The Essential Guide to Electric Fields 2017

With just under a month to go until the gates open for Electric Fields, the last big party of the summer, final touches are being made for a weekend of top class music, amazing food and great entertainment coupled with an intimate, community atmosphere. Here's the essential guide to your weekend…

The Venue

Returning to the stunning grounds of the 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle, nicknamed ‘The Pink Palace’, in Dumfries & Galloway for its fourth outing, Electric Fields offers a truly unique setting, with breathtaking views in every direction.

Nestled deep within the rolling hills and green forests of D&G, the venue is a haven for all those looking to escape the city for one weekend as they pitch up their tents in the castle’s back garden.

Take a break from the fun of the festival with a stroll through the magical woods or down by the river before heading back for some more ace music.

The Campsite

The site is approximately 60 minutes drive south of Glasgow / Edinburgh, 90 minutes north of Carlisle and easily accessible from Dumfries & Sanquhar railway stations.

The campsites at the festival have a lovely atmosphere, with ‘love they neighbour’ being the motto for all those who set up camp. As well as the main campsite, there is a separate family camping field, which is cannily placed in front of Drumlanrig’s massive adventure playground!

If you want that extra level of luxury, then their boutique camping field is for you. Provided by their friends at Cloudhouses, you can sleep in the ultimate comfort at Electric Fields and stay in a yurt, bell tent or a squrt complete with beds, rugs and lights. As well as this, new for 2017, EF welcome Tangerine Fields and their pre-pitched village. A great way if you want to turn up, have fun, and leave without ever touching a peg.

Line-up

Always striving to showcase the most exciting music around at the moment, EF offers festivalgoers the opportunity to see up to 100 artists across four stages, as well as secret sets throughout the weekend from a few special friends.

Friday sees Frightened Rabbit headline their first Scottish festival, which is sure to be a triumphant close to the first day. While on Saturday the ‘Boy In Da Corner grime superstar Dizzee Rascal brings his MC skills to the headline slot, fresh from releasing his latest critically acclaimed album ‘Raskit’.

New for this year, EF also has stages put together by two of Scotland’s foremost authorities on new and exciting music, with the Tenement TV Discover Stage, and a new stage curated by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, both championing passionate and exciting music from around the UK and beyond.

For those electronically inclined, the Sneaky Pete's stage line-up is led by Glasgow stalwart Jackmaster, known for his ability to traverse genres and moods in a few hours.

As well as an amazing musical line-up, Electric Fields have invited Scotland’s finest wordsmiths Neu! Reekie! to curate a fantastic line-up of spoken word, comedy & animation.

Food & Drink

As well as an amazing musical lineup, Electric Fields will this year be expanding its food and drink offering.

They have teamed up with the folks behind Scotland’s best street food market The Pitt to bring you an awesome culinary experience at the festival. They’ll be bringing some of the best vendors in the country to set up shop in a specially curated food village to take care of rumbling stomachs and keep you energised for the weekend!

There’s a variety of new bars on offer this year as well, with a dedicated Ale Festival (including their own brewed ‘Electric Ale’), two new cocktail bars - a pop-up from world renowned Edinburgh favourite Hoot The Redeemer AND a dedicated Patron Airstream Bar!

For the wine and Prosecco fans, there’s also a new wine bar, brought to the festival by Smith & Gertrude with a wide selection from around Europe to quench your thirst.

Our Kids Electric

Electric Fields welcomes adults and kids alike. They are committed to making sure that everybody has the greatest time at EF and leave with the best memories of the summer, so they are making it as safe and simple as possible for you and your little ones. For the young ones the “Our Kids Electric” area returns jam-packed with an abundance of family-friendly activities, music (did someone say kids disco?) and a great atmosphere to boot!

This year's festival is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Event's Directorate. 

For more information visit: electricfieldsfestival.com

summer, final touches are being made for a weekend of top class music, amazing food and
great entertainment coupled with an intimate, community atmosphere. Here's the essential
guide to your weekend…
The Venue
Returning to the stunning grounds of the 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle, nicknamed ‘The
Pink Palace’, in Dumfries & Galloway for its fourth outing, Electric Fields offers a truly
unique setting, with breathtaking views in every direction.
Nestled deep within the rolling hills and green forests of D&G, the venue is a haven for all
those looking to escape the city for one weekend as they pitch up their tents in the castle’s
back garden.
Take a break from the fun of the festival with a stroll through the magical woods or down by
the river before heading back for some more ace music.
The Campsite
The site is approximately 60 minutes drive south of Glasgow / Edinburgh, 90 minutes north
of Carlisle and easily accessible from Dumfries & Sanquhar railway stations.
The campsites at the festival have a lovely atmosphere, with ‘love they neighbour’ being the
motto for all those who set up camp. As well as the main campsite, there is a separate family
camping field, which is cannily placed in front of Drumlanrig’s massive adventure playground!
If you want that extra level of luxury, then their boutique camping field is for you. Provided by
their friends at Cloudhouses, you can sleep in the ultimate comfort at Electric Fields and stay
in a yurt, bell tent or a squrt complete with beds, rugs and lights. As well as this, new for
2017, EF welcome Tangerine Fields and their pre-pitched village. A great way if you want to
turn up, have fun, and leave without ever touching a peg.
Line-up
Always striving to showcase the most exciting music around at the moment, EF offers festivalgoers
the opportunity to see up to 100 artists across four stages, as well as secret sets
throughout the weekend from a few special friends.
Friday sees Frightened Rabbit headline their first Scottish festival, which is sure to be a
triumphant close to the first day. While on Saturday the ‘Boy In Da Corner grime superstar
Dizzee Rascal brings his MC skills to the headline slot, fresh from releasing his latest critically
acclaimed album ‘Raskit’.
New for this year, EF also has stages put together by two of Scotland’s foremost authorities
on new and exciting music, with the Tenement TV Discover Stage, and a new stage curated
by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, both championing passionate and exciting
music from around the UK and beyond.
For those electronically inclined, the Sneaky Pete's stage line-up is led by Glasgow stalwart
Jackmaster, known for his ability to traverse genres and moods in a few hours.
As well as an amazing musical line-up, Electric Fields have invited Scotland’s finest wordsmiths
Neu! Reekie! to curate a fantastic line-up of spoken word, comedy & animation.
Food & Drink
As well as an amazing musical lineup, Electric Fields will this year be expanding its food
and drink offering.
They have teamed up with the folks behind Scotland’s best street food market The Pitt to
bring you an awesome culinary experience at the festival. They’ll be bringing some of the
best vendors in the country to set up shop in a specially curated food village to take care of
rumbling stomachs and keep you energised for the weekend!
There’s a variety of new bars on offer this year as well, with a dedicated Ale Festival (including
their own brewed ‘Electric Ale’), two new cocktail bars - a pop-up from world renowned
Edinburgh favourite Hoot The Redeemer AND a dedicated Patron Airstream Bar!
For the wine and Prosecco fans, there’s also a new wine bar, brought to the festival by
Smith & Gertrude with a wide selection from around Europe to quench your thirst.
Our Kids Electric
Electric Fields welcomes adults and kids alike. They are committed to making sure that
everybody has the greatest time at EF and leave with the best memories of the summer, so
they are making it as safe and simple as possible for you and your little ones. For the young
ones the “Our Kids Electric” area returns jam-packed with an abundance of family-friendly
activities, music (did someone say kids disco?) and a great atmosphere to boot!With just over a month to go until the gates open for Electric Fields, the last big party of the
summer, final touches are being made for a weekend of top class music, amazing food and
great entertainment coupled with an intimate, community atmosphere. Here's the essential
guide to your weekend…
The Venue
Returning to the stunning grounds of the 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle, nicknamed ‘The
Pink Palace’, in Dumfries & Galloway for its fourth outing, Electric Fields offers a truly
unique setting, with breathtaking views in every direction.
Nestled deep within the rolling hills and green forests of D&G, the venue is a haven for all
those looking to escape the city for one weekend as they pitch up their tents in the castle’s
back garden.
Take a break from the fun of the festival with a stroll through the magical woods or down by
the river before heading back for some more ace music.
The Campsite
The site is approximately 60 minutes drive south of Glasgow / Edinburgh, 90 minutes north
of Carlisle and easily accessible from Dumfries & Sanquhar railway stations.
The campsites at the festival have a lovely atmosphere, with ‘love they neighbour’ being the
motto for all those who set up camp. As well as the main campsite, there is a separate family
camping field, which is cannily placed in front of Drumlanrig’s massive adventure playground!
If you want that extra level of luxury, then their boutique camping field is for you. Provided by
their friends at Cloudhouses, you can sleep in the ultimate comfort at Electric Fields and stay
in a yurt, bell tent or a squrt complete with beds, rugs and lights. As well as this, new for
2017, EF welcome Tangerine Fields and their pre-pitched village. A great way if you want to
turn up, have fun, and leave without ever touching a peg.
Line-up
Always striving to showcase the most exciting music around at the moment, EF offers festivalgoers
the opportunity to see up to 100 artists across four stages, as well as secret sets
throughout the weekend from a few special friends.
Friday sees Frightened Rabbit headline their first Scottish festival, which is sure to be a
triumphant close to the first day. While on Saturday the ‘Boy In Da Corner grime superstar
Dizzee Rascal brings his MC skills to the headline slot, fresh from releasing his latest critically
acclaimed album ‘Raskit’.
New for this year, EF also has stages put together by two of Scotland’s foremost authorities
on new and exciting music, with the Tenement TV Discover Stage, and a new stage curated
by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, both championing passionate and exciting
music from around the UK and beyond.
For those electronically inclined, the Sneaky Pete's stage line-up is led by Glasgow stalwart
Jackmaster, known for his ability to traverse genres and moods in a few hours.
As well as an amazing musical line-up, Electric Fields have invited Scotland’s finest wordsmiths
Neu! Reekie! to curate a fantastic line-up of spoken word, comedy & animation.
Food & Drink
As well as an amazing musical lineup, Electric Fields will this year be expanding its food
and drink offering.
They have teamed up with the folks behind Scotland’s best street food market The Pitt to
bring you an awesome culinary experience at the festival. They’ll be bringing some of the
best vendors in the country to set up shop in a specially curated food village to take care of
rumbling stomachs and keep you energised for the weekend!
There’s a variety of new bars on offer this year as well, with a dedicated Ale Festival (including
their own brewed ‘Electric Ale’), two new cocktail bars - a pop-up from world renowned
Edinburgh favourite Hoot The Redeemer AND a dedicated Patron Airstream Bar!
For the wine and Prosecco fans, there’s also a new wine bar, brought to the festival by
Smith & Gertrude with a wide selection from around Europe to quench your thirst.
Our Kids Electric
Electric Fields welcomes adults and kids alike. They are committed to making sure that
everybody has the greatest time at EF and leave with the best memories of the summer, so
they are making it as safe and simple as possible for you and your little ones. For the young
ones the “Our Kids Electric” area returns jam-packed with an abundance of family-friendly
activities, music (did someone say kids disco?) and a great atmosphere to boot!With just over a month to go until the gates open for Electric Fields, the last big party of thesummer, final touches are being made for a weekend of top class music, amazing food andgreat entertainment coupled with an intimate, community atmosphere. Here's the essentialguide to your weekend…The VenueReturning to the stunning grounds of the 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle, nicknamed ‘ThePink Palace’, in Dumfries & Galloway for its fourth outing, Electric Fields offers a trulyunique setting, with breathtaking views in every direction.Nestled deep within the rolling hills and green forests of D&G, the venue is a haven for allthose looking to escape the city for one weekend as they pitch up their tents in the castle’sback garden.Take a break from the fun of the festival with a stroll through the magical woods or down bythe river before heading back for some more ace music.The CampsiteThe site is approximately 60 minutes drive south of Glasgow / Edinburgh, 90 minutes northof Carlisle and easily accessible from Dumfries & Sanquhar railway stations.The campsites at the festival have a lovely atmosphere, with ‘love they neighbour’ being themotto for all those who set up camp. As well as the main campsite, there is a separate familycamping field, which is cannily placed in front of Drumlanrig’s massive adventure playground!If you want that extra level of luxury, then their boutique camping field is for you. Provided bytheir friends at Cloudhouses, you can sleep in the ultimate comfort at Electric Fields and stayin a yurt, bell tent or a squrt complete with beds, rugs and lights. As well as this, new for2017, EF welcome Tangerine Fields and their pre-pitched village. A great way if you want toturn up, have fun, and leave without ever touching a peg.Line-upAlways striving to showcase the most exciting music around at the moment, EF offers festivalgoersthe opportunity to see up to 100 artists across four stages, as well as secret setsthroughout the weekend from a few special friends.Friday sees Frightened Rabbit headline their first Scottish festival, which is sure to be atriumphant close to the first day. While on Saturday the ‘Boy In Da Corner grime superstarDizzee Rascal brings his MC skills to the headline slot, fresh from releasing his latest criticallyacclaimed album ‘Raskit’.New for this year, EF also has stages put together by two of Scotland’s foremost authoritieson new and exciting music, with the Tenement TV Discover Stage, and a new stage curatedby BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, both championing passionate and excitingmusic from around the UK and beyond.For those electronically inclined, the Sneaky Pete's stage line-up is led by Glasgow stalwartJackmaster, known for his ability to traverse genres and moods in a few hours.As well as an amazing musical line-up, Electric Fields have invited Scotland’s finest wordsmithsNeu! Reekie! to curate a fantastic line-up of spoken word, comedy & animation.Food & DrinkAs well as an amazing musical lineup, Electric Fields will this year be expanding its foodand drink offering.They have teamed up with the folks behind Scotland’s best street food market The Pitt tobring you an awesome culinary experience at the festival. They’ll be bringing some of thebest vendors in the country to set up shop in a specially curated food village to take care ofrumbling stomachs and keep you energised for the weekend!There’s a variety of new bars on offer this year as well, with a dedicated Ale Festival (includingtheir own brewed ‘Electric Ale’), two new cocktail bars - a pop-up from world renownedEdinburgh favourite Hoot The Redeemer AND a dedicated Patron Airstream Bar!For the wine and Prosecco fans, there’s also a new wine bar, brought to the festival bySmith & Gertrude with a wide selection from around Europe to quench your thirst.Our Kids ElectricElectric Fields welcomes adults and kids alike. They are committed to making sure thateverybody has the greatest time at EF and leave with the best memories of the summer, sothey are making it as safe and simple as possible for you and your little ones. For the youngones the “Our Kids Electric” area returns jam-packed with an abundance of family-friendlyactivities, music (did someone say kids disco?) and a great atmosphere to boot!
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