AFTER a year-long break, the Big Tent festival has announced it’s back and set to be even better with one of Scotland’s most prolific acts, the Proclaimers, taking the top spot!
Organisers of the Falkland-based environmental festival have revealed the brothers, who grew up in Auchtermuchty, will take part in the festival for the first time.
The duo, who recently completed their ninth studio album and is due for release ahead of their Big Tent appearance next year, will perform on the main stage on Saturday, July 21.
Held for the second year in the shadow of Falkland House School and the stables, the Big Tent takes place from July 21-22, 2012.
Recognised as Scotland’s greenest festival, the Big Tent is a family friendly affair that hosts two stages of music as well as a range of talks, demonstrations and activities that engage festival goers of all ages with the ecological opportunities and challenges that face society today.
Further headline acts are expected to be announced in the coming months as organisers continue to tempt festival fans and environmentalists from across Europe to Scotland’s landmark outdoor environmental festival.
Organised by the Falkland Centre for Stewardship, the Big Tent is one of many initiatives pioneered by the organisation that is recognised as the focal point in Scotland for raising awareness of the values and practices of stewardship.
These values are reflected in the centre’s themes of food and farming, wood and landscape, people and craft.
Helen Lawrenson, director at Falkland Centre for Stewardship, said: “This is an amazing start to our 2012 festival programme and we are really excited that we can offer our fans an exclusive appearance by one of Scotland’s best ever live acts.
“Having taken a year off to take a fresh look at where Big Tent is going we are sure that our fans will agree that this is a great announcement and a very good start indeed.“