‘March’ launch night
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.”