ELECTRIC FIELDS have announced that they will be moving to SWG3 in Glasgow for its 2019 edition.

The music festival has spent the last five years in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway but organisers have had to move the event due to rising costs outwith their control aswell as ongoing logistical and transport issues.

Announcing the change of plan, Nick Roberts, Electric Fields Director, said: “After spending the past five years putting on a quality outdoor music festival we found the rising costs this year have led us to reimagining how Electric Fields takes place for 2019.

“Although we leave Dumfries & Galloway with a heavy heart, our new venue offers a very exciting opportunity for us to flex our creative muscle and put on an outstanding show in the heart of Glasgow.”

The festival will still take place on its original dates on 4th, 5th and 6th July and will feature an eclectic lineup of music, comedy, arts and family friendly activities across a mixture of indoor and outdoor stages.

And although SWG3 will offer a different vibe, organisers have promised that they won’t cut anything down on the creative side. The lineup has not been affected and will see the likes of The Vaccines, Frank Turner, Sleaford Mods, Metronomy, Fat White Family and more take to the stage at the industrial venue in Finnieston while ticket prices will change to reflect day prices.

With camping no longer available, organisers will be working to bring on board accommodation partners and will be running buses from Dumfries and Galloway to SWG3 everyday covered by the festival.

Everyone who has already purchased tickets for the July 4-6 festival has been notified and have been advised to contact info@electricfieldsfestival.com with any queries. Their full statement can be seen here.