Dumfries’ Doonhame Festival is full steam ahead for Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July this year at The Crichton, with fresh headliners The Waterboys and Alabama 3 joining the strong lineup that fell foul to Covid regulations at the final hurdle last year.
The boutique festival has confirmed acts including The Feeling, Bad Manners, Toploader, Kyle Falconer, Skerryvore, Shambolics, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 and I’m A Raver have all confirmed to appear on the bill.
The Dangleberries, the recently reformed Finding Albert and The Lucky Doves add to a strong local presence along with Tiderays, The Lutras, Black Cat Bone, Redfish Blues Band and Cumbria-based Novablood. Many more acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Held within the charming church grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries and Galloway, the festival is sponsored by local company MKM Timber and supported by The Crichton Trust.
Sandy Sweetman, Joint Festival Director said, “We are so pleased to be able to come back again following the last-minute change in regulations that grounded us last year. It has been a challenge to re-book artists as demand increased with other festivals and postponed tours taking place, but we are absolutely over the moon that festival favourites The Waterboys and Alabama 3 can join us this year.”
Mike Scott, The Waterboys said, “I have a few connections in the Southwest, old friends in Langholm and Dumfries, remembered childhood holidays and travels, days in Kirkcudbright and Carsphairn, but don’t often get to play music in the region so it makes me very happy to bring The Waterboys and come and play Doonhame Festival. Looking forward to seeing you there!”
Promising 2 days of great music, high-quality food village, relaxation area, licensed bar, and camping options, the Doonhame Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a music-filled weekend in a spacious, open-air environment with everything in place to ensure a safe and relaxed festival experience.
The festival offers on-site camping, and there is also a Holiday Inn within the festival grounds.
As a commitment to good value, tickets will be released at Tier One pricing for a short period with an Adult weekend ticket available for only £75.
Tickets are available to purchase on the Doonhame Festival website www.doonhamefestival.co.uk
Tier 1 Weekend Tickets are currently available.