Preview: Meadows Festival 2016

Summer is finally upon us and festival season kicks off this weekend with the annual Meadows Festival, which offers a wide range of activities – including a line-up of local bands and dance groups, quirky performers, a dog show, workshops and family-friendly activities galore.

The volunteer-run, free-to-enter event kicks off at 10am on Saturday and continues on through Sunday until 5pm.

The Red Dog Music Stage once more brings local artists to the festival, while the Totally Sound Music Stage offers a space for young artists to showcase their talents in public.

Local acts taking to the stage include Tinderbox Orchestra, Mad Tango, Sea Bass Kid, Miracle Glass Company, Hailey Beavis and Jamie & Shoony.

See the full list of the stage times for the live music at the Meadows Festival 2016 below.

For the young uns, there’s a popular kids’ area with activities including face painting, storytelling and lots more.

If you’re feeling peckish, there’s food stalls to suit every taste and appetite, and general merchandise stalls selling everything from antiques to clothing to fair trade products.

The Forest Cafe is returning once again this year to bring an artsy and musical area with their own style and bar.

Last summer, more than 25,000 people attended the Meadows Festival – so prepare for a busy and fun-filled couple of days.

Meadows Festival, Melville Drive, Saturday 4 June – Sunday 5 June, free. For more information about the Meadows Festival, visit

Words: Marius McKee

Full list of the stage times for the live music at the Meadows Festival 2016.

Red Dog Music Stage

Saturday 4th June
11am Richy Neil
12pm Hailey Beavis
1pm Sea Bass Kid
2pm Miracle Glass Company
3pm Jamie & Shoony
4pm Samba Scene
5pm Secreto Tropical

Sunday 5th June
11am inChorus Choir
11.30am The Beastie Drummers
12pm Surf Manchu
1pm We Are Dollstoy
2pm Noah Noah
3pm Monosapiens
4pm Tinky Disco
5pm Nipples of Venus

Totally Sound Futures Stage

Saturday 4th June
11.30 am – 1pm – Acoustic and Rap sessions featuring Calum Anderson, Life, Sandi Pentland, Lightly, the 45, Caitlin Daff, Lee Highet, Leah Makin, Anonymous
1.15pm The T.B.C.
1.40pm Malavoi
2.10pm Incisor
2.35pm Stoned Wonder Government
3pm Censored Junk
3.45pm Screamin’ Whisper as special guests

Sunday 5th June
12pm – 1pm – Acoustic sessions, featuring John & Mariana, Kyan Dodds, Erin & Abbie, Emma Milligan, Morgan – Jane & Emma, Velvet Trees
1.15pm LiveHeart
1.40pm Spec Ops
2.10pm Cruci-fiction
2.5pm Tinderbox Orchestra
3.30pm Mad Tango, special guests
4.15pm 100 Fables , special guests