Eden the family friendly festival, returns to Raehills Meadows, Moffat, in Dumfries and Galloway from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th June 2016.
This festival offers music across multiple stages, decorations and arts, cabaret and burlesque, theatre, green power, kids entertainment and crafts and workshops.
Over 250 acts performing across 11 stages, are led by headliners Skye and Ross from Morcheeba, Andreya Triana, King Charles, Gentleman's Dub Club, Craig Charles, Congo Natty, Toddla T & MC DRS, Om Unit, DJ Q, Swindle, Mungos Hi Fi, Channel One Soundsystem, Earl Gateshead, DJ Vadim, Harleighblu, Stylo G, Deekline & Ed Solo, Admiral Fallow, Afriquoi, Hackney Colliery Band, Gypsy Disco, Yaaba Funk, Ghetto Funk All Stars, and Mr. Motivator.
Also confirmed are The John Langan Band, Cosmo Sheldrake, Hollie Cook, Withered Hand, London Afrobeat Collective, Solko, Colonel Mustard and Dijon Five, King Eider, Breezy & The Lost Leaders, What About Wolves, Daniel Made The Flying Mules, Cairn Chorus, Dumfries & Galloway Choir, Feral Choir, Doreen, The Lone Piper, Wire & Wool, Bella and the Bear, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Heron Valley, Harry & The Hendersons, Big Hogg, Black Cat Bone, Granny Green, Feet of Clay, Acoustic Butterfly, Crackin' Craic, Anton & The Colts, Reely Jiggered, Dixie Fried, The Holy Moor, Alan Frew, Les Johnson & Me, No Quarter, Rags And Feathers, Sleeping Giants, Sittin' Pretty, The Dirty Clap Trap, Delilah And The Samsons, The Stumblers, James Michael Rodgers, Travelling Rhythm Devils, Mind Sweepers, Wall of Sound, Ook Resonator, Stomp House Sauce, Steel Valley Saints, Northern Central, Fingle & The Causeway, Starship Nicola, Lauren Dalgleish, Davy Crockets Hat, The Mean Reds, Icelandic Revolution, EB Scott, Mungo's Hi Fi Sound System ft Eva Lazarus, Breezak, Stawala Sound , Riddim Tuffa, Escape Roots & Tom Spirals, Mighty Oak, Inspirational Sound, Bass Warrior, Hometown Promotions, King David, Crucial Roots, Decades of Dub, Rampant Sound, Roodboy, Treekle, Jedi Pete, Benson's Hedges, Gremlyn, James McKinnell, No.Me, High Lassie, Big Deeb, Will Tee, Motormouf, Skratch, Special Ed, Siren bwb Veecat, Reaction Sound System, Ed Solo, Far Too Loud, Jinx In Dub, Asbo Disco, Keysound Ft Sully, Dusk And Blackdown And Koast MC, Born On Road Ft Aires. Kelvin 373. Gardna & Cheshire Cat, Itoa, Samuari Breaks, Strawberry Jam Soundsystem, Oh My Josh, Wynd And Gynd, Mojo, McBones Sausage Fest, Snatch Collective, Mister Tooley, and the resident Pad Thai Hi Fi, Dirty Saffi, Mark Day, Fagin's Reject, Liquid Ross, Aardvarkk, Illegal Machines, Xymox, Nuky, Sprocket, Alta, Highstyle, Quadrant, Sutekh, James West, Meerkat, Magoosa, Gacid, Eden Lake, Subsaharan, Mike Logic, Svess, Funkin Reject, Dexter, Sleep Paralysis, Finbanter, Fuzzy Logic, 2CBeeBies, Dharma, Ann Wot?, Mark McArthur, Trypnautic, Audio7, Psytori, Lah Narrad, and Square Eyes, Emma Gillespie, James Mackenzie, Haggis The Piper, Spartan Tartan, The Ballachulish Hellhounds, Andy Broon, Daddy Naggins, Fozzie, Megan Airlie , Steve Grozier, Zeph & The Wolf, Linzie Dray, The Cracked Man, Flew The Arrow, Cordadh, Craig Brogan, Wulver, Eko Birds, Sergio Bueno, Jo Meat Yard, Steve Wharton, Tommy Weir, Mark Farmer, Jordan Murray, Samaniona, Two Thieves, Chloe Marie, Alan Carberry, Elizabeth Flett, Jicky May, Matt Scott, Hope London, Dean Robinson, and Wise L Leathermonk.
For the line-up details and stage splits as available see the Eden line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at £115, teen tickets are priced at £85, with children under 12 able to attend for free. Car parking passes are £10, campervan £15, and caravan passes are priced at £20.
The aim behind the festival is to provide a 4 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.
Eden Festival will be going back in time, into a land of dragons and dreams, with this years fancy dress theme Myth’s and Legends.
The themed children's arena will have workshops for children and much more. The Forest Skills team will be leading woodland crafts and bushcraft skills, including campfire cooking and herb walks, and making jewellery, nature art and willow crafts.
The Kidz Arena will take you to middle earth and beyond, to a world full of serpents, dragons, elves and fairies. The area will be awash with colour, beautiful giant flora, and other mythical creatures. Most of the craft workshops will follow the same theme and children will be able to make their own elfish flags, creature masks, carnival birds and time travelling backpacks, culminating in a festival parade across the site on Sunday afternoon.
There’s so many workshops to keep them occupied with the craft marquee, forest skills tipi, little ones dome, arts yurt, and a story telling and a puppetry marquee. If that wasn’t enough to keep them entertained they can learn new skills such as circus tricks, carpentry, stone masonry, ironmongery and more. Plus they can take part in the dance offs, the annual paint fight, be motivated by Mr Motivator, and dazzled by the fire show and firework display.
The Toddlers Dome is also returning with books, toys and dressing up and on Saturday kids can seek out clues for the lost treasure and on Sunday the kids will claim the festival site as their own, when they make some noise on the colourful parade.
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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