Wednesday, August 02, 2006

NEVER MIND THE BALLOCHS

With Glastonbury set to return next year, and a festival calendar already straining at the sides, you might think the last thing anyone would want to do is add another festival into the mix.

Or, of course, you might think that they're popular, let's make some more. So it is that Ballock Castle on the banks of Loch Lomond is launching a rival to T in the Park from next August.

We can probably safely blame Oasis for this one: ten years ago they held a mini-fest there with Cast, Ocean Colour Scene and - oh, the irony - the Bootleg Beatles, which is probably being used as the model for the new festival. Only they might try and find some bands which don't all sound the same.