Thistly Cross Cider presents ‘THISTLY FEST 2012’


 For one weekend this summer, Scotland’s only dedicated cider-makers will give their time and attention to some of Scotland’s most dedicated musicians, and they think you should too.

A mainstay at many of Scotland’s independent music festivals, the bond between Thistly Cross and good music is already a strong one, and now the people behind the cider are inviting you along to the shed where it all began to explore a little further.



Remember Remember / WITHERED HAND

TANGO IN THE ATTIC / Bwani Junction

Capitals/ FATHERSON / Kitty The Lion

 FRIGHTENED RABBIT (Scott Hutchison Solo Set)

Plus Other Guests




Arena will open at 11am (TBC) Tickets will be available from and will be priced at £28. 


There will be a festival bus service running from central Edinburgh to the Dunbar site priced at £10 return, however numbers will be limited therefore seats must be booked in advance. This can again be done at

Site Address: Belhaven Fruit Farm, South Belton, Dunbar, EH42 1RG


Organisers will also be running a competition for local musicians to come along and showcase their talents with four acoustic slots available on the big stage.

To be in with a chance of playing potential acts must upload what they think is their best track, along with name, contact and a little about themselves, to the drop box on the Thistly Fest Soundcloud by June 29th. From this the organisers will select their four favorites acts to play on the day and place a link to them on the official Facebook page where upon the running order will be decided by the number of ‘likes’ each track can get in the run up to the festival. Musicians of any genre are welcome to enter the competition but remember on the day it has to be an acoustic performance.

The Web address for the competition drop box is