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Midstock Festival takes place on Friday the 31st August and Saturday the 1st September 2018, throwing open the gates of Dalkeith Country Park at 11.30am. With live music and family fun activities all day, we don’t start kicking people out until 22.30. The festival will get busy so we recommend getting here early.


Midstock is held in the picturesque Dalkeith Country Park, just outside Edinburgh and conveniently close to Railway Borders station Eskbank. At the east end of Dalkeith High Street and with 1000 acres of space, it’s easy to get to with plenty of space for enthusiastic dancing.

How to come?

By Car

We suggest parking your car at the Sheriffhall Park & Ride, which is conveniently located on old Dalkeith Road.

If you’re using a SatNav, simply enter its postcode: EH22 1FF. If you’re something of a maverick, make your way to the city bypass (A720) and you’ll find the Park & Ride at the Sheriffhall roundabout.

Alternatively, you may park in Dalkeith city centre

By Bus

If you’re coming from the city centre, Lothian Bus services 3, 33 and 49 will take you to Dalkeith Town Centre. Jump off at South Street and walk 5 minutes up the High Street to Dalkeith Country Park. If you’re coming from Portobello or Musselburgh take the 40, while festival-goers from Bonnyrigg can catch the 39; both buses will take you to the Corn Exchange bus stop on Dalkeith High Street. Coming from further afield? The Perryman’s 51/52 service covers Edinburgh to Jedburgh/Kelso. For all you late-night party animals, the N3 will see you safely back to Edinburgh City Centre until 4.30am.

By Train

The new Borders’ Railway is the perfect to get to Dalkeith Country Park without any fuss. There are regular trains from Edinburgh City Centre and the Borders to Dalkeith’s Eskbank Station, located on Westfield Park.

Linking the Borders Railway with Midlothian communities and visitor attractions.

Midlothian Explorer Bus Timetable

It’s a 25-minute walk from the station to Dalkeith Country Park following Bonnyrigg Road, or you can jump on a number 40 Lothian Bus from outside the Tesco superstore opposite the station - you’ll need to get off at the Corn Exchange bus stop on Dalkeith High Street. Alternatively, Shawfair Station will be newly opened and is a 30-minute walk from the Dalkeith Country Park King’s Gate.

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At the heart of Midstock festival there’s local music, local food and local fun; what more could you want on a balmy September day? Midstock invites families, music-lovers and party animals alike to enjoy the late-summer sunshine with us.

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