Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Revellers take to Edinburgh Meadows for annual festival

Meadows Festival poster
Image caption The Meadows Festival is organised by volunteers and is free to enter

Thousands of revellers are expected to take to the Meadows in Edinburgh this weekend for a community festival.

Organisers of the Meadows Festival say this year's event will be the biggest yet with a record number of stalls.

More than 40 acts will perform across two stages. There will also be a funfair, dog show, climbing wall and children's tent.

The acts include Captain Slackship's Mezzanine Allstars, The Banana Sessions and The Edinburgh Samba School.

The free to enter festival was established in 1974 and held annually on the first weekend of June until 2005 when it was stopped. It restarted in 2008.

Fred Mackintosh, convener of the Meadows Festival Association, said: "The tents are going up, the music stage is ready, the stall holders are raring to go and funfair is going - like a fair."

A small army of cleansing workers will be on hand to keep the site tidy and visitors can head to the recycling tent for tips on how to be greener.

About 30,000 revellers are expected over Saturday and Sunday.

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