Farewell to Creebridge House Hotel


28 Aug 19
by Nathon Jones

Festival Marquee at Creebridge House Hotel

It was with much confusion, and sadness, that we were informed earlier this month that our long term festival hosts, Creebridge House Hotel, have booked a wedding over the festival dates in 2020, ending what has been a fantastic relationship between the charity and the hotel over the past 6 years.

2020 will see the Festival Marquee relocate to Minnigaff Playing Fields to sit alongside the Highland Dancing Competition Marquee, market stalls and children's entertainment; expanding the event at the park and allowing us to progress some exciting new plans we have for next year's festival, and beyond!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve & Sarah Donnan and all their staff for their support with the festival over the years.  It has been a fantastic relationship that has really helped the festival develop and grow and we're very sorry to see it end.

We have an amazing announcement to make about our headline act for opening night next year, in the Festival Marquee, so please stay tuned for that.  We''ll also be uploading the festival photographs and video from this year's event over the next few weeks.

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