Open Mic Stage

Saturday & Sunday

11.30am to 4.45pm

Out of the Bedroom

Edinburgh’s originals only songwriters open mic


Sad Song Club

Celebrate Sadness© at the world’s only open mic dedicated to miserable art.


Songs, poems, spoken word and more. Originals preferred. Covers welcome.

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Out of the Bedroom

Saturday 3rd June

Part 1 

11.30am -11.40am: Check In/Sign-Up

11.45am – 1.30pm: Performance Time 

Part 2 

1.15pm – 1.25pm: Check In/Sign-Up

1.30pm – 3pm: Performance Time

Part 3 

3.00pm – 3.10pm: Check In/Sign-Up

3.15pm – 4.45pm: Performance Time

Sad Song Club

Sunday 4th June

Part 1:

11:30am -11.45am: Check In/Sign-Up

11.45am – 1.45pm: Performance Time 

Part 2:

1.45pm -2pm: Check In/Sign-Up

2pm – 4pm: Performance Time

Part 3:


4pm – 4.45pm: SAD JAM.

Improvise, adapt, overcome. Group singing, rhythm and maybe some blues? Who knows? Who cares?

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Key info

  • All songs must be original (Out of the Bedroom only).
  • Each act can only play once during the day.
  • Each slot is 10 mins maximum (two songs each)
  • On signing up, let the host know how many people will be playing and what the instruments will be.
  • If you sign up in advance (Sad Song Club only) please be present for the check-in at the beginning of the session.
  • The stage is small so drum kits and amps are not permitted.
  • There will be four mics and four instrument DI inputs available. For Out of the Bedroom there will be an electro acoustic guitar and electronic keyboard available.
  • A maximum of 4 performers will be permitted on the stage at any one time. 
  • Instruments will be DI-ed into the sound desk please bring a Jack cable with you.
  • Make sure that your instruments are tuned up before going on stage.
  • Be ready to go on stage at least 15 minutes before your slot and leave the stage as quickly as possible.
  • Do not plug in or unplug equipment until directed
  • If you are not there for the start of your slot you will not be permitted to play and will not be able to  rebook
  • You are responsible for your own equipment – please label it clearly and never leave it unattended.
  • Please take care when using the house equipment, you will be charged for any damage caused by misuse.
  • Meadows Festival and Out of the bedroom accept no liability for any loss or damage to your equipment.
  • The Meadows Festival is a family friendly community event: No strong language on the stage please.
  • The festival is run entirely by Volunteers: abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.