Northern Soul disco and Scribbler’s baby disco.

The River stage sports a range of acts – spot the theme – including Itchycoo Park, Tumbling Dice, Stop The Clocks, and most promisingly, Ballrom Gitz.

There’s also the Tolbooth new music stage, traditionally the most indie-friendly arena, with its lineup still to be announced.
Details, including info on discounted tickets, can be found at or or the charity’s facebook page

All proceeds from the non-profit event go to Strathcarron Hospice, Maggie’s Centre Forth Valley build fund, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).