Honeyblood join Electric Fields festival line-up

Edinburgh’s Honeyblood are the latest stellar act to sign up for this summer’s Electric Fields festival.

The dynamic duo will join Primal Scream and The Charlatans at the star-studded event, located in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, just outside Thornhill in August.

Also added to the line-up for this year’s Electric Fields festival are Fat White Family, Field Music and Eliza & the Bear.

Previously announced acts include genre-defying indie outfit Everything Everything, corduroy-clad electro-archivists Public Service Broadcasting (pictured) and many more, including The Twilight Sad, Erol Alkan, Model Aeroplanes and Joy Orbison.

Electric Fields takes place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August, having this year expanded to two days for the first time.

Festival co-founder Nick Roberts said: “Electric Fields is all about bringing the best music to our audience in this incredible location.”

“We’re proud to welcome these amazing bands to the lineup.

“They each bring something unique and powerful to a bill that we think is the best for music lovers, and the best value, anywhere in the country this summer.”

Organisers have also revealed the second stage will be renamed The Stewart Cruickshank Stage, in association with Tenement TV, in tribute to the legendary BBC radio producer, who died last year.

“We’re also naming our second stage in honour of the brilliant Stewart Cruickshank, a true Scottish music hero,” explains Roberts.

“He was part of the fabric of music radio in Scotland and the UK for 35 years, giving a much-needed platform to new bands from Scotland and bringing us the best new music from wherever he could find it.

“With the blessing of his wife Lorraine, we’re proud to acknowledge his exceptional contribution to our musical heritage.”

Ahead of the main festival, two special warm-up shows will take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

On Friday June,24, WHITE will play a special Electric Fields warm-up gig at Broadcast in Glasgow, while, on Tuesday, July 5 Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire hosts Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, in association with Hector’s House and Sneaky Pete’s.

Visit www.electricfieldsfestival.com for ticket details.

Electric Fields takes place between Friday, August 26 and and Saturday, August 27.