Artists from both sides of the border headline the fourth annual 'March Into Pitlochry' music festival.
Topping the bill at this highly anticipated two day event in Highland Perthshire on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March, are Yorkshire’s The Dunwells and Edinburgh’s Blue Rose Code.
Building on past success, volunteer organisers say this year’s festival, supported by Creative Scotland, promises to be the best yet.
Volunteer organisers say this year’s festival promises to be the best yet!
Indie outfit The Dunwells went down a storm in 2017 and the Pitlochry team are delighted to lure these UK festival regulars back as bill toppers for the Friday night, especially after their massive American success.
“Having appeared on the Jay Leno show in the USA as their single ‘I Could Be King’ made the top 20 on the US charts, they've enjoyed a profile that had them recently appear on the Andrew Marr show,” said spokesman Steve Carruthers.
The other fantastic act Blue Rose Code - a.k.a Ross Wilson - will be headlining the Saturday night and have garnered rave reviews after supporting Scottish music favourites Deacon Blue on their 30th anniversary tour and is currently in the midst of their very own sell-out UK tour!
Ross Wilson is an exceptional songwriter whose eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul and pop has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.
Alongside the big headline acts, the ever popular Saturday Acoustic Sessions in McKays back bar sees Glasgow’s Admiral Fallow headline with a rare acoustic set.
Best described as folk influenced indie pop, Admiral Fallow have a loyal following and are sure to pack out this intimate venue.
The rest of the line-up is just as exciting with Perthshire Americana band The Carloways, who recently supported The Magic Numbers and are celebrating an imminent album launch and a spring tour as well as:
The reformed Astrid (who recently headline BBC Scotland’s Quay Sessions), False Friends, Martha M. Healy, Emme Woods, Ian McLaughlin and the Outsiders, The Wellgreen, Bohemian Monk Machine, Break the Butterfly, Be Like Pablo, The Tumbling Souls, Hugh Kelly, Roberto Cassani, DMS, The Sibellas and Spanish.
The weekend of live music at Pitlochry Town Hall and McKays Hotel will be rounded off by a very special Silent Disco as Grant Hutchison and Billy Kennedy of Frightened Rabbit fame, battle it out to be crowned DJ King of Highland Perthshire.
After three years supporting Parkinsons UK, the 2019 March Into Pitlochry charity partner will be Perth and Kinross Voluntary Service (PKAVS).
With advance sales up on previous years the committee are hopeful of a sell-out!
Full weekend tickets priced £50, Friday only £25 and Saturday only £35 are available via www.marchintopitlochry.co.uk.
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