Meadows Festival Edinburgh 2023

When: 3rd and 4th June 2023

Where: The Meadows, Melville Dr, Edinburgh EH9 1ND

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Every year, as summer begins to grace the city of Edinburgh, locals and tourists alike look forward to a beloved tradition—the Meadows Festival. Returning on the 3rd and 4th of June 2023, this free, volunteer-run community event promises a weekend of music, entertainment, and community spirit that is simply unmatched​1​.

The Meadows Festival, held annually on the first Saturday and Sunday of June, is a cherished event that has been running since 1974. Sporting activities, live performances from local bands, a variety of stalls, and family entertainment fill the large expanse of The Meadows, transforming this tranquil public park into a vibrant festival ground​2​.

What makes this festival unique is its strong community foundation. The festival is largely volunteer-run, with an array of activities designed to cater to all ages. From live music stages that echo with the talent of Edinburgh’s local musicians, to fun activities for children and families, this festival truly has something for everyone. For the foodies, a broad range of food vans offer delectable treats, while the outdoor market features incredible stalls showcasing the creativity and entrepreneurship of the community. For the sports enthusiasts, the festival boasts sports and performance areas, and even a dog show for our furry friends​1​.

Despite a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the festival made a triumphant return in 2022, albeit on the East side of the Meadows, where previous festivals were held on the west side. The event may have been slightly scaled down in comparison to previous years, but the spirit and vibrancy of the festival remained undeterred​2​.

As Neil Saddington, Chair of The Meadows Festival Edinburgh Trustees and Volunteers, said, “we will not be running our usual bands application system for artists to perform on the Main Meadows Music Stage this year. However, we will be inviting bands and acts that have previously delivered great performances on our stage, along with sounding out other top local acts that are known to us – so you know it’s going to be good!”​2​.

So, mark your calendars, prepare your picnic blankets, and get ready to soak up the sun at the Meadows Festival. Whether you’re a fan of live music, local food, or simply enjoy a good day out, this festival is a testament to the community spirit of Edinburgh, and a celebration of the city’s rich cultural diversity. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that truly brings the community together, under the open sky, in the heart of beautiful Edinburgh.

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