Presented by FLY, FLY Open Air Festival is one of many large-scale, open-air electronic music festivals held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hosted at Hopetoun House, the iconic 17th century stately home is one of many unique locations in the UK. Labelled as a global contender on the festival circuit by Mixmag, the two-day event features a range of local and international artists.
“Showcasing the planet’s top electronic live acts & DJs in unique locations around Scotland”
This year’s lineup features a range of local and international acts. The MainStage will showcase the likes of Solumun, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth, Seth Troxler, Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon and more. Guests will also be treated to an exclusive performance from Little Gay Brother. The Clocktower Stage hosted by Boiler Room will feature Jasper James, Kornél Kovács, Soundstream and more, including a secret special guest.
FLY Open Air Festival takes place at Hopetoun House in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Hopetoun, EH2 3AA Edinburgh, United Kingdom).
The nearest major airport is Edinburgh Airport, located approximately 20 minutes west of the city centre. The Edinburgh tram is a single route with 15 stops, that connect Edinburgh Airport to York place; with single tickets starting at 1.70 pounds. Getting around Edinburgh is quick and easy as the city is relatively small and can be explored by foot. Public transport services are however available, for those wishing to travel to the outskirts of the city. Frequent public buses run 24 hours a day, with a single journey ticket starting at 1.60 pounds.
Getting to and from the festival is quick and easy; with shuttle buses departing from St.Andrews Square in Edinburgh’s city centre from 11am-3pm each day. Buses will depart from the festival and return to the city centre from 9 pm onwards. If you are travelling from outside the city centre, the nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley station, located a 1-minute walk from the bus shuttle location.
Staying in Edinburgh’s city centre is recommended by the festival, as it is the easiest way to get around as well as too and from the event. For those wanting to stay close to the venue, FLY Open Air recommends The Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry. The festival also has a range of travel packages available, which include a selection of hotels and hostels. Official festival hostels include Haystack Hostel and Safestay Edinburgh; while Stay Central Hotel, The Inn Place and Staycity Aparthotels Edinburgh are among the more private options. The city offers a range of hotels and hostels as well as Airbnbs and you can find nearby options below.
The city of Edinburgh features a range of stunning historical sites for visitors to enjoy. Edinburgh Castle, a spectacular 11th-century fortress with city views is a must-see of every first-timer in the city. The 16th century Palace of Holyroodhouse is also another popular historical site, offering tours of the royal site.
If you want to catch a panoramic view of the city, make sure to check out Calton Hill, a prominent hill with breathtaking views of the city skyline as well as Edinburgh Castle. Arthur’s Seat is another peak which offers panoramic city views, as well as running and hiking trails. Scott Monument, located in the heart of the city, offers stunning city views as long as you don’t mind the 287 steps to the top!
Scotland is also home to a range of national parks and adventure hubs, offering various outdoor activities. The Trossachs National Park and Perthshire are some of the many outdoor parks and regions that offer perfect locations of canyoning.
With an absolutely stacked lineup of the biggest and best techno DJs, we’ve picked out the artists you absolutely cannot miss at FLY Open Air 2019.
Seth Troxler – Widely recognised for his encyclopaedic knowledge of Chicago house and minimal techno, American DJ and producer Seth Troxler is one of electronic music’s most recognisable characters. Seth Troxler has established himself as one of the most iconic figures in underground music and definitely should not be missed.
Sven Väth – A legend in his own lifetime, the German DJ and producer quickly became a figurehead for the German techno revolution. With an impressive discography and history of performances and residencies on all corners of the globe, Sven Väth is simply a phenomenon that cannot be missed.
Little Gay Brother – ‘The Queer Rave For Everyone’ is a unique and safe space for LGBTQ+ ravers to party without prejudice; unifying everyone through the love of music. Little Gay Brother is labelled as a ‘Queer Sensory Overload’; and you can expect everything from dance shows, massive DJ’s pure joy and even treadmills during this performance!
This year’s edition of FLY Open Air Festival will take place from May 18-19, 2019.
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