Malcolm Middleton is to play a hometown (ish) festival, with Bossy Love and Broken Chanter also on the bill at Shuffledown.

The indoor festival, at Larbert’s Dobbie Hall, takes place on April 26th and 27th, with the additional opening Friday night headlined by Baby Strange. Wojtek the Bear have also been added to a bill featuring local acts Pleasure Heads and T​he Nickajack Men​.

Aside from the Arab Strap guitarist, who is originally from just down the road in Falkirk, the all-day Saturday show will feature M​edicine Men,​ Kid Canaveral’s frontman David McGregor’s new project B​roken Chanter​ and Lost Map Records’ Callum Easter.

More local talent will feature at what is the fifth incarnation of the event, with Ghostwriter, Primes​, ​Rubian​ and ​Paper Machine Music appearing, with 12-year-old C​onnor Fyfe getting the chance of a lifetime (so far) in opening the main stage.

There is also a second​ stage upstairs on the Saturday – the ‘Soul Steak Room’ – a Stirling DJ collective – showcasing live electronic music and DJs into the evening including a live set from B​DY TLK​, and David Barbarossa​, who will be joined by more DJs from​ Shapes​ and Stirling Underground.

Shuffle Down is the biggest independent alternative music event in the local calendar and has attracted over 500 music fans for its previous four years.

The charity partner for this year’s event will be M​aggie’a Centre Forth Valley ​and the organisers hope to raise awareness and funds for the charity on the day of the event.

Main organiser Rikki Toner said: “The event has continued to grow and has now become a firm fixture in the Scottish music calendar.! We take pride in bringing in some brilliant talent to Larbert and 2019 will be no exception!”

The Friday music starts at 7pm, and Saturday at 1pm with tickets priced at £12+bf for Friday night, £20+bf for Saturday and available from w​​.