Orbital, Salsa Celtica and Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 are just some of the second wave of acts joining the lineup for this year’s Eden Festival.
Scheduled for June 11th – 14th at Raehills Meadows in Dumfriesshire, the event will encompass, as organisers say, “world music, reggae, folk, drum & bass, acoustic and everything in between”, over 10 stages.
Also among the 250 acts performing are China Shop Bull, The Nickajack Men, More From Jim, The Twistettes, Esperanza, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show, Awkward Family Portraits, and Tom McGuire & the Brassholes.
Among the acts originally confirmed are the danceable synth-pop of Little Dragon – aka Gothenburg’s Yukimi Nagano, who has a new album ‘New Me, Same Us’ due at the end of March.
Other big names include legendary DJ and BBC 6Music presenter Gilles Peterson, as well as jungle pioneer Shy FX – Andre Williams, creator of 1994’s groundbreaking ragga anthem ‘Original Nuttah’, returning for the first time since 2013.
Mercury-winning drum and bass luminary Roni Size, and rapper, activist and poet Akala are also slated to appear.
The organisers have also changed the site layout and in doing so reduced the festival capacity “to keep the small intimate feel that everyone loves.”