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Apr

Step Away From The Computer #1: Homegame

Today The Pop Cop introduces a new recurring feature, Step Away From The Computer, our guide to Scotland’s upcoming music festivals, of which there are oh so many it hurts (our wallet).

First up is HOMEGAME, an ever-expanding annual event run by Fife indie label Fence Records which features artists from their own roster and a large number of carefully vetted ‘outsiders’. The gigs are held throughout almost a dozen different venues.

Location:
Anstruther, Fife.

Fascinating fact:
Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman was born in Anstruther.

Date:
April 17-19.

Weather forecast:

Festival history:
This is its sixth year.

Total number of acts:
78

Cost of a ticket:
£66

So each act is worth:
85p

Big-hitters:
King CreosoteMalcolm MiddletonJames YorkstonEmma PollockDe RosaThe Phantom BandFoxface,Kid Canaveral.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“This is a friendly festival so don’t act like a dick. Especially to the stewards. They’re just doing their job.”

Must-hear:
4 Foxface – Last Waltz
4 Kid Canaveral – Couldn’t Dance
4 Malcolm Middleton – Loneliness Shines
4 King Creosote – Rims
4 Emma Pollock – Acid Test

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