Best Festival finalists at E Awards


27 May 19
by Billie Jones

E Awards 2019 - Best Festival Finalists

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Festival category at E Awards 2019, Scotland's events and festivals industry awards which showcase excellence in Scottish events and festivals.

It's a fantastic start to the year for the festival and we're delighted to be rubbing shoulders with such prestigious events as the Big Big Gin Festival (Edinburgh Corn Exchange), Christmas for All (University of St Andrews), Paisley's Halloween Festival (Renfrewshire Council) and Party at The Palace (Party at The Palace) who have also been shortlisted in the Best Festival category.

The winners will be announced at the E Awards 2019 Summer Party on Thursday 13th June 2019 at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, where we will be celebrating the amazing achievements of our fellow event professionals.

E Awards 2019

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7th annual music festival

The 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will now take place over the 9th-11th July 2021 following the Trust's decision to re-schedule this year's event due to Covid-19. We are in negotiation with the artists booked for this year and hope to secure them all for 2021, plus a few extra surprises, so we'll be back with another packed programme of traditional music and dance next year. We hope you'll join us.

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