Programme 2019

Welcome to the Meadows Festival 2019!


Thank you for attending the 45th year of the Meadows Festival! There is a wide range of activities on offer this year. From capoeira, storytelling and Mr Boom at the Centre for Open Learning Kids’ Area, to an amazing programme of young musicians at the Totally Sound Futures Stage - all programmed, organised and managed by young people.

The Tonegarden Stage was ever popular and showcases the best local talent out there! Have a dance and grab a drink at the Stewart Brewing Bar. Or if alternative music floats your boat, head to the DECAGRAM Bar & Stage.

The Sports Area has a range of matches, tournaments and activities for kids, young people and adults to watch and take part in. Or, if you love a show then head over to the Performance Area or enter your dog into the EDCH Dog Show!

Tonegarden Stage

    11am - Ailsa And The Seahorses
    12pm - Gnawa Trance Fusion
    1pm - LaKyoto
    2pm - Smoking Jeffreys
    3pm - The Tesla Coils
    4pm - Sad Society
    5pm - Richy Neill And The Reinforcement

    11am - Castle Chorus
    12pm - Oskar Braves
    1pm - EBB
    2pm - Late Night Pizza
    3pm - Nipples of Venus
    4pm - John Edge & The Kings of Nowhere
    5pm - SUPA & Da Kryptonites

Totally Sound Futures Stage

    11am - Calum Anderson
    11.15am - Royalty
    11.25am - Connection
    11.35am - Hamish Hepburn
    11.45am - A Whole Thing
    11.55am - Stephanie
    12.05pm - Paige Flemming
    12.15pm - Ellen Burnett
    12.25pm - Alexander Payne
    12.35pm - Nicole Carlin
    12.45pm - Just The Brave
    12.55pm - Anders
    13.10pm - Chris
    13.25pm - St. David and his clowns
    13.35pm - Rae Cassidy
    13.45pm - Erin Cuthbert
    14.00pm - Anna Lodge
    14.10pm - Drake Music
    14.25pm - Emma
    14.45pm - Ollie
    15.00pm - Social Exclusion Club
    15.10pm - Gritty Kings
    15.30pm - Rory douglas & band
    15.45pm - Hypertoxic Candy
    16.05pm - Selkies
    16.30pm - First Offence

    11.00am - Taylor Cullen
    11.15am - Reefer Wolves
    11.30am - Sula
    11.45am - Jennifer Robertson
    12.00pm - Jasmin Miln
    12.15pm - Jamie
    12.30pm - God Save The Queen
    12.45pm - Murray
    13.00pm - Connor Fyfe
    13.25pm - Orion's Belt
    13.45pm - Geckohead
    14.10pm - Sasha Kaloheri
    14.25pm - Magnus Turpie
    14.35pm - Hip Priest
    15.00pm - Red Larsen
    15.30pm - The Libertones
    15.50pm - Cannongate
    16.20pm - Firhill Soul Band

DECAGRAM Bar & Stage

DECAGRAM Presents:

    12pm - Dr VZX Moist
    12.50pm - ComCat
    1.40pm - Joy Abacus and the Positive experience
    2.30pm - Bless This Machine
    3.20pm - King Eider
    4.10pm - Main Ingredient's Movers International (pilot set)

Samedia Shebeen Presents:

    5pm ‘til close - Samedia Outrider 2-Hour Set

Fresh Produce Presents:

    12pm - Wylde
    12.45pm - Betty and the Bass

Henry’s Cellar Bar Presents:

    1.30pm - Chris Glen, Burnt Paw
    2.30pm - Trio Velcro
    3.10pm - Loud South Ladies

DECAGRAM Presents:

    4pm - Toby Mottershead, the Jack of Diamonds
    4.40pm - The Daniel McGeever Band
    5.30pm - Delta Mainline

Centre for Open Learning Kids’ Area

    11am - 4.30pm
    Kidding Around: A cozy book corner, crafts, and other exciting activities!
    11am - 1pm
    Small Stories: Storytelling
    1pm - 2pm
    Storytelling with Mary Sutherland (Sunday Only)
    2pm - 3.30pm
    CDO Scotland Capoeira: Kids Capoeira Workshop
    4pm - 5pm
    Mr Boom

Sports Area

Shinty sessions running throughout the day on Pitch 1:

Taster Sessions: Learn the basic shinty skills and see if you can beat the goalie!
Swingball Shinty:Test your shinty stick/eye coordination – go solo or challenge another player.
Information Stall:Find out about our amazing sport of shinty.

    10am - 12pm
    TouchDown UK (Pitch 1)
    10.30am - 11.30am
    Primary Ages Training and Fun Shinty Match (Pitch 1)
    Aimed at younger to mid Primary ages. Supervised newcomers welcome.
    11am - 1pm
    Edinburgh Thistle Lacrosse Club (Pitch 2)
    11am - 4.30pm
    Access Parkour (Pitch 3)
    11am - 4.30pm
    Joy Rides: A Breath of Fresh Air
    Joy Rides aims to bring joy to older people in Edinburgh by getting them out and about in the fresh air on a trishaw - an electric bike designed to carry two passengers. Book a joyride here
    12pm - 1pm
    Family-friendly Community Shinty (Pitch 1)
    Family friendly event. Youth and adult players including beginners welcome, with a focus on fun and participation.
    1pm-2pm
    Women’s Shinty Showcase: Tayforth vs Aberdour, Local Derby Friendly Match (Pitch 1)
    A great 60 minute showcase for the women's game.
    2pm - 4pm
    Meadows Cluster Primary 6 Kids’ Football Tournament (Pitch 2)
    2.15pm - 3.15pm
    Rugbytots (Pitch 3, Kids Area)
    2.30pm - 4.15pm
    Men’s Shinty Showcase - Tayforth vs Aberdour, Mowi South Div 1 League Fixture (Pitch 1)
    A fantastic opportunity to see 90 minutes of live shinty action on the Meadows between two local rivals.

    12pm - 3.30pm
    Hope Park Cup U14s Shinty Tournament (Pitch 1)
    Come along to see some quality youth shinty action from clubs across Scotland in this inaugural U14s tournament.
    2pm - 4pm
    Meadows Cluster Primary 7 Kids’ Football Tournament (Pitch 2)
    4pm
    Family-friendly Community Shinty (Pitch 1)
    Family friendly event. Players of all ages and experience are welcome to join our community Shinty event with a focus on fun and participation.

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Performance Area

    11.45am - 1pm
    Yoga led by Evelyn
    1pm - 2pm
    Falun Gong
    2.30pm - 2.30pm
    Beltane Bellydancers
    2.30pm - 3.30pm
    Typewronger Books: Performers on Tour
    3.30pm - 4.30pm
    Human Towers by Colla Castellera d’Edinburgh

    11.45am - 1pm
    Yoga led by Sarah
    1pm - 2pm
    Falun Gong
    2pm-2.15pm
    Mini Jackers youth company from House of Jack
    2.15pm - 2.35pm
    Bellydance with Alba Luna and friends
    2.35pm - 4.05pm
    Nia Joyful Barefoot Movement

EDCH Dog Show

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home are running Dog Show at the Meadows Festival again this year! Fill in your dog category registration before the show, £2 to enter.

Starts 12.30pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Dog Show categories are:

    Category 1 - Prettiest girl
    Category 2 - Handsomest boy
    Category 3 - Best OAP (Over 8 years)
    Category 4 - Most Like Owner
    Category 5 - Best Trick
    Category 6 - Waggiest Tail

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