The Razz: SING OF T THE CASTLE; Glastonbury Guru Lines Up Scotland's Stately Piles for Summer Pop Festivals

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Byline: By John Dingwall

SCOTLAND is getting a new music festival in the grand setting of its famous castles.

Darius, Girls Aloud, Ocean Colour Scene, Fun Lovin' Criminals and Status Quo are just some of the stars who will be taking part.

Held from mid-July into August, the shows - - under the banner Live At The Lawn - have been put together by Dick Tee, the organiser of the Glastonbury for festival founder Michael Eavis.

Tickets will be limited to 6000 per show. Eighties' popsters, including T'Pau, will also be heading to Scotland for the events at Crathes Castle, Culzean Castle and Newhailes, all National Trust for Scotland properties.

The shows, to be held from July 13 to August 7, are expected to be a huge boost for the Scottish tourism industry and will showcase sites regarded to be among the trust's crown jewels.

The concerts add to an incredible array of music spectaculars already confirmed for this summer's rock music calendar and will kick off just days after Scotland's biggest music weekender T in the Park at Balado, near Kinross.

Already Coldplay, Oasis and REM have lined up massive Scottish gigs at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park, Hampden and Loch Lomond respectively.

Ocean Colour Scene play Crathes Castle, Banchory,Aberdeenshire - - an historic16th Century tower house on an estate granted to the Burnett family in1323by King Robert The Bruce - on July 29. Tickets for the gig will be priced at pounds 25.

Rock legends Status Quo play there on July 30 with a support yet to be announced with tickets costing pounds 29.

Newhailes, in Musselburgh, was the 17th Century home of Scottish enlightenment figure Sir David Dalrymple, and it will be turned over to fans of New York's coolest band, the Fun Lovin' Criminalswho are best known for hits such as Scooby Snacks and Barry White Saved My Life. …