Electric Fields festival cancelled after controversial move to Glasgow

The Electric Fields was concerned a 'boutique' festival
The Electric Fields was concerned a 'boutique' festival
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A festival which was controversially moved from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow, sparking anger from attendees, has now been cancelled.

The Electric Fields music festival had been due to take place at Finnieston complex SWG3 after organisers moved the three-day event from its original home of Drumlanrig Castle, near Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway.

Festival-goers were disappointed by the move from a camping and music experience to a venue in a large city, with many taking up organisers' offer of a refund when they made the announcement in April.

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With just a month until the event at the multi-arts venue in Finnieston, a statement from the organisers said that 'with a heavy heart' they had ceased trading, and urged fans to seek a refund from their point of purchase.

Acts such as The Vaccines, Frank Turner, and Kyle Falconer were due to perform at the festival, which has been running since 2014 and won plaudits for its boutique feel.

Among those who have performed in the four year history of the festival are Young Fathers, Noel Gallagher, Frightened Rabbit, Primal Scream and Dizzee Rascal.

The Electric Fields statement, posted on Twitter, said: "With a heavy heart, we are having to cancel Electric Fields 2019. This decision has not come lightly, and we have put in our all to try avoid this outcome, however we have been faced with challenges that we simply cannot overcome.

"As of today, Electric Fields ceases trading. For information on ticket refunds, please contact your location of purchase.

"If you have any further queries please email: info(a)electricfieldsfestival.com

"We cannot thank you enough for your support over the years, and we are truly sorry that we have not been able to make this work for another.

SWG3 confirmed to the Scotsman that the event had been cancelled and that any customers who purchased tickets through their website will receive a full refund.