For years Eden Festival has been one of Scotland’s wee hidden gems. No longer. It is now a treasure trove to be revelled in by discerning festival lovers from all over! Probably Scotland's most diverse festival showcasing fresh music and electrifying performances, corroborated by this years line up announcement.
Top of the bill
Skye and Ross from Morcheeba
Gentlemans Dub Club
Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
'250 acts will perform live over 11 stages, set in the stunning Raehill Meadows of Dumfries, from the 9th-12th of June 2016.'
This years headliners Skye and Ross from Morcheeba are bringing their acclaimed live show to Eden. True UK trip-hop legends responsible for one of the seminal albums of the 90’s, Big Calm, they’ll grace Eden’s garden with their uniquely atmospheric and spine tingling sound.
Ninja Tune's Andreya Triana is on board, fresh from her sell out shows, one incredible Bonobo-produced LP and countless A-List radio plays. Combine the South Londoner's striking stage presence with her dazzlingly soulful voice and you have one incredibly exciting performance.
The maestro of psych-pop King Charles also returns to Eden Festival, whilst his newly released album Gamble for a Rose, sails to the top 3.
Director Meredith Langley Vine has this to say “We are very excited about this first line up announcement, it's more diverse and interesting than ever before, with so many talented artists, and there's plenty more to come with lots of new music filling our smaller stages!”
Compared to previous line-ups this is Eden's most heavyweight to date. The headliners are certainly different to previous years with a more soulful selection. But if you're into more dance-orientated music there's definitely no shortage of that either.
More live acts appearing include: Congo Natty/ Toddla T & DRS/ Om Unit/ DJ Q/ Swindle/ Mungos Hi Fi/ Channel One Soundsystem/ Earls Gateshead/ DJ Vadim/ Harleigh Blu/ Stylo G/ Ed Solo & Deekline/ Admiral Fallow/ Afriqoui/ Hackney Colliery Band/ Gypsy Disco/ Yaaba Funk/ Ghetto Funk/ and ofcourse the crowd favourite Mr Motivator.
Eden Festival’s playlist includes; hip hop, dance, RnB, acoustic, soul, funk, dubstep, disco, dancehall, electronica, ska, pop, afrobeats, jungle, balkan beat, drum & bass, Ceilidh and much more…playfully meandering side by side, guiding you through a trip of space and time!