Exchange unwanted goods for tickets at Doune the Rabbit Hole festival

Award-winning Scottish guitarist RM Hubbert has been added to the line-up for this year's Doune the Rabbit Hole festival
Award-winning Scottish guitarist RM Hubbert has been added to the line-up for this year's Doune the Rabbit Hole festival

Organisers of this year’s Doune the Rabbit Hole music festival have launched a barter scheme that allows people to exchange goods for tickets.

If you can offer items for use on site such as a caravan, tents, yurts, generators, lights or furniture then you will be rewarded with free entry to the festival, which takes place from August 22-24.

Artistic director Jamie Murray said: “You’d be surprised how many people have an old caravan kicking about that they don’t know what to do with.

“If they aren’t using it and would like a free festival ticket or two then we’d be very happy to do a trade.

“We need people’s help to make this the best event we possibly can, so we thought let’s just put it online and see.”

Festivalgoers can also help run the event and are particularly encouraged to join in with the workshops over the weekend.

Doune the Rabbit Hole is a small-scale, family-friendly music and arts festival held over the August bank holiday weekend at the Cardross Estate.

The festival is run entirely by volunteers who are committed to making the weekend the most memorable of the summer.

It started life at Old Newton near Doune in 2010, switched to Duncarron, near Denny, in 2012 and is now established at its rural Stirlingshire setting near the Lake of Monteith.

This year’s line-up also includes Scottish folk-electro players the Peatbog Faeries, Japanese psych-rockers Acid Mother’s Temple, American DIY hero Jeffrey Lewis and genre-breaking Falkirk singer-songwriter Adam Stafford.

If that wasn’t enough, organisers have now added a range of other critically-acclaimed acts which represent the very best of the Scottish scene.

Glasgow ska legends The Amphetameanies, rising hip-hop duo Hector Bizerk, Tain punk stars PAWS and award-winning guitarist RM Hubbert will all be packing their wellies and heading to Cardross Estate.

For more details, visit www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk.