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By Christie Breen
Annan and Eskdale
Festival confirms May dates

DUMFRIES and Galloway Arts Festival has announced the official dates for the 2023 festival.

Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival will return to venues across the region from May 20 to 28.

The team is building on its successes of 2022 and has created an eclectic and exciting programme of work for the 44th annual festival that offers something for everyone to enjoy.

The 2023 festival will present work in a wide variety of local venues, some non-traditional performance spaces, both outdoors and online, providing events that build community engagement, enhance the health and wellbeing of communities, and nurture equality of access and environmental sustainability.

CEO Simon Hart said: “We look forward to sharing our eclectic 2023 festival programme of performing arts with audiences across Dumfries and Galloway, and welcoming leading artists and ensembles ranging from Scottish Opera to Craig Hill to the region, as well as celebrating the rich talents of locally based actors, dancers and musicians. Join us for our 44th festival full of vibrancy, colour and fun!”

The official launch of the festival’s programme will take place on Wednesday March 22 on the festival’s website and social media channels.

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