THIS year’s Big Tent festival is bigger and better than ever, with an extended line-up, fully-packed programme and a fantastic new location.
Now in its fifth year, this leading Green festival has moved into the breathtaking Falkland Estate grounds, situated in front of the majestic House of Falkland, in the shadow of the Lomond hills.
Says a spokesperson: “The design and layout of the estate’s landscape comes highly rated by Historic Scotland, for its outstanding historical, scenic and artistic significance, making this a rare opportunity to experience all that Big Tent has to offer, in a location that echoes the very real importance of environmental conservation.
“This inspirational new location is sure to set minds to work amongst this year’s environmentally-focused debaters and discussion groups in the Head Zone, as they find themselves surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna of the Falkland Estate.
“Music lovers will equally be drawn in by the powerful presence of the ever prominent hillside, overlooking the entire site and providing a truly wonderful backdrop to showcase a feast of global and local musical talent.
“Many artists have already visited the new site to draw inspiration from the land, in preparation for the upcoming craft workshops and demonstrations for the festival. Look out for wicker surprises and other various location inspired works on site.”
Helen Lawrenson, centre director for organisers, Falkland Centre for Stewardship, said: “This is a very special place to host the Big Tent. The landscape is in the care of Falkland Centre for Stewardship and we look forward to welcoming visitors to it. We will be hosting our own tent this year and look forward to providing more information to visitors about Falkland Estate.”
With music from the likes of Rosanne Cash, King Creosote, Session A9, Aberfeldy and Mr McFall’s Chamber, alongside the topical green discussions from some of the world’s most noted thinkers like Adelaide Sosseh, Rob Hopkins and Bill McKibben, this is set to be the most entertaining and thought-provoking Big Tent so far.
With less than two weeks to go until opening night, there is only a short time left to claim your Big Green discount. Ticket discounts will only be available until 21st July, so be sure to visit www.bigtentfestival.co.uk for full details and prices.
Notes to Editors
Big Tent is Scotland’s leading green festival and winner of the greener festival award 2009. Set on Falkland Estate in Fife against the stunning backdrop of the Lomond Hills, 2010 is the event’s fifth anniversary. Since its inception, it has grown year-on-year, becoming a must-visit occasion and a great day or weekend out for the whole family.
Organised by Falkland Centre for Stewardship, the three-day festival is packed with a range of great activities.
This year is Big Tent’s fifth anniversary and promises to be even bigger and better than ever, with an extended and exciting programme of activities and entertainment now running over three days from 6pm on Friday 23rd until 9pm on Sunday 25th July.
Friday 6pm to 11pm
Saturday 10.30am to 11pm
Sunday 10.30am to 9pm
For further information and ticket information please visit www.bigtentfestival.co.uk or
Fife’s Year of Culture
2010 is Fife’s Year of Culture. Over 5,000 community events have been supported by Fife Council. These have been organised by a range of community groups and major event companies. Together, we’re celebrating Fife and the great things the region offers people living and working here, and the many who visit us each year.
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