Family-friendly fun at ButeFest

ButeFest will be opening its gates at around 1pm on Friday 29th July this year and close at noon on Monday 1st August for three-days of family-friendly fun and frolicks.

Over one-hundred acts will be performing at this year’s festival, including Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, The Baghdaddies, The Rezillos, The Magic Numbers, Skerryvore, Idlewild, Tom MacRae and Talisk. Family entertainment will be running throughout the day at no extra cost. 

This year weekend and day tickets are available from Musicker and The Dressing Room or online through Skiddle until Thursday 28th July. They are currently priced at £40 for an adult day ticket and £85 for an adult weekend ticket. Youth tickets are priced at £30 for the day and £60 for the weekend. Children under-11 are free, although tickets should be arranged in advance. Tickets on the gate will be more expensive than tickets in advance and there is a small £5 per person fee for camping at the festival. 

The festival music licence runs from 10am until midnight each night, and the alcohol licence runs until 1am each night. Acoustic music is allowed outwith these hours. 

As per the policy last year, festival-goers will be allowed to bring alcohol into the camping area, but no more than one drink at a time into the main arena. The bar will be selling a wide variety of ales, lagers, cider, wine, cocktails and sprits at reasonable prices of around £3.50. No glass is allowed on site for safety reasons. There is a strict no drugs policy in place and the security team will have the right to search people attending and confiscate illegal or dangerous items. 

Festival-goers are reminded that there will be no cash withdrawal facilities on site. 

Chair Hazel Mulholland said “We are looking forward to an exciting, safe and enjoyable festival for all those attending and we hope this information is useful for those attending and members of the public. We have an incredible three-days of entertainment lined up which will make ButeFest an unmissable event yet again, but we also want to ensure there is as little disturbance for members of the public as possible and as such we will be closely monitoring sound levels and adhering carefully to our licencing hours.”

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said:
“We are delighted to be once again supporting ButeFest. Scotland is the perfect stage for events and Emma and her team have brought together another strong programme this year. With a diverse and exciting line-up of music acts and entertainment appealing to people of all ages and tastes, the festival truly has something for everyone.”

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