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New music festival in Pitlochry headlined by Idlewild and The View given the go-ahead

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A brand new music festival headlined by Idlewild and The View has this week been given the green light by Perth and Kinross Council (PKC).The inaugural Heartland Festival in Pitlochry will take place on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30.Up to 4000 festival-goers are expected each day with the majority attending the whole weekend.The outdoor event has a capacity of 8000 but organisers are not expecting a late surge in ticket sales.As well as Idlewild and The View, other confirmed acts include: Tide Lines, Nina Nesbitt, Skerryvore and Cammy Barnes.

The event will take place on the town's Recreation Ground and the entrance for reserved parking will be opposite Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road.The site will comprise the main arena, a car park, food stalls and one bar.

There will also be three funfair rides and a Ferris wheel.Promoter Graham Howie told the Licensing Committee on Monday, May 20: "We really are looking at quite modest numbers in our first year.

This is something we'd like to do every year."If you think of the Highland Games which has 8000 attendees on a yearly basis, I think we're really looking at around 4000 a day as a maximum at the moment based on current ticket sales but that could change as we get closer to the event itself."Mr Howie has been involved in the music industry for a while but this will be his first festival in Scotland.

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