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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Volunteers required: Meadows Festival 4/5 June

Fred Mackintosh writes: "This year's Meadows Festival takes place on 4th & 5th June, and we can promise something for everybody from grans to toddlers and everybody in between. We'll feature 8 large Marquees and a Big top tent in a 1/2mile sq area surrounded by 100 plus market stalls with Tailor’s funfair also joining  us.

This year the music lineup is back with its eclectic mix of all the best bands Edinburgh local scene has to offer - indi pop, reggae, funk and  hip hop acts, from  bands whio normally fill Scotland's music festival stages and are all playing for free on the at the Meadows Festival. Listen out for Captain Slackships energy packed reggae hits, festival favourites the Banana Sessions hit us with their brass baselines and quirky covers, Ordinary All Stars will get you grooving to their smooth hip hop beats while the up and coming Epic 26 blast out the some modern Indie synth tunes, and the Beltane drummers will be out in force to stir your soul.

Animal lovers will be pleased to learn that this year  the festival includes a dog show, courtesy of the Dogs Trust. Any dog can enter - there won't be any pedigree classes, but if your dog's exceptionally beautiful or talented, this will be his or her chance to shine! There will also be displays of agility and obedience from the Trust's own pooches.

Regular events include the schools' football tournament, and younger visitors can also enjoy activities at the kids' tent, including face painting, storytelling, and arts and crafts, and view the entries in the annual art competition.

We're still looking for volunteers to help run the festival, and if you're interested, try this link:

It's not too late to book a stall either,  whether you're selling goods or offering a service like champissage (Indian head massage) or bicycle repairs, so check out our website for details:
But hurry if you want to get involved!"

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