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Thornhill Music Festival 2017


Our own band are in the lucky position of knowing many musicians across many genres, and after lengthy chats with the local landlords we decided to put on something similar to the established and successful Blues Festivals such as Shetland, Arbroath, Callander and in particular Montrose (we've played at all of them several times), where the bands are paid directly by the venues, but differing in that we wanted to broaden the musical scope. This event was started by LEWIS HAMILTON MUSIC in 2013, and was seen as a one-off event. It proved so popular however, we decided to make it an annual one.We are aided most ably from fund-raising to venue negotiation, by John Holroyd, our contact in the town. 


 

All events are free with the exception of the Ska Saturday

VENUES

The Thornhill Inn, The Farmer Arms, The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thomas Tosh, The Community Centre and the Bowling Club all signed up for this venture, to take place the last weekend in April, a Bank Holiday. There will certainly certainly a mighty jam session or two, hosted by Lewis, and all bands being paid directly by the venues involved and will the chance to do some networking and shift some merch. 

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Thornhill-Music-Festival-487819717906138


Discussion group pagehttp://www.facebook.com/groups/173983799408644/ 



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Thornhill
 
Thornhill lies at the junction of the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock and A702 New Galloway to Edinburgh roads in the mid-section of the beautiful Nith Valley in Dumfriesshire. The village is an attractive and vibrant community of some 2,000 people, and Dumfries and Galloway is a well-known music destination, hosting such successful events as the Wickerman, Moniaive Folk and Bluegrass Festivals.    
 
This great community website is well worth a visit -
 
http://www.visitthornhill.co.uk/ 
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Thornhill is a historical village in Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland situated 14 miles north of Dumfries on the River Nith. Thornhill village was planned and built in 1717 on the Queensberry Estate on the road linking Dumfries to Glasgow. This rural setting is a popular tourist destination surrounded by beautiful countryside and spectacular views over the Southerland Uplands. 


There are two hotels and a coaching inn all dating from the 1800’s and four churches from the 18th and 19th centuries. The wide village has red-sandstone Victorian villas and a tree-lined main street, the centre of the village is marked with the octagonal based Mercat Cross and is topped with the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry’s emblem of a winged horse. 

Oakbank Farm Campsite


Small family run smallholding with caravan and camping site. Electric hook-ups available, also shower and toilet block. l


Pet friendly caravan/campsite, ideal location for Drumlanrig Castle, Mountain biking or even fishing, all within easy distance.

 
Also only 2 minutes from a main bus route and only 3 miles south of Thornhill



Oakbank Kirkpatrick Bridge

Closeburn

Tel 01848 331767





Penpont Floors Caravan Park


A beautiful caravan and camping holiday park set within the village of Penpont in rural Nith Valley in the stunning Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. 


Located fourteen miles north of Dumfries and two miles west of Thornhill village on the A702, Penpont Floors is the perfect destination for anybody who dreams of getting away from it all in their motor home, touring caravan or tent.



Penpont Scaurside

Thornhill 

DG3 4BH
Tel 01848 330470





Venues

The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel is a traditional yet stylish country hotel in the picturesque town of Thornhill. Situated three miles from Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway and only 90 minutes from Edinburgh or Glasgow.


The BQA offers great food, both in the relaxed hotel restaurant as well as the classic pub enviroment of the back bar. The Hotel has 12 bedrooms, private dining room, function room and herb garden.

 

112 Drumlanrig St,

Thornhill

DG3 5LU

Tel 01848 323101




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The Farmers Arms - always packed full throughout the Festival weekend, and fast emerging as a popular music venue all year round. Friendly staff and a great stage area for the bands.


50 Drumlanrig Street,

Thornhill

DG3 5LJ

Tel 01848 330190

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The Thornhill Inn has eleven comfortable en-suite bedrooms, Singles, Doubles, Twins with WIFI, Sky TV, Hospitality tray. The hotel boasts a cosy pub with the log fire burning during the winter months, making it popular with locals and visitors alike.


103-106 Drumlanrig Street,

Thornhill,

DG3 5LU

Tel 01848 330326


http://www.thornhillinn.co.uk/


 





Thomas Tosh’s café, art gallery, interiors, and gift & book departments are are an ideal place for that quick break, leisurely meal, or shopping expedition. They host the Friday night acoustic sessions and carry all the performing artist's merchandise.

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19 East Morton Street

Thornhill

DG3 5LZ

Tel 01848 331553

Thornhill Bowling Club has a large function room which is ideal for private parties. The size of the venue is perfect for our headlining acts - last year Earl Oakin and Jo Harman, this year Aynsley Lister ...


East Morton Street

Thornhill

DG35LZ

Tel 01848 330756

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Accomodation

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The Glendyne Hotel

You can expect a warm welcome from David and Elaine Masterton in their family run “pub with rooms” in the small Dumfriesshire town of Sanquhar on the A76 north of Thornhill.


The hotel has a cosy bar where you can have a drink and a chat with friendly locals and a lounge to relax in and listen to music.


Walkers of the Southern Upland Way and fishers on the River Nith are well catered for in this popular establishment in the centre of town.


23 High St

Sanquhar

Dumfriesshire

DG4 6DJ              Tel: 01659 50203

In addition to the BQH and the Thornhill Inn, there are a good few places to stay in the nearby villages ...

Newark Farmhouse

 


Here at Newark Farm we offer quality accommodation and a wide range of facilities and are an awarded certificated location which has been first in Scotland for three years. We offer three different types of accommodation:


Bed and breakfast accommodation


Self catering accommodation


Certified caravan location


Newark Farm,

Sanquhar,

Dumfriesshire,

Scotland,

DG4 6HN

 

Tel - 01659 50263


http://www.newarkfarm.com/