Midfest Family Fun Day

Midfest Family Fun DayThe Midfest Family Fun Day opened to the traditional sound of the Scottish Bag Pipes. Played by the Royal Scots Pipe Band Association.

Fire Men

With plenty of activities on offer there was something for all the family.  Including several fairground rides as well as plenty of local food and drink.

The Community Safety village proved a huge hit with the children. Giving them the chance to sit in a fire truck, pretend to drive a police car and sound the sirens.  Adults got the chance to try the seatbelt crash simulator and get free advice on safety issues.


Local schools were also out participating. Lasswade High School Jazz Band providing rousing and enjoyable music on the main stage. Whilst Beeslack Taiko Drummers and Samba Bands put on an energetic drumming demonstration.Beeslack Taiko Drummers and Samba Bands


Bonzo the Dog

even brought their Ma and Granny along to enjoy the day. Keeping the children captivated with their fun, interactive and musical performance. With the crowd learning to play the Dalkeith Frugal Horn, setting sail on adventures and helping to open the locks on the Funbox. Bonzo even made an appearance getting cheers from the children and throwing in clever on liners for the adults.    


In the evening the party atmosphere continued as several local bands performed on the main stage. Battle of the Bands runners up Aperture rocked it out on stage. Followed by an eclectic country performance from The Domestics. Then Milestone took to the stage playing a series of chart topping covers. Getting the crowd singing and dancing along despite the rain.


Milestone Band

The final act for the evening was The Skababs who kept the crowd bouncing. Playing hits from Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners. With the crowd singing and dancing away right up until the end. Bringing Midfest to a close for another year.

The Skababs

Check out the album below for some of our pictures. More to follow soon.