ELECTRIC FIELDS have announced details of the new Tenement TV Discover Stage which will be joining this year’s festival; an exciting addition designed to showcase some of the best new music from around the UK and further afield.
The news arrives at the same time that festival organisers have added an extensive new list of names to this year’s stellar line-up. With tickets flying out for the highly anticipated event, organisers have secured an impressive range of established artists and emerging talent to add to the bill which already features a host of exciting names such as Dizzee Rascal, Frightened Rabbit, Band of Horses, Car Seat Headrest, The Jesus and Mary Chain and many more.
Joining them in the scenic grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries will be Foxygen, Fatherson, Temples, Nothing, Whyte Horses, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pins, Wuh Oh, Skjor, Edwin Organ, Stillhound, Divine, Rogue Emperor, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Shogun, Rascalton, Medicine Men, Dave Wakeling’s The Beat and Modern Studies.
Meanwhile, over at the Sneaky Pete’s stage the electronic line-up has been bolstered by the addition of Athens of the North, Lee Clark, Melting Pot, Soul Jam, Teesh and Wasabi Disco.
Promising an eclectic array of performers, festival organisers have also announced details of a special stage dedicated to spoken word, comedy and animation. Curated by the infamous wordsmiths of Neu! Reekie!, the stage will host artists from all over the UK including Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Hollie McNish, Jenni Fagan, Billy Letford, Alan Bissett, Louie & The Lochbacks, Janette Ayachi, Lelya Josephine, Jim Monaghan, Iona Lee, Michael Pedersen, Kevin Williamson, Will Anderson & Ainslie Henderson (Animation Showcase), Carla J Easton (Teen Canteen) and a very special performance by Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison.
Also championing new music alongside the new Tenement TV stage will be a stage curated specifically by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway. Both platforms will showcase some of the best musical talent the country has to offer.
With so much exciting news to share, Nick Roberts, Festival Co-Founder, said: “Going into our fourth year we’re absolutely thrilled to be putting on a lineup crammed full of some of the best music from Scotland and around the world. I’m truly excited for the festival and in all honesty hope the months fly by until we can all be standing on our beautiful site watching these incredible artists together. It’s going to be a hell of a weekend!”
With a growing reputation as one of Scotland’s best festivals, Electric Fields returns to Drumlanrig Castle later this year on September 1st and 2nd. Following record-breaking sales of Tier 1 and 2 tickets, organisers are advising you buy your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. Remaining Tier 3 tickets are on sale now from £95 on the official website.
Check out the teaser video below.