New festival set to rock Dalkeith

Twenty thousand people are expected to rock Dalkeith Country Park in June at the 80s era music festival making its Scottish debut.

Friday, 9th February 2018, 3:00 pm
Lets Rock Scotland promo picture from previous Lets Rock event in England.
Lets Rock Scotland promo picture from previous Lets Rock event in England.

Billy Ocean, Marc Almond, ABC, Heaven 17 and Go West are among the acts who will take to the stage on June 23 for Let’s Rock Scotland.

The nostalgic festival has been on the go since 2009 down south, but will make its Scottish debut in Midlothian.

Nick Billinghurst of Let’s Rock, said: “We are very excited. Obviously this is the first time in Scotland and the response so far has been amazing. We only announced the festival in November and have sold 15,000 tickets already.

Dalkeith Country Park GV 27/7/16 Dalkeith Palace

“The demand has meant we have had to move it from the front of the palace which is better as the arena is now closer to the campsite. We have found Buccleuch Estates very helpful. And we fell in love with the site right away.

“It’s a success already and we would obviously look to stay at Dalkeith as they have been really helpful.”

With a free campsite for festival goers to stay on the Saturday night, and free parking, the family-friendly event caters for festival goers of all ages, with soft play areas, a kids’ kingdom, workshops and a funfair on site. Nick added: “We are looking forward to showing off what Let’s Rock can offer in Scotland. We have got a really big line-up.

“We find with Let’s Rock, because we are all family men, it’s always centred as a family day out. It feels like one big family. With great music to listen to, it’s just great fun. A really exciting day out. With lots of free stuff to do as well.”

Dalkeith Country Park GV 27/7/16 Dalkeith Palace