ARTISTS from both sides of the border headline the fourth annual March Into Pitlochry music festival
Topping the bill at the March 22nd and 23rd event in Highland Perthshire 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.
Indie outfit The Dunwells went down a storm in 2017 and the Ptlochry team are delighted to lure these UK festival regulars back as bill toppers for the Friday night.
“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 have enjoyed a profile that had them recently appear on the Andrew Marr show,” said spokesman Steve Carruthers
“Blue Rose Code - aka Ross Wilson - heads for Pitlochry in the midst of a sell out UK tour.
“Ross 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.
“Having recently garnered rave reviews supporting Deacon Blue on their 30th anniversary tour, and his latest album ‘Water of Leith’ receiving five star reviews and extensive radio play we are excited to have Ross headline the Saturday night.”
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 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.
Perthshire Americana band The Carloways recently supported The Magic Numbers and are celebrating an imminent album launch and a spring tour.
They will return as part of a line-up which includes 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.
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
Image: Blue Rose Code
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