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Eden Festival postponed until next year

Organisers of the summer fling considered rescheduling to later in the year, but have now announced it will not return until 2022

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By Donald Turvill
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Eden Festival postponed until next year

A MAJOR music festival hosted in Upper Annandale has announced it will not run again until 2022.

This year Eden Festival was due to celebrate a decade since it relocated to Raehills Meadows near Moffat from the Forest of Ae, where it was launched in 2009.

Organisers issued a statement in February expressing skepticism over whether the four-day event in June would be able to go ahead this year due to Covid restrictions on large-scale events. And now they have announced with “great disappointment” that the festival has been postponed until next summer.

A statement shared online last week said: “Over the past year, we have remained hopeful that, with the rollout of the vaccine we may see a return to the fields.

“However, with the festival now only ten weeks away and with no set date for social distancing to be over in Scotland, we are unable to continue to plan for June 2021.

“We have considered rescheduling the event later in the summer but we feel things are still too unpredictable and the best option for everyone would be to start planning for the 9th – 12th of June 2022.”

It added ticket holders should have already received an email with details about rolling over tickets for next year or obtaining a refund.

It’s not all bad news for regulars of the jamboree, however, as details of Eden’s 2022 line-up swiftly followed the cancellation notice. Taking to the festival’s ten stages next year will be Supergrass, Coolio, Roni Size and Craig Charles Funk and Soul Disco Club amongst others, with all announced acts listed online.

Organisers added: “Though disappointing, it does leave us counting down the days with excitement at the prospect of a huge celebration in the summer of 2022. Thanks again for your continued support, stay safe and watch this space.”

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