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? Kicking off Dalkeith’s week-long celebration of Midlothian arts and culture that is Midfest, Midstock invites families, music-lovers and party animals alike to enjoy the late-summer sunshine with us.
With bars serving Scottish ales and more local food stalls than you can shake a stick at, the family fun day and headline acts are not the only things to get excited about. Midstock’s eclectic mix of daytime fun, big name rock bands and the best of upcoming Scottish talent offer something for everyone, and our late act will guarantee you’re partying until dark. Grab your dancing shoes (and maybe your wellies) and experience Scotland’s biggest small festival!
Organisers Wullie Slight and Scott St Clair Gunn dreamed up Midstock after their catering company, The Scullery, fed hungry Tough Mudder competitors at Dalkeith Country Park. Dalkeith resident Wullie realised the area was crying out for a home-grown festival, so he and Scott decided to create their own at the picturesque estate.
Without a drop of experience in the festival ocean, Wullie and Scott set out to fill the park with a festival that showcased the best of Scottish musical talent and set the pace for a week-long music, comedy and arts extravaganza in Midlothian.
After signing Scots indie rockers The View, the event snowballed. Big Country, The Bay City Rollers and fantastic local talent from The Merrylees and The Rebel Westerns were just a few of more than 60 performances enjoyed by over 4,000 revellers. They even enjoyed some September sunshine!