Rosanne Cash Coming Back to her Roots at Big Tent

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash is coming back to her ancestral home in Fife this summer. To honour the occasion she will be playing an intimate and acoustic set with her husband John Leventhal at this year’s Big Tent Festival at Falkland Estate on Sunday 25th July, as part of Celebrating Fife 2010.

Rosanne will be making a personal visit to Falkland during Big Tent, Scotland’s environmental festival. Falkland Estate and the surrounding area in the Howe of Fife is the ancestral home of the Cash family and there are many strong local connections and a great deal of family heritage in this place.

Having visited the area frequently, Rosanne has a deep and abiding affection and affinity for this special place that was also held in such affection by her father Johnny Cash, who passed on his pleasure and pride in his roots to his daughter. She is very supportive and passionate about the work that is being undertaken by the Falkland Centre for Stewardship to safeguard and restore the House of Falkland and Falkland Estate and is keen to help the charity as much as she can.

Rosanne Cash said: “I'm thrilled to visit Fife once again, and delighted to perform at the Big Tent Festival. Falkland is one of the most special places on earth to me, and I look forward to meeting new friends and continuing my ancestral connection.”

The current Steward of Falkland Estate, Ninian Stuart added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Rosanne Cash is going to perform at Big Tent 2010. Rosanne has been a great friend and supporter of the work that we have been undertaking to transform this old estate into a community asset for today and future generations. Her performance at the Big Tent Festival as part of “Celebrating Fife 2010” will see the realisation of a shared dream that we have been discussing for a few years. I believe this will be a fantastic and moving performance as she reconnects with her Fife and celtic roots, and sings of her ancestors.”

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency, said: “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting The Big Tent, Scotland’s largest eco-festival, for what is set to be another fantastic year.  This event attracts thousands of people from all over the country, and having an artist like Rosanne Cash demonstrates the growing international appeal of The Big Tent.  

“The Big Tent is part of Celebrating Fife 2010, a themed year of celebration for the area and one of the many fantastic legacies coming out of Scotland’s year of Homecoming.  We look forward to seeing the benefits which will be generated for Fife in the coming year through this fantastic programme of events.”

Big Tent is Scotland’s environmental festival and winner of the greener festival award 2009. It takes place from 23rd – 25th July. Set on Falkland Estate in Fife against the stunning backdrop of the Lomond Hills, 2010 is the event’s fifth anniversary. Since its inception it has grown year-on-year, becoming a must-visit occasion and a great day or weekend out for the whole family. Organised by Falkland Centre for Stewardship, the three day festival is packed with a range of great activities.

Early bird tickets are now available until the end of April. Day tickets cost £13.50 for adults, a weekend 3 day pass costs £36.00 for adults and a 3 day camping/weekend ticket costs £63.00 per adult. Concessions are available and under 12s go free.

Tickets are available on www.bigtentfestival.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or via a number of local outlets.

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Notes to Editors

Early Bird Specials

Ticket type

Adult

Concession

Under 12s

Day

£13.50

£11.70

FREE

Weekend ( 3 day pass)

£36.00

£31.50

FREE

Camping including weekend ticket (3 day pass)

£63.00

£54.00

FREE

Festival Times

Friday – full music programme, children's activities and ceilidh             6pm to 11pm

Saturday                                                                                                   10.30am to 11pm

Sunday                                                                                                     10.30am to 9pm

Fife’s Year of Culture

2010 is Fife’s Year of Culture. Over 5000 community events have been supported by Fife Council. These have been organised by a range of community groups and major event companies. Together we’re celebrating Fife and the great things the region offers people living and working here, and the many who visit us each year.

EventScotland

EventScotland is the national events agency.

EventScotland is working to make Scotland one of the world’s leading event destinations. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org

Contact: Anna Gormley
Phone: 01592 643 200
Email: anna.gormley@bigpartnership.co.uk
Website: http://www.bigpartnership.co.uk