VisitScotland: Powerful boost for ‘electric’ music festival

Published on : Friday, August 12, 2016

unnamedThe Electric Fields Festival is one of 21 events across the country receiving support from the EventScotland National Funding Programme, as part of VisitScotland’s work to deliver the national events strategy Scotland the Perfect Stage.


The two-day music festival set in the stunning grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August has been awarded £12,800.


It and the other 20 events across 13 of Scotland’s local authority areas are receiving a combined total of £232,700 awarded from Round 32 of the National Funding Programme.


Administered by EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, The National Funding Programme was established to enable the strategic development of events taking place outwith Edinburgh and Glasgow, with the aim of driving domestic tourism and increasing economic impact for local communities throughout Scotland.


Thanks to the funding, and in keeping with the objectives of the National Funding Programme, the regional events will now be in a position to further develop by extending and enhancing their programmes in order to increase attendance figures and improve the overall spectatorand visitor experience.


The Electric Fields Festival is now in its third year and has continued to grow in stature and popularity year on year. This year’s festival takes place for the first time over two days with more than 90 artists included in the line-up and boutique and family camping also added to the experience.


Nick Roberts, co-founder of Electric Fields Festival said:


We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this EventScotland funding as it will help us ensure that the Electric Fields Festival 2016 is our biggest and best yet, cementing its place on Scotland’s music festival calendar.”


Doug Wilson, VisitScotland Regional Director, said:


“I’m delighted that this up and coming Dumfries & Galloway event has been selected as a funding recipient in the latest round of EventScotland’s National Funding Programme.I’m sure that the financial boost combined with the fantastic programme planned will ensure it is a superb success.


“These funding awards for regional events provide invaluable support by helping them create an even more attractive proposition to attract increased attendance – not only from their local areas but also from much further afield. That promotes the venues as excellent visitor destinations and contributes greatly to the region’s economy – which is hugely important.”



Source:- Visit Scotland


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