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Doonhame Festival


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The Crichton Grounds, Bankend Road, Dumfries


In association with The Crichton Trust

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The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries

The Crichton in Dumfries is the stunning setting for D&G’s new family friendly music festival.

“We are so delighted that the Crichton has agreed to host our new festival,” says joint Festival Director, Sandy Sweetman.

Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust, says: “We are thrilled to welcome the first Doonhame Festival to The Crichton this September. We hope the festival will
become a key date in Scotland’s annual festival diary and introduce new people to our extraordinary place and welcome back regulars to experience all The Crichton offers, as a
stunning backdrop to a new family friendly music festival. We are passionate about widening access and opportunity for people to discover The Crichton and can think of no better way than three great days of music, dancing, camping, food and drink, all helping fulfil our core mission to connect people, place and the past to shape the future”.

The locally inspired and curated Doonhame Festival will feature an eclectic mix of live acts and DJs over three stages.

Line Up Announced: 17 July 2019

The focus on the line up has truly been local, with 43 of the 63 announced acts hailing from the region. The Criffel stage alone boasts 13 D&G based acts. “We wanted to focus on celebrating the region’s talent as well as bringing a fine mix of out of town acts to the festival” says Joint Festival Director Sandy Sweetman. “The creative team have had a difficult job on their hands as the timescale to programme such an event is usually closer to a year!”

Names in the Dance tent, Soul & Scooter Tents such as Big Miz, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams,Rebecca Vasmant, Craig Smith, Simon Cordiner, Dr No’s Legendary Ska Club , Mali & SugarKane
are more than equally matched by our own locally based DJ’s delivering their incredible talents.

“The brilliant ONR will be headlining the Criffel Stage on the Saturday night with 13 Crowes also managing to deliver a set on the Saturday for us, which we are absolutely delighted as they along with Lee Clark, Les Ross, Jamie Roy, Easy Skankin’ Crew, Ki Creighton and many of the other acts chosen are flying the flag for D&G on a an international basis”.

Weekend and day tickets are now available via the Doonhame Festival website. Be quick as numbers are limited.

To keep up to date with all the exciting details of the new festival join the Doonhame Festival on Facebook and Instagram @doonhamefestival and Twitter by adding @Doonhamef

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