Scouting for Girls to headline at Midstock festival in Dalkeith

Scouting For Girls lead singer Roy Stride. Picture: Colin Hattersley
Scouting For Girls lead singer Roy Stride. Picture: Colin Hattersley
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MILLION-SELLING British pop band Scouting for Girls have been named as the headline act for this year’s Midstock Festival.

The popular music event will take place at Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday, September 3.

It’s going to be a great day and we look forward to playing in such a fantastic setting

SCOUTING FOR GIRLS

Festival producers have now unveiled the complete line-up for the event, including some of the UK’s biggest-name artists.

Among the acts are indie rock groups Reverend and the Makers and The Pigeon Detectives, Dutch pop sensations Vengaboys, dance DJ Dave Pearce, British rhythm and blues stars Animals and Friends, Maltese rockers Airport Impressions and Scottish indie band Jamie & Shoony.

Organisers said the addition of two local solo performers – singer-songwriter Jack Robertson and student and former X Factor contestant Caitlyn Vanbeck, from Tranent – cemented the festival’s policy of supporting the Scottish music scene and the Lothians community.

Scouting for Girls released their Greatest Hits in 2013, giving them their fourth top ten album.

Over the course of the past ten years, the group have sold more than two million records and racked up four Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello nomination and four top ten singles.

In a statement, the band said: “We’re delighted to be headlining Midstock Festival this year. Any Scottish audiences are great, but we hear this one likes to party and we’re all set to rock the place.

“It’s going to be a great day and we look forward to playing in such a fantastic setting too.”

Last year’s festival was hailed as a huge success, with The Fratellis and Fish playing to a crowd of more than 5000 people.

Arlene Stuart, co-presenter of Forth One’s breakfast show Boogie In The Morning, will compere the show again this year.

The festival will also feature a range food and drink outlets and fairground rides and stalls.

Tickets – priced £39.50 for adults and £5 for children aged 12 and under – are on sale at midstockfestival.com. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

ian.swanson@edinburghnews.com