Drumlanrigs Electric – Will You Be Electric Too?

Picturesque Drumlanrig Castle is the backdrop to the fast-growing indie music Festival, Electric Fields, on 1and 2 September.

Electric by name and nature, Electric Fields 2017 has a high voltage line up of brilliant and diverse bands. Frightened Rabbit, Dizzee Rascal, Peter Hook and the Light, British Sea Power and dozens more outfits are performing over the weekend.

The great music is enhanced by the Festival’s setting, in the scenic grounds of one of Scotland’s most dazzling stately homes. Electric Fields has a winning formula and can capture many new fans in the next few years. The camping areas are excellent, the food and drink offer is superb and organisers are developing many initiatives to wow visitors.

Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Events Champion said;

“Electric Fields is fresh, exciting and is bringing brilliant live music to Dumfries and Galloway. The Festival is growing in a sustainable and responsible way, which brings many economic benefits to Dumfries and Galloway especially employment and increasing tourism numbers.
This year’s programme is one of the strongest to date and demonstrates our region’s ability to hold major festivals.”

Alex Roberts, co-promoter of the Festival said,

“We’re hugely excited about hosting the last big party of the summer at the incredible Drumlanrig Castle. Be prepared for a weekend of top class music, amazing food and great family entertainment within an intimate, community atmosphere. Our fourth festival looks set to be the best yet. We can’t wait to welcome you all!”

Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland added;

“We are delighted to be supporting Electric Fields, which showcases some of the latest and most eclectic music from the UK and all over the world in the exceptional setting of Drumlanrig Castle.
Dumfries and Galloway is quickly establishing itself as one of the leading boutique festival destinations so it’s great to see Electric Fields return for another year, showing why Scotland is the perfect stage for events.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council is providing £18,000 of funding to Rocks Events Limited, the local events company behind the Festival. The funding comes from the Council’s unique Major Festivals and Events Strategy, 2014-2018, which is providing grants to 18 major events in the region in 2017/18. The Festival is also being supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, through their National Event Fund.

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