Further acts revealed for Angus festival


Festival of House, the new two-day Scottish music festival which is set to take place in Angus this June, has announced further acts for the festival devoted entirely to the electronic genre.

Leftfield, who have been at the cutting edge of dance music since the 1990s, have been confirmed as performing at the event. Originator Neil Barnes will bring a gig of truly enormous mainstream-invading distinction, along with new album Alternative Light Source, the first in 16 years.

Also confirmed for the festival is Rudimental, who have been named by the BBC as the festival band of the summer, who will perform a DJ set.

Other acts revealed in the line-up are Hacienda Classical, Dixon, James Zabiela, Erol Alkan, Eats Everything, Bicep, The Cuban Brothers, Harri & Domenic, Jasper James, Mike Pickering, Finitribe and Tom Simpson.

The acts join those already announced, which includes festival headliners Underworld.

Speaking about the announcement, Festival Director Craig Blyth said: “We are delighted to be announcing these new additions who are joining the Festival of House party at Panmure Estate this summer. Everyone has been working hard behind the scenes to secure an eclectic lineup with the very highest calibre of acts. We couldn’t be happier about Leftfield, the live show is on another level, and Hacienda Classical, which we have secured as a Scottish festival exclusive, will be a ‘were you there’ moment for sure. I promise you this will be the best way to kickstart your summer; an outstanding weekend of world class dance music set on a stunning world class festival site.”

Wayne Dunbar, Director of The Rhumba Club and Festival of House Organiser echoed this saying: “For 25 years The Rhumba Club has been at the forefront of Scotland’s dance scene, bringing the biggest and most respected names to the region. There can be no better way to celebrate our landmark anniversary in 2016 than by bringing a line up of such outstanding depth and quality as today’s announcement. These artists are at the absolute top of their game and it is a great testament to our vision and the respect The Rhumba enjoys that so many international acts have embraced Festival of House. There will be no finer dance festival in the country this year and everyone is invited!”

Tickets for the event are currently on sale now at a cost of £52.50 per day, or £148.50 for weekend camping (subject to booking fees). Tickets can be purchased on www.skiddle.co.uk

The festival will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at the Panmure Estate in Angus. Organisers are expecting 15,000 fans for the inaugural year.

A dedicated campsite for 6,500 fans will be in place. Situated adjacent to the main site, festival goers can soak up the beauty of the surrounding forests as well as enjoying panoramic views across the Angus countryside. The campsite will host food concessions, entertainment and Glamping options by TangerineFields.co.uk.

Further details can be found at www.festivalofhouse.co.uk.