Music fans are ready to mark a decade of Eden
Scotland’s most eclectic music festival will celebrate its 10th birthday in style this weekend.
The Eden Festival at Raehill Meadows, near Moffat, will feature music of all genres, dance, comedy and theatre, with more than 300 performers across a dozen stages.
Director Meredith Langley Vine: “This is our 10th anniversary and it’s going to be really special. We’re excited to invite back some of the best acts from over the years.”
The Devorgilla main stage will host the headline acts and among those topping the bill will be Groove Armada, Submotion Orchestra and The Peatbog Faeries.
There will also be lots of local talent too including the Feral Choir and The Dangleberries.
Fitness guru Mr Motivator will be back to give festival-goers a workout and there will also be a paint fight and a fireworks display.
There will be a healing field in the Garden of Eden with holistic treatments and a new woodland play area with swings for adults and activities for the kids.
The Great Mountain, modelled on the Motte of Urr, will tower over a new Hanging Gardens of Babylon Arena and will host trad, classic, Celtic and platinum-selling alternative acts.
Robbie’s Tavern is back along with the Ghillidau dance emporium, The Vishnu Lounge, Voltan’s Psychedelic Temple and the Reggae stage, powered by festival-goers pedalling eight bikes.
Also check out The Thunderdome, with its lip sync battle and tons of games; Casa Caliente, with musical performances, workshops and environmental films; the Lost Disco, which comes alive at midnight; and the return of the Melodrome with its mix of Shakespeare, music, theatre and comedy.
There will be a mix of workshops on everything from wordworking to blacksmithing, a food avenue and the drive-in cinema.
The event runs until Sunday and 10,000 people are expected over the festival’s four days. The clothing theme is ancient myths and legends.
For further information see www. edenfestival.co.uk.
It’s going to be really special – festival director Meredith Langley Vine
Spectacular Thousands of fans are expected at Raehills for the 10th Eden Festival