Your Essential Guide to Electric Fields 2017

As summer reaches its end there’s no better way to celebrate than to attend one of the biggest parties of the season. Electric Fields is a weekend filled with delicious food, music and performances. 

Here’s the essential guide to your festival weekend:

Century Drumlanrig Castle - Electric Fields

The Venue

Returning to the stunning ground of the 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle, nicknamed ‘The Pink Palace’, in Dumfries and Galloway for its fourth outing, Electric Fields offers a truly unique setting, with breathtaking views in every direction.

You can also take a break from the fun of the festival with a stroll through the magical woods or down by the river before heading back for some more ace music.

The Campsite

The site is approximately 60 minutes drive south of Glasgow / Edinburgh, 90 minutes north of Carlisle and easily accessible from Dumfries and Sanquhar railway stations.

The campsites at the festival have a lovely atmosphere, with ‘love they neighbour’ being the motto for all those who set up camp.

If you want that extra level of luxury, then the boutique camping field is for you. Provided by their at Cloudhouses, you can sleep in the ultimate comfort at Electric Fields and stay in a yurt, bell tent or a squirt complete with beds, rugs and lights. 

Luxury camping with Squrts at Electric Fields
Luxury camping with Squrts at Electric Fields

As well as this, new for 2017, EF welcome Tangerine Fields and their pre-pitched village. A great way if you want to run up, have fun, and leave without ever touching a peg.


Always striving to showcase the most exciting music around at the moment, Electric Fields offers festival goers the opportunity to see up to 100 artists across four stages, as well as secret sets throughout the weekend from a few special friends. 

Frightened Rabbit headline Electric Fields
Frightened Rabbit headline Electric Fields

Friday sess Frightened Rabbit headline their first Scottish Festival, while on Saturday ‘Boy In Da Carnor’ grime superstar Dizzee Rascal brings his MC skills to the headline slot, fresh from releasing his latest critically acclaimed album “Raskit”.

For the electronically inclined, the Sneaky Pete’s stage line-up is led by Glasgow stalwart Jackmaster, known for his ability to traverse genres and moods in a few hours.

Food and Drink

As well as an amazing line-up, Electric Fields will this year be expanding its food and drink offering.

They have teamed up with the folks of Scotland’s best street food market The Pitt to bring you an awesome culinary experience at the festival. They’ll be bringing some of the best vendors in the country to set up shop in a specially curated food village to take care of rumbling stomachs and keep you energised for the weekend!

There’s a variety of new bars on offer as well, with a dedicated Ale Festival, two new cocktail bars, and a dedicated Patron Airstream Bar. 

For the wine and Prosecco fans, there’s also a new wine bar, with a wide selection of beverages from around Europe to quench your first.

Electric Fields will take place on the 1st and 2nd of September 2017 at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway DG 4AQ. Tickets are aroud £100 and the event is approximately 60 minutes drive South of Glasgow, Edinburgh and the North of Carlisle. You can purchase tickets here.

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