1-2 September, Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway
If you haven’t yet already heard of Electric Fields music festival then it’s maybe time to perk up your ears and take a little note. It is one of Scotland's newest and most exciting, and definitely not one to be missed. Only on its fourth year, Electric Fields is preparing to welcome some giant, big-name acts to its stages this year. The likes of Dizzee Rascal, Glass Animals, Fatherson, Band of Horses and Frightened Rabbit are just a few names that may tempt you. But if the music isn't your thing, then Electric Fields will definitely have something else sure to draw you in. Have a little read to find out what else is on offer...
Set deep within a beautiful forest backdrop in Dumfries and Galloway, the festival provides a unique, intimate and unforgettable atmosphere for goers of all ages and musical tastes. This year, there will be music coming from four different stages; the Main Stage hosting all your favourite acts, the slightly smaller Tenement TV Discover Stage, the electronic Sneaky Pete’s and new this year is Music from The Big Pink, dedicated to showcasing the best new music from across the UK, hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s very own Vic Galloway.
As promised, music isn’t everything this festival has to offer. Across the weekend there will also be spoken word performances curated by Neu! Reekie! as well as various comedy and animation performances.
Still not tickling your fancy? Then how about some mouth-watering food and drink to tempt your taste buds…
This year sees the expansion of the festival’s food and drink section. Introducing; The Pitt Food Market - an exquisite street-food-inspired taste experience. Electric Fields will also have its very own Ale and Craft Beer Festival this year, hydrating festival goers with a selection of both classic and alternative alcoholic and soft drink beverages.
Tequila Patrón will also be attending Electric Fields and they are bringing top Edinburgh bartender and mixologist Ian McPherson with them. The 'Patrón the Summer' airstream will be set up and ready for guests to come and try one of the three special cocktails available across the weekend. As well as this, Ian has created his very own Tequila Patrón inspired cocktail especially for Electric Fields. It goes by the name of 'Electric Cactus', and is definitely one to be tried.
STILL not enough? What if I told you that you could bring your kids along too? Priding themselves in catering to everyone, EF certainly doesn’t exclude children. Returning to EF is the ‘Our Kids Electric Area’, hosting a large array of arts & crafts, an adventure playground and even a children’s disco. With boutique camping options also available and only one hour south from Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is no surprise that the festival was voted as one of "The Times Top 50 Summer Festivals", with particular focus on its family offering.
Electric Fields has also been chosen by The Guardian as one of “the best UK rock, pop and dance festivals for 2017”, as well as “#1 Festival Under £100” – Gigwise and “The Critics Choice Festival” – Huffington Post.
Now you REALLY have no excuse. So go on, you can purchase your tickets here.