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10 reasons why Otherlands Music & Arts Festival is the ultimate celebration of music & culture

Otherlands Music & Arts Festival 

Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland

19 – 21 August 2022 

10 reasons why Otherlands is the ultimate celebration of music & culture

Music, comedy, yoga, great food + more, found deep in mother nature  

Photo Credit: Alex-James-Aylin

With the debut edition of Otherlands Music & Arts Festival now only one month away, there is plenty to look forward to. From 19 – 21 August, Otherlands will welcome guests to the idyllic grounds of Scone Palace in Perthshire for three days of cutting-edge music, forward-thinking art, comedy, bespoke industry panels and so much more. Otherlands is more than just a music festival – it’s a celebration of culture, deep in mother nature. 

As we approach its first edition, here are ten top reasons as to why Otherlands is up there on this year’s festival calendar: 

Watch BICEP closing out the weekend on the Frissonia main stage 

After cementing themselves as one of the standout acts at this year’s Glastonbury Festival with one of the weekend’s most spectacular sets, BICEP will bring their acclaimed live show to Otherlands this August. The Irish dance duo will be headlining the Frissonia main stage on Sunday, closing the weekend with a goosebump-inducing audio-visual masterclass. Other artists setting the tone for the Frissonia mainstage include Jamie xx and Maverick Sabre. 

Check out the best in up & coming local talent

Next month’s line-up boasts an incredible array of Scottish artists from across the musical spectrum. Glam-pop heroes Walt Disco will be playing alongside award winning producer, DJ and activist Taahliah, post-punk heroes VLURE, and rising rap star Chef as well as HYYTS, Kaputt, AiiTee and so many more. 

Tuck into Gannet Grounds’ mouth watering street food market 

Over the weekend guests will have the chance to tuck into some mouthwatering international street food dishes. Boasting 18 delicious traders to choose from, Otherlands’ Gannet Grounds street food market will offer everything from succulent burgers to Afghan & Sri Lankan delicacies and much more. 

Unwind & revive at the Wellness Sanctuary 

As part of Otherlands’ wellness add-on packages, guests can recline and relax with wood-fired hot tubs, saunas and holistic massages. Or, unwind in the tranquil grounds of Scone Palace with a range of wellness classes hosted by Tribe Yoga Edinburgh’s JJ Robb & Perth’s own yoghi Emma McCready. Start the day off right with yoga, breathwork & meditation classes held on Saturday and Sunday morning between 10am and noon. 

Immerse yourself in art

Discover some incredible immersive art installations dotted around the festival site from two of Scotland’s young leading artists: Trackie Mcleod & Council Baby

Adventure into the Portal stage 

Hosted by world renowned Glasgow venue Sub Club, who have been pioneering Scotland’s dance scene since 1987, the Portal stage will take visitors on a journey to another world with headliners Ricardo Villalobos, Honey Dijon & Folamour

Pay a visit to The Pavillion 

As well as music, Otherlands is proud to unveil The Pavilion stage, complete with an entire comedy line-up featuring acclaimed versatile musical comedian Amy Webber; Scottish comedian of the year 2021 award winner Liam Farelly and Live at the Apollo’s Emmanuel Sonubi – plus many more fantastic acts fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe. Or, for those who want to make music as well as watch it, The Pavilion will be hosting a series of inspiring talks and panel discussions with some of the biggest names in music, as well as a series of DJing workshops throughout the weekend.

Get lost in the Fool’s Utopia jungle

Dance into the depths of this stunning, plant-filled dome and immerse yourself in the tropical dancefloor that is Fool’s Utopia. Scottish up and comers will fill the stage including t e s t p r e s s, Hayley Zalassi, Seren Seo and more.

Shop vintage 

During the day, festival goers can meander through a variety of stalls showcasing everything from official merchandise to vintage gems – the perfect place to complete your festival outfit.

Camp on the grounds of Scotland’s Kings and Queens 

Enjoy boutique camping on the gorgeous grounds of Scone Palace. As well as phenomenal surroundings, including Scone Palace itself, festival goers can spot the beautiful regal Peacocks that roam the grounds.

Final tickets available now via: https://www.otherlandsfestival.com/shop/otherlands-festival-2022  including day tickets. Keep your eyes peeled on Otherlands socials for further announcements.

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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