‘March’ launch night

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Gor­don Ban­ner­man

The ea­gerly awaited line-up for the fourth ‘March Into Pit­lochry’ mu­sic fes­ti­val will be un­veiled at a free event in High­land Perthshire to­mor­row.

The or­gan­is­ers are ready to build on the suc­cess of the first three crowd-pullers backed by Bel­haven.

Perth alt coun­try band The Car­loways will be joined by lo­cal multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and singer­song­writer Gordy Dun­can jnr for Satur­day’s show at McKays Ho­tel. It starts at 8pm.

The 2019 week­end fes­ti­val dates for the di­ary are March 22 and 23, with the ho­tel and Pit­lochry Town Hall al­ready booked to pro­file a string of bands lured from across the coun­try.

Mu­sic fans tak­ing in to­mor­row’s con­cert can cash in on launch night spe­cial £35 fes­ti­val tick­ets. Early bird tick­ets be­fore the turn of the year will be £40 and then they will be £50 via tick­etweb.

“We have pulled to­gether our best ever line-up, with all bar one space filled,” said fes­ti­val com­mit­tee mem­ber Stephen Car­ruthers.

“The Car­loways are al­ways pop­u­lar and so is Gordy. It will be a great night and the per­fect way to flag-up the 2019 fes­ti­val which has se­cured big­ger names than ever be­fore.

“Ob­vi­ously our name is now es­tab­lished on the Scot­tish mu­sic scene and while we have been build­ing-up con­tacts now bands are com­ing to us want­ing to play.

“With the re­quests we have had we could have filled the spots three or four times over. It has been very en­cour­ag­ing.”

Af­ter three years sup­port­ing Parkin­sons UK, the fourth March Into Pit­lochry’s char­ity part­ner will be Perth and Kin­ross Vol­un­tary Ser­vice (PKAVS).

“PKAVS is a well-known lo­cal char­ity help­ing 5000 peo­ple across the area and we are sup­port­ing their ‘Lost in Tran­si­tion’ project aimed at young peo­ple in the 1625 age group with their men­tal well­be­ing,” said Stephen.

“We will be work­ing closely with them in the build-up to the fes­ti­val and hope­fully we can in­volve some of the young peo­ple.”

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