Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021 Programme Unveiled

This July, Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival  returns with an outdoor and online performance programme celebrating the people and creativity of Dumfries and Galloway. 

The 42nd programme, that runs from 16th till 25th July, has the central theme of Hame’ll Dae Me – a tribute to the burgeoning artists and world class performers of the region and a celebration of the diverse culture found across the south west corner of the country. With 60 events blending music, theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word, the line-up has been specially curated with in person and at home entertainment in mind.

Melanie Purdie, Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival’s new strategic and creative director,  who came into the role in March of this year, said, “We are proud to welcome you to join us for a refreshed programme that places artists and audiences from the region first and foremost. We paused, we reflected and reimagined a Festival that sits at the heart of communities across the area. We have envisioned the future of the Festival and what we would like to see in our changed world. Hame’ll Dae Me celebrates and promotes world class artists from across Dumfries and Galloway and connects you with nationally renowned performing arts companies. We are bringing you a safe, secure, and engaging programme to experience locally, or from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!”

The ten-day festival will be presented in three new strands this summer: D&G Arts Festival at Hame; Talking Horse and Pop Up Performances.  

Tickets are on sale now with the full programme on the D & G arts Festival website.

Whether you’re a Dounhamer or checking out the programme from some other airt, there is something for everyone in this love letter to one of Scotland’s artistic hotspots.

Irene Brown

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