Return Of Family Friendly Music Festival In Dumfries Good News For Summer Festival Goers

Last week the Doonhame Festival received the long-awaited news from the First Minister’s announcement, confirming no change to their capacity and meeting government requirements.


The boutique festival, featuring headliners including Kaiser Chiefs, The Feeling, Bad Manners and Skerryvore are excited to make their return on the 30th July, for the 2-day music festival. Held within the charming church grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries and Galloway, the festival is sponsored by local company MKM Timber and supported by local authorities and EventScotland, part of VisitScotland.


Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events for VisitScotland: “We are proud to support Doonhame Festival through Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, and very much welcome the return of live events this summer. This festival will provide a host of economic, social, and cultural benefits to the area.  With its stellar line-up of artists and bands, festival goers will be in for a long-awaited, and real musical feast.


With 4 stages of great music, high-quality food village, licensed bar, and camping options, the Doonhame Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a safe, music-filled weekend this summer.

A selection Of Photos from Doonhame festival Saturday

The festival offers on-site camping, which are limited to allow for sufficient space between pitches, adhering to the COVID-19 Policy; there is also a Holiday Inn within the festival grounds.

The festival will take place in a spacious, open air environment and there will be sanitising stations and crowd management measures in place. The capacity of the festival has been reduced to ensure there is ample space to keep a safe distance from others, but without compromising on the overall festival experience.


Sandy Sweetman, Joint Festival Director said, “We received the best possible news for Doonhame Festival. We can now confidently go ahead as planned with the festival on the 30th and 31st of July at The Crichton. It’s been a rollercoaster ride behind the scenes anticipating the position we may be in. We now have a clear path! Thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you to the festival!


Kaiser Chiefs’ Simon Rix added: “We are excited to be headlining the Doonhame Festival in Dumfries this year. Playing to our fans in Scotland is always a highlight for us and we look forward to seeing them all in July”.


Kaiser Chiefs, The Feeling, Bad Manners, Skerryvore, Toploader, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Franky’s Evil Party, The Lutras, Tiderays, The Meanies, I Am A Raver, Ibiza Mania, and over 40 other acts have all confirmed their availability to perform in July, as well as many more talented local artists.


Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5’s John McMustard added: “We cannot wait to get down to Doonhame Festival. The crowds are brilliant in Dumfries and Galloway, and I think we all deserve a festival there. The line-up is fantastic with some big names and acts that will have us all dancing and partying.


Doonhame Kids is taking place on the festival site on Sunday 1st August, to give kids a festival experience too. This will feature live performances from tribute acts including Little Mix, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande.


Tickets are available to purchase on the Doonhame Festival website (www.doonhamefestival.co.uk).

Tier 2 Weekend Tickets are currently available. Adult Weekend Ticket (£90); Youth Weekend Ticket 12-17 years old (£75); Child Weekend Ticket 5-11 years old (£35); Under 5 Weekend Ticket (£10); Family Weekend Ticket – 2 Adults and 2 Children, any age under 12 (£210). Add weekend camping at £25. Doonhame Kids tickets are available at £10.