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The debut edition of Otherlands Music & Arts Festival kicks off at Scone Palace

Today, Otherlands Music & Arts Festival welcomed thousands of fans for the first time to the grounds of Scone Palace in Perth for a weekend of cutting-edge music, forward-thinking art, comedy, bespoke industry panels and more. 

Fans enjoying the Music, Food and Drink dancing,Dj’s at The Otherlands Music and Arts Festival 2022 Photo Credit: Martin Bone

The sun shone as the gates opened to the campsite at midday to one of the most anticipated events on this year’s festival calendar. Otherlands’ first day did not disappoint as guests were treated to sets from some of the best in cutting-edge local and international talent.
French house virtuoso Folamour brought day one to an unforgettable close on the Portal Stage hosted by the world-renowned Sub Club. His set transported fans to another world, fully immersing them in the joy and togetherness of Otherlands. The Portal Stage also welcomed Welsh producer and label boss Elkka’s high-energy set, as well as Scotland’s own Rebecca Vasmant and longstanding champions of Glasgow’s legendary Sub Club: Harri & Domenic and more.

Fans enjoying the Music, Food and Drink, Dj’s at The Otherlands Music and Arts Festival 2022- Photo Credit: Martin Bone

Across the day fans were graced by sets from some of the most exciting homegrown talent, including Butho The Warrior who played an explosive B2B with Optimistic Soul, as well as JaimieSeren SeoWheelman and more underneath the botanical dome of the Fools’ Utopia jungle. 

Fans enjoying the Music, Food and Drink dancing to Dj’s at The Otherlands Music and Arts Festival 2022 – Photo Credit : Martin Bone

While over at the Sonare Stage, SAINT B*TCH took the helm curating the line-up for the evening.  A club night with inclusivity at its core, it was born out of a desire to create safer spaces for women & LGBTQ+ people. Founder Emjanero kicked things off with her hypnotic and unique sound before DJ SuzieXivro and Miss World took to the stage.
Tom Ketley, founder of Otherlands Music & Arts Festival, said: “We couldn’t be happier with our first day of the festival at Scone Palace. It was a great feeling to welcome fans to experience all that Otherlands has to offer, the atmosphere has been electric. Tomorrow our full five stages open with an exciting line-up showcasing a wide spectrum of the arts as well as a world-class music line-up.”

Photo Courtesy of Electric Shores PR

Tomorrow the journey continues with a kaleidoscopic line-up across the festival’s five stages  featuring Mercury Prize-winner Jamie xx, Glasgow soul-pop sensation Joesef and Fabric London resident Ricardo Villalobos. But Otherlands is more than just a music festival. Comedy performances also feature, as well as industry talks with some of the most influential names in the business, beginner DJ workshops and yoga. 

Fans enjoying the Music, Food and Drink, Dj’s at The Otherlands Music and Arts Festival 2022 – Photo Credit: Martin Bone

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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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