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Open Air Concert Crathes Castle


Each year, since 2000, The National Trust For Scotland Crathes Castle has hosted live open air concerts known as Live On The Lawn. These attract top national and international acts as well as showcasing local talent, singers and groups. About 5000 people attend each night of the two day event.

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Live On The Lawn 2008

Information about Live On The Lawn 2008 will be announced soon.

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Live On The Lawn 2007

Confirmed acts for Live On The Lawn 2007 were Van Morrison (29 June 2007) and the Sugababes (28 June 2007). The Sugababes gig proved so popular that an extra 1000 tickets had been made available to purchase. Originally there were 5500 tickets. Sadly their concert was cancelled because one of the singers, Amelle Berrabah, was ill.
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Supporting Acts

The supporting act for the Sugababes concert was to have been the Aberdeen band Outbox but unfortunately they were unable to perform when the 2007 Live on the Lawn first night performance was cancelled. The band members of Outbox are singer Michael Macdermid from Stonehaven, drummer Steve Curtis from Mintlaw, guitarist Fionn Patrick from Glasgow and vocalist and keyboard player Rach Wood from Stonehaven. Outbox had hoped to play their first single How To Fly. The support act for the singer Van Morrison was the folk star Lou Rhodes who comes from Manchester.

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Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen Box Office or at the Live On The Lawn website below.

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Past Performers at Live On The Lawn

2006 Live On The Lawn
Jools Holland was the first confirmed act for 2006 and performed on Friday 30 June 2006 with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

The next night, on Saturday 1 July 2006, singer Michael Ball performed live.

The 2005 Live On The Lawn was on the 26 and 27 August. Performers were Jamie Cullum, Feeder, Hue and Cry, El-Presidente and The Storm Petrels (from Brechin).

Artists in 2004 were Katie Melua, Scottish band Runrig, RSNO Lisa Milne, Caledon, The Simon Gall Band, The Sundowns, Brian Kennedy and Dougie Maclean.

Paul Weller, Blue with support from D-Side, Lemonescent, The Strands, The Bandits.

Bryan Ferry with support from Fubar and Horse.

James Brown and Deacon Blue with support from The Afronaughts and Gerry Jablonski.

The first Live On The Lawn at Crathes Castle saw the artist Van Morrison perform with support from The Afronaughts.

For more information, to book tickets and for up to date details of the performers at Live On The Lawn see their homepage at www.liveonthelawn

Live On The Lawn is organised by Gerry Muldoon, director of EventOne Management.

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