Eden Festival

Submitted by edg on Sun, 26 May '24 11.36pm
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Eden Festival sounds like it should be in Edinburgh, but it's in fact a multi-day, family friendly, outdoor music and arts fest south of Edinburgh, in a tented village in the Meadows of Raehills Estate in Moffat.

Amadou & Mariam top the billing on the main stage (dubbed The Great Mountain), with a range of other music across the festival's other 11 areas: pop, world, alternative, Celtic, folk/roots, funk, electronic, spoken word.

The 2024 festival theme is Myths and Legends with a prize of 2 Weekend tickets for Eden 2025 for the best costume of the year.

It's also home to a variety of silvan inspired arts, crafts and activities. Other festival marquees cater food and drink, with areas for woodland creativity and kids play.

The Eden Festival has more than 250 acts over 10 stages, with previous artists have included Sister Sledge, Cat Power, Supergrass, Gogol Bordello, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Gerry Cinnamon, Ezra Collective, Boney M, De La Soul, The Cat Empire, Grandmaster Flash, and Gill-Scott Heron.


Car/cycle: Eden Festival is around one and a half hour's drive or if you are feeling more adventurous a 6 hour bike ride from the centre of Edinburgh.

Bus: The festival site is on a public bus route called ‘St Ann’s’ and it is on both the X74 route to/from Glasgow/Dumfries and the 101 via St Ann’s to/from Edinburgh/Dumfries. Then take the Eden shuttle bus to the ticket office, which runs throughout the weekend during ticket office opening times.

Train: The nearest train station to Eden is Lockerbie (12miles) and Dumfries (15miles).

Tickets & Gates

You can buy day tickets or tickets for the whole four days.

The Festival line-up is from Friday to Sunday night.

The gates to the campsite open 2pm on Thursday, 13th June and close again at 12pm on the Monday, 17th June.


There are a variety of options for overnight festival-goers from bringing your own four-wheeled campers and on-site glamping, renting Eden Festival's bell tents or yurts. 

The bell tents come in 4m, 5m and 6m sizes sleeping 3, 6, or 10 people. 2024 prices £356.50, £406.50, £486.50 +booking fee.

Yurts are 10 ft, 12 ft, and 16 ft in diametre and sleep 2, 3, and 6 people. 2024 prices: £431.50, £516.50, £711.50 +booking fee.