The Dumfries and Galloway based festival, which attracted nearly 8,000 spectators in June, has been nominated for Best Small Festival, Best Grass Roots Festival and Best Family Festival, at this year’s UK Festival Awards.
This year’s Eden Festival was hailed as the best yet, with the likes of The Cat Empire, Ms Dynamite and Grandmaster Flash performing with over 250 acts in the Raehills meadows, along with fun filled entertainment for all the family. The children’s area brought new elements of fun, from toddler to teenager, with free workshops in circus skills, carpentry, stone masonry, ironmongery, horticulture and more.
Eden Festival is a grass roots festival showcasing homegrown talent, from performers to traders. The Director, Meredith Langley Lane (25) is from Laurieston and the founder and Production Manager Adam Curtis (30) is from the Haugh of Urr. Each year over 300 local people from Dumfries and Galloway are involved with the planning and execution of the festival. An economic report into the success of the Festival is currently being produced and will be available soon. Early indications show it is bringing in over £1.5million to the local economy.
Director Meredith Langley Vine ‘We are honored to be nominated and it’s fantastic to get national recognition. We are the only Scottish festival in these categories and are hope that we can not just represent Scotland but attract some of the English festival go-ers over the border. A win could go a long way to doing that. Last year we reached the finals, and this time round fingers crossed we will go all the way!”
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