Electric Fields 2019 is cancelled

After a massive venue shift from Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway to SWG3 in Finnieston, Glasgow, Electric Fields music festival has now announced it won't be taking place at all

Article by Jamie Dunn | 04 Jun 2019
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Back in April, music festival Electric Fields made the surprise announcement that it would not take place in Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, as had originally been advertised and where previous editions had been held. The festival was to move to SWG3 in Finnieston, which angered many fans who had already purchased their tickets. The city location was chosen because of "the rising costs of producing outdoor camping festivals and ongoing logistical & transport challenges," said the festival at the time. Now Electric Fields has bitten the bullet and cancelled altogether.

The festival organisers made the formal announcement on Electric Field's Twitter page: "With a heavy heart, we are having to cancel Electric Fields 2019," the statement begins. "This decision has not come lightly, and we have put in our all to avoid this outcome, however, we have been faced with challenges that we simply can't overcome."

Metronomy, The Vaccines and Frank Turner were among the acts due to perform this year. People who have already bought tickets should contact the organisation or ticket provider from which they were purchased.

The statement also said: "Never did we think that the party we threw in a field in Thornhill for 100 of our friends would turn into a party of 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."

It's always a sad day when Scotland loses one of its music events. We wish the Electric Fields team the best with future endeavours.

Electric Fields was due to take place 4-6 Jul. See for electricfieldsfestival.com more announcements