Mu­sic fans are ready to mark a decade of Eden

The Galloway News - - THE TICKET -

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. eden­fes­ti­

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

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