Christian festival set to rock

Rev. Alan Cobain (right) & Doug Shering  with banners promoting Christian rock festival J in the Park
Rev. Alan Cobain (right) & Doug Shering with banners promoting Christian rock festival J in the Park

A Midlothian Christian rock festival is gearing up for its third year this Saturday, with four bands set to perform in a Pathhead park for free.

J in the Park will be held at Callander Park from 6-9pm, with Rubicon, Superhero, White Goose and Brian Houston performing.

Reverend Alan Cobain of Tyne Valley Parish Church is encouraging families to head along earlier, if the sun shines.

He said: “Each year it has got better, and this year it will be bigger and better again.

“We find it good to have a mix of bands. We are starting with folksy bands and will finish with a rock band. Two are from Northern Ireland and two are from Scotland.

“We have also got a bus coming from the Eden Project in Manchester. This will be its first time in the east of Scotland. People can come aboard and see what it’s all about.

“The bus will be there from 2pm. The stalls from 3/4pm. So there are a few things in the run-up to the main event.

“The weather has been brilliant in previous years. This year let’s hope for the same. That means that people can sit on the grass and have a picnic. A lot of people have brought their dogs and a picnic in the past. It’s very much a family night out in the park.”