Electric Fields moves from Dumfries & Galloway to Glasgow
Organisers of local music festival Electric Fields have announced that they are to move the event away from Dumfries & Galloway.
A statement on their website posted today states that they are to move the festival from its home of 5 years in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle to an inner-city location.
They state “rising costs” and “ongoing logistical and transport challenges” as the reason.
The announcement reads:
“Important News: Electric Fields is moving site for 2019
Due to the rising costs of producing outdoor camping festivals and ongoing logistical & transport challenges we have made the difficult decision to move site to an inner city location in Glasgow.
Electric Fields Festival 2019 will relocate to SWG3 with the event going ahead with the same full lineup (plus a few new additions), on the same dates, with all the usual EF stages (outdoors and indoors), Our Kids Electric, plus quality street food & drink.
SWG3 is located in the popular Finnieston area, with excellent transport links from around Glasgow and further afield. The venue capacity is also slightly larger than we normally have so we’ll be able to welcome some more of you to join us.
We have had 5 amazing years producing the festival there and thank everyone at the castle for their immense support, as well as everyone involved in making those lasting memories in the fields.
We’ve contacted all ticket holders so please check your inbox for more information, for any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to you joining us on the next chapter for Electric Fields as we move to the urban jungle.”
The announcement has come as a shock to many people who have already purchased tickets for this year’s festival. The news has generally not been well received so far by fans, who have taken to the Electric Fields Facebook page to express their disappointment. Many have asked for a full refund, saying that they would prefer to attend a festival that offered camping in a rural setting.
What is clear is that this will be a sad loss for Dumfries & Galloway. The festival appeared on the BBC News website in January after an economic impact study showed that it was worth £1.45million to the region.