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Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival

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Stirling music and arts festival

Every August at the Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith.

doune the rabbit hole festival near stirling

| Live Music | DJs | Comedy | Workshops | Cinema | Kids Area | Camping | Poetry and Stories | Art and Crafts | Local Food and Drink | Stalls |

A small, independent, friendly music festival with a twist. Celebrating the very best of Scotland's independent/DIY arts scene alongside amazing international guests. Doune the Rabbit Hole festival near stirling, is an intimate, independent music and arts festival located amidst the glorious ancient oak trees of the Cardross Estate, near Lake of Menteith, in Stirlingshire. A music festival with a twist. Since it began, the festival has grown into one of the best events taking place in the Stirling area.

Taking place in Central Scotland on the weekend of 18th to 20th August 2017. Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival is a small scale event that started at a site in Newton, near Doune in 2010. After moving to Duncarron Fort in 2012, the festival has moved to it's present home at the beautiful Cardross Estate, near Port of Menteith in Stirlingshire.

Over 100 acts will descend on the Cardross Estate over the weekend. Just like other festivals you can camp out under the stars and what could be better than waking up to enjoy the beautiful setting of the Cardross estate before enjoying a fantastic weekend of entertainment.

You're unlikely to find any chart-topping acts although the festival does attract some big names. You will find local, original and interesting music waiting to be discovered. Acts are booked because they create a great atmosphere and the stages are curated in the same way, with a penchant for the unconventional, the nutty and the plain weird. The same goes for the site decorations too. Expect to go on a voyage of discovery when you come through the gates.

Doune The Rabbit Hole is a unique festival. Much smaller than a festival like T in the Park where 80,000 people will cram into their site. With a capacity for around 1000 people, this means you'll meet people that you will see again throughout the weekend and make some lasting friends. This also means that if you lose something you're more likely to get it back and you'll generally feel safer and more at home.

The organisers encourage you to bring youngsters along. Under 12s get free entry and there's loads for them to do in the kids area with workshops and more. There's a wonderful family camping zone too. Importantly too, the crowd that come along are very friendly folks so you can rest in the knowledge that your kids will be safe as houses. Doune The Rabbit Hole has been named in various publications as among the best of the family-friendly festivals in the UK.

To experience a new, wonderful and very different kind of a festival, book your tickets now.

Doune the Rabbit Hole Needs YOU

Volunteering is a great fun way of enjoying the festival from the inside. We rely upon a large team of individuals who share our ethos and are committed to helping us to deliver the best possible experience of the festival. We are looking for individuals with an intrest in music, art, performance and community spirit to help us to run things smoothly and deliver the best possible experience for artists, performers and the public.

Find details on the festival website of several ways that you could volunteer.


Pay for parking in cash on the day. Parking available for Cars, Campervans, Motorhomes, Caravans.

Disabled Access

Parking for those with disabilities is free and one carer will be admitted free of charge for any disabled person who requires their presence. Just purchase your ticket and arrive with the carer who will be admitted on the day. There are dedicated parking and camping areas for those with mobility issues too.

Festival Site and Camping

Doune the Rabbit Hole takes place on the Cardross Estate, It is situated near the village of Arnprior, near Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire. It is just under 1 hours drive from Glasgow and just over 25 minutes drive from Stirling.


The general festival campsites are just a few minutes walk from the weekend car park.

There will be spaces for camper vans, vans, caravans and live-in vehicles and a separate area for disabled campers who will be able to park next to their tents.

The family camping area, exclusive for those coming to the event with children, will be close to the kids' space where activities for younger visitors will take place.

Car Share

Use our go car share page on the left to find a ride to the festival - we're keen to help do our part to emit less carbon and we'd like to think you are too.

You get free parking if your car is full and you could get the best price for travel to the festival here too. The people you'll be sharing your journey with are the exact same people who could be sleeping in the tent next to you, the same people you'll be dancing with and the same people in your workshop learning how to play the musical saw. They're practically already your friends - just start the fun a little earlier.

Happy Bus are providing bus services from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and Falkirk to the Festival Site at Cardross Estate. Tickets for the service can be booked on the Happy Bus website.

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