Public support needed for new music festival

The Duchess of Hamilton Park could be the venue for a new music festival.
The Duchess of Hamilton Park could be the venue for a new music festival.

A campaign has been started to bring a new music festival to the Duchess of Hamilton Park in Motherwell .

Stevie Muir has launched a petition to prove to North Lanarkshire Council there is interest in ‘Doon the Dutchie’ taking place for one day in June before applying for a license.

In just a few days the petition has gathered almost 600 signatures and a crowdfunding page has also been set up.

Stevie said: “This is something myself and a few friends have been looking to do for a while and everything seems to be falling into place as we look at bringing some of Lanarkshire’s finest musical talent together.

“At present not a lot is going on in Motherwell during the summer and we feel this event would be beneficial in boosting community spirit and bringing revenue to local businesses supporting and sponsoring the day.

“The feedback so far has been amazing, from both the public and artists looking to get involved, I never expected the petition to receive more 500 signatures within one day of being put up.

“We would like the council to take on board the interest from the local community, our initial correspondence with them has been positive, but we ask everyone to sign the petition so they know the true strength of feeling for this event to happen.”

Click here to sign the petition and for more information about the festival visit Facebook