Announcement 2020

The Meadows Festival Association has been considering the implications for this year's event in the current climate. In light of the Scottish government’s guidance, today we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Meadows Festival 2020 due to the current pandemic situation caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The volunteer organising committee are very disappointed and saddened to cancel the event, however, we understand that the health of the community is paramount.

The entire arts sector is facing an uncertain season; we ask that, if you can, you consider supporting local businesses and community organisations so that we can come together through this difficult time.

We are looking forward to planning 2021 and we would love your support with this. If you would like to take part, volunteer or help in any way please get in touch with us via social media!

Big Meadows Festival love to you all!

About The Meadows Festival

Saturday 1st June 2019

10am - 6pm


Sunday 2nd June 2019

11am - 6pm


Founded in 1974, the Meadows Festival is a free, volunteer-run annual event featuring live music, kids' activities, a dog show, sports, performers, Edinburgh largest outdoor market and loads more.

The festival is run by a voluntary committee, The Meadows Festival Association (Charity SCO17116).

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Festival Areas 2019

Music & Stages

We have three music stages at the festival with an exciting line-up of entertainment.

Full programme announced soon.

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Kids' Area

We have plenty of activities for all ages. Our dedicated kids' area will keep your children entertained for hours.

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Sports & Activities

The Sports & Activities Area features demonstrations and games for the public to watch and join in with, including two league shinty matches (men's and women's).

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Stalls & Community

It wouldn't be the Meadows Festival without Edinburgh's largest outdoor market, this year spanning 3 fields! This includes stalls selling merchandise, locally handcrafted items, food & drink vendors, community and information stalls.

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The Performance Area

The Performance Area will also have a programme featuring demonstrations and taster sessions from our local community groups such as dance, yoga and drumming.

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