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Staying out for the summer: Tigerfest

If you’ve been watching David Attenborough’s Spy In The Jungle series on BBC you’ll know just how endlessly fascinating a tiger can be. We wouldn’t be surprised if the creature’s power, grace and way with a Rickenbacker is the inspiration behind the festival run in association with Scottish music magazine Is This Music?.

What’s it called? Tigerfest.
Where’s it at? Various venues across Fife, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh… but mostly Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall.
When’s it kicking off? May 2-30.
Who are the headliners? Idlewild, Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub).
And the flatliners? Stars Of The Lid.
How do the organisers describe it? “A month-long, Scotland-wide alternative music festival centred on Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall but with an impressive variety of ‘satellite’ shows taking place in other major cities. It’s an indie music fan’s dream.”
What’s its pedigree? This is the 5th year.
What’s the damage? £2 to £18 depending on event.
Most likely to be attended by: Those interested in seeing some of the best bands in Scotland… which is you, right?
Verdict: It’s grrreat! (sorry)

ESSENTIAL TIGERFEST SOUNDTRACK:
4 BallboyEssential Wear For Future Trips To Space
4 The Twilight SadUntitled 4
4 Teenage FanclubAin’t That Enough
4 IdlewildActually It’s Darkness
4 FoxfaceLast Waltz

b Ballboy, Popup, How To Swim, May 8, Stereo, Glasgow
b The Twilight Sad, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty Summer, May 15, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (tickets)
b Norman Blake, May 16, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (tickets)
b Idlewild, Foxface, The Scottish Enlightenment, May 17, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (tickets)

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