Roddy Woomble and C Duncan are among the stars celebrating Scotland’s Bard at Ayrshire’s Upside Doon festival on June 23rd.
The one-day event, held in the gardens of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, also features West Dunbartonshire six-piece Have Mercy Las Vegas, Glasgow indie act Patersani – whose show last weekend was cancelled following the fire at the ABC – plus Anna Sweeney, Sophie Rogers and Brownbear.
The Idlewild frontman said of the event: “I love a festival that’s smaller and boutique and that’s why I prefer performing at festivals like Upside Doon. I’m a huge Burns fan as he’s an emblem of what’s good about Scotland. He’s a master of language and I’m a romantic like he was.”
C Duncan, nominated for the Mercury Prize for his 2015 debut album ‘Architect’, added: “Burns’ songs are what I grew up with. They’re so beautiful and you can’t help but be inspired by something so overtly romantic.”
Previous headliners have included the likes of Mull Historical Society and King Creosote, but this year’s event looks set to be the biggest yet.
Tickets are on sale now from https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/upsidedoon