Karine Polwart, Karen Matheson, and Eddi Reader are heading up the line-up for the ninth Perthshire Amber Festival, the folk festival founded by legendary singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean in 2005.
Over 300 musicians are taking part in the ten-day music festival, which takes place at venues across Perthshire between 23 October and 3 November. The organisers boast that the last festival, in 2012, saw visitors come from 22 countries to “enjoy the best in Scottish, folk and world music and a very warm Perthshire welcome”.
The atmospheric venues include Blair Castle, Dunkeld Cathedral, Fornab Castle, and Perth Concert Hall.
The festival is directed by MacLean’s wife, Jennifer.
Dougie MacLean said: “I have played at a lot of festivals in 39 years as a musician and I always thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to bring the musician friends that I’ve made over the years to play in my home region?’. Perthshire is especially remarkable to visit in the autumn time and I’m always very proud to bring new people to the area as well as welcome back many old friends to the stage and the audience.
“I really hope this year’s line-up will enthuse people as much as it has the festival team – we feel there will be a very fresh and exciting vibe in Perthshire this autumn. It’s going to be a great one and I can’t wait.”
Tickets for the festival will go on sale online from 4pm on Tuesday 13 May.