The Comet is Coming, The Vaselines for Jupiter Rising 2019

Alpha Maid, OH141 and Sarra Wild also among the first announcements for the expanded version of Jupiter Artland’s music festival

Article by Emily Corpuz | 06 Feb 2019
  • The Comet is Coming

After the success of Jupiter Campout – Jupiter Artland’s art-led mini-music festival – the event is getting an upgrade this year, and will take place across the full August bank holiday weekend. It’s also getting a new name too. Jupiter Campout is dead; long live Jupiter Rising.

The first wave of announcements for the new Jupiter Rising are in and they’re good enough to blow away those winter chills and turn your mind to the summer. Taking place from 23 to 25 August at Jupiter Artland, Jupiter Rising will feature Mercury-nominated jazz outfit The Comet is Coming, Glasgow legends The Vaselines and electronic musician Alpha Maid. Sarra Wild of OH141 will also curate a late-night stage set in the woods, fostering OH141’s mission to represent women, people of colour, and members of the LGBTQ+ community within electronic music. Also heavily involved in Jupiter Rising is contemporary Glasgow-based visual artist Jim Lambie, who is designing the festival's visual identity.

We’re told Jupiter Rising will also spotlight interdisciplinary artists Duncan Marquiss and Natasha Lall, whose works transcend genre, and you’ll find experimental dance performances, film screenings, talks and art walks through Jupiter's 100-acre sculpture park. Jupiter Rising will also premiere a new work by artist Mary Hurrell as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. Or if you’d like more relaxing activities, have a dip in the lake or check out the woodland dining and cocktail bar.

“Art, music, performance, feasting and dancing; I can’t think of a better way of evoking the spirit of Jupiter while supporting emerging artists and performers,” said Jupiter Artland’s Founding Director, Nicky Wilson. “This art-led festival will create a space for experimental, content-rich projects in an iconic landscape.”

Head over to for a limited number of special price weekend passes. Tickets are £65-£85 for two-day admission; children 12 and under go free.