Scotland's second largest music festival of 2017 will be returning to the Raehills Meadows of Dumfries and Galloway on June 8th -11th for its 9th year. Hosting twelve different stages with 300 performers, Eden Festival really does cater for all. Eden hosts an eclectic mix of music and stages; whether you want to relax in the hammocks and dip your toe in the water, hang out in auld Celtic drinking dens, get the kids involved in games and crafts sessions, take part in a paint fight or simply dance till the sun comes up whilst meeting amazing like minded individuals, then Eden Festival is for you.
2manydjs are a huge name in the clubbing and festival arena but for the uninitiated it’s the creation of brothers David and Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax). Pioneers of the mashup scene, they have every trick in their DJ bag, mixing prog rock to RnB, from trendy hip hop to banging German Techno. They have had 8 singles in the UK singles chart and their album ‘As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt.2’ was named the best popular music album of 2002 by the New York Times.
Critics have noted the constant evolution of Cat Power's sound, with a mix of punk, folk and blues on her earliest albums, and elements of soul and other genres more prevalent in her later material. Her 2012 album Sun incorporated electronica, in a self-proclaimed move from the "really slow guitar songs" she initially wrote for the album. She has worked alongside the biggest in the music industry collaborating with Dave Grohl, Faithless, Yoko Ono and Beck.
Denmark’s Agnes Obel is an award winning musician with two platinum selling albums under her belt and about to achieve her third with her recently released album ‘Citizens of Glass’. She is a top five artist in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, as well as having two singles in the UK charts. One of the most exciting and current acts that Eden Festival has hosted, she will be bringing her female classically trained band; expect keys, cellos, drums and clarinets, and Agnes Obel’s stunning vocals.
A little bit of Bollywood will be appearing at Eden too in the form of Kismet, a six-piece band fusing funky, bhangra, reggae and rock.
Co- Director Meredith Langley Vine “We can’t believe the amazing amount of talented and revered artists coming to this year’s Eden Festival, it really is starting to attract a stampede of established acts as the festival grows and evolves.”
Other confirmed acts performing at Eden Festival 2017:
GOGOL BORDELLO / BONEY M / ALABAMA 3 / ALICE RUSSELL / JUNGLE (DJ Set) / DUB PHIZIX & STRATEGY / MALA / SO SOLID CREW FT. ROMEO, LISA MAFFIA, ASHER D & SWISS / HORSE MEAT DISCO / ADMIRAL FALLOW / MUNGO'S HI-FI Ft SOLO BANTON / BORN ON ROAD (Ft Benny Page, Kelvin 373, Aries, Selecta Jman) / GAVIN MARWICK’S JOURNEYMAN PROJECT / AUNTIE FLO / GYPSY DISCO / THE CHAIR / HARRI & DOMENIC (30 Years of Sub Club) / FLeCK / TALISK / EVA LAZARUS SOUNDSYSTEM / ASBO DISCO
Eden Festival’s playlist includes; hip hop, dance, RnB, acoustic, soul, funk, dubstep, disco, dancehall, electronica, ska, pop, African dance, jungle, Balkan beat, drum & bass and Celtic music, playing together side by side. More acts will be announced shortly!
They still have more acts to unveil plus news on a new stage launching at Eden Festival this year supported by EventScotland, celebrating Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Eden Festival this year, through our National Funding Programme. The festival is a great boost for Dumfries and Galloway, giving visitors and locals the chance to enjoy some great Scottish bands alongside world renowned acts in the stunning scenery of Raehills Meadows.”
Tier 1 and 2 tickets have now sold out. Tier 3 tickets cost £109 for an adult, £85 for a teenager and under 12’s get in free! (Must be accompanied by an adult) For more information visit their website www.edenfestival.co.uk