Eden the family friendly festival, returns with a Carnival theme to Raehills Meadows, Moffat, in Dumfries and Galloway from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th June 2014.
This festival offers music across multiple stages, decorations and arts, cabaret and burlesque, theatre, green power, kids entertainment and crafts and workshops.
De La Soul will headline with Artful Dodger, Bez's Acid House, Howard Marks (DJ Set & stand up), Heatwave, The Nextmen, Ghetto Funk label party including JFB, Jus Now, Electric Swing Circus, Prince Fatty ft. The Horseman, Gypsy Disco, Will And The People, Mungos Hi Fi, Asbo Disco, Dreadsquad, Beans on Toast, Federation of The Disco Pimp, Jinx In Dub, Monk3y Logic, The Black Diamond Express, Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags, Solko, Biggles Wartime Band, and special guest Mr. Motivator for the Saturday workout.
Of the festival's 11 music stages at Eden Festival, 8 are run by locals, along with the kids tent, info tent, and circus skills tent.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at £95, teen tickets are priced at £75, with children under 12 able to attend for free. A motorbike parking pas is £5, a car pass is £10, a campervan pass is £15, and a caravan (with towing vehicle) £20.
The aim behind the festival is to provide a 3 day celebration of music, dance, culture and community built on an ecologically sound and carbon friendly set of principles, exhibiting live music alongside decorations and surroundings.
New for 2014
Les Amis d'Onno will be performing their Vintage Cabaret in the Furry Chillum this year, as well as barbarian shows and horse riding stunts in a purpose built arena. The Melodrome Theatre & Secret Social who will take over the green field. By day there will be a variety of theatre shows and musicals, and by night, the Melodrome Ladies Drinking Club will be inviting you into their exclusive boudoir for a rum and gin soaked club night!
This year’s ‘Out of this World’ theme for the Kidz Arena will take the kids into space and to all things beyond, above and away from our earth, into a land of dragons and dreams! The area will be decorated with colourful planets, stars, other worldly creatures and larger than life flora and fauna. Most of the craft workshops will follow the same theme and kids will be able to make their own flags, martian masks and space shields, as well as help make carnival dragons and banners along with many other exciting workshops.
A colour filled parade will tour the site on Sunday afternoon making as much noise as possible. Children are able to make and take home items made from recycled or unwanted materials that have been locally sourced where possible.
Physical activities such as parachute games and kids yoga sessions will also be available, and as children are accompanied at all times, parents get to share the memorable experiences.
The Rheged Market will be the festival's bazaar with a multitude of stalls. Food and drink will also be situated here.
Carbon emissions from the festival will be calculated by the local Crichton Carbon Centre after the festival. The carbon will be compensated locally within Galloway with large tree plantations of a broadleaf or fruit nature. Kids from local schools will be involved in the project, which will be on-going as the trees grow and are cared for.
The Eden Festival is now organised by Galloway Arts Community Interest company, a non profit organisation run by members of the local community.
More information will be here when available.
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