Disco legends Boney M have been announced as the Sunday night headliner in Eden Festival’s latest performer announcement.
They were one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s and one of their biggest crowd pleasers “Daddy Cool” is still the 7th biggest-selling single of all time in Britain. Eden Festival’s co-director Meredith Langley Vine said of the announcement: “We are really excited to have Boney M as the Sunday headliner, they are sure to add a bit of fun, sparkle and disco to festivals finale.”
The festival, which returns to the Raehill Meadows of Dumfries and Galloway on June 8th -11th, has staggered its headliner announcements over three consecutive Wednesdays.
This second wave of performers mixes classic favourites with current acts and also includes So Solid Crew, Gypsy Disco, Aunti Flo, Harri & Domenic (30 Years of Sub Club), Mungo’s Hi-Fi ft Solo Banton and a DJ set from Jungle.
The boutique festival features twelve different stages and has already announced Gogol Bordello and Alabama Three as just two of their 300 scheduled performers, with the third and final announcement set to be made on Wednesday 15 February. With auld Celtic drinking dens, art and dance sessions, a drive-in cinema, woodland areas, and relaxing hammocks, the festival has something for everyone.
This year’s festival will also include an exciting new development that will celebrate Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, which they have secured funding from EventScotland to provide. More details on this new element of the festival will be released at the end of February.
It also caters to every musical taste with a playlist that includes; hip hop, dance, RnB, acoustic, soul, funk, dubstep, disco, dancehall, electronica, ska, pop, African dance, jungle, balkan beat, drum & bass and Celtic music, playing together side by side.
Tier two tickets have now sold out. Tier 3 tickets cost £109 for an adult, £85 for a teenager and under 12’s get in free! (Must be accompanied by an adult). For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Eden Festival 2017 website.
If after four days of music, dance, colour, culture and community, you find yourself craving more from Eden Festival fear not, the most popular stage, the Lost Disco, is heading to Croatia two months after Eden Festival, from 17-20 August, for a sun-soaked European festival adventure. Find out more here.
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