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Festival fallout

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , ,

LESS than two months after switching venues from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow, the plug has been pulled on the Electric Fields festival.

LESS than two months after switching venues from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow, the plug has been pulled on the Electric Fields festival.

Organisers announced in April that they were moving the festival from Drumlanrig Castle to SWG3 in Glasgow’s trendy Finnieston and eliminating on-site camping.

But this week they confirmed the event would not now go ahead in any capacity and that the festival had ceased trading.

On Tuesday the team posted a statement on their Facebook page saying the cancellation was ‘with a heavy heart’.

It read: “This decision has not come lightly and we have put in our all to try avoid this outcome, however we have been faced with challenges that we simply cannot overcome.

“As of today, Electric Fields ceases trading. For information on ticket refunds, please contact your location of purchase.

“We cannot thank you enough for your support over the years and we are truly sorry that we have not been able to make this work.”

It added: “Never did we think the party we threw in a field in Thornhill for 100 of our friends would turn into a party for 7000 in the grounds of a castle. Especially not in five short years.

“But it did, and that is thanks to all of you who came along and made it what it was.”

Electric Fields were contacted for comment.

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