Audio Soup has all the right ingredients

The fifth annual Audio Soup dance festival has been hailed as a major success.
The fifth annual Audio Soup dance festival has been hailed as a major success.

Over 1,00 people attended the Audio Soup Festival over the weekend near the village of Cranshaws in the Lammermuir Hills.

This year’s event, held over three days, was the fifth annual Audio Soup. The reputation and scope of the festival is growing each year as a result of bigger names from a diverse range of musical backgrounds and genres performing and attracting larger numbers of people.

Audio Soup 2015 was bigger and better than ever before, with popular acts The John Langan Band, Bombskare, Rumba de Bodas and 
Dark Jones among the performers over the three day festival.

Over 100 performers were on show at various venues on the site, including the Collider, the Boombap and Wub Hut dance tents and the Beetroot Cafe and Cackle Tent.

The weather was mostly good throughout, encouraging festival-goers from as far afield as Newcastle and Glasgow.

Its organisers hailed the festival as a major success and it was generally very well received. Alan White wrote on the festival’s Facebook page: “Thanks for a brilliant weekend. Had so much time catching up with folks. Great variety of music and plenty shenanigans!”

Festival Director Louise Hare said: “We have such an amazing team in place now, and the music is some of the best in Scotland and throughout the UK - it’s all about the music. Our goal is always to try and promote fresh up and coming unsigned talents, which is the priority, but now we also have a lot more interest from wider known performers which demonstrates the continuing success of the festival.

“We were over the moon to have some bigger names, with the like of The John Langan Band, who are big 
festival performers, and successful DJ J*STAR playing on the Elecktrikal sound system.

“We are really looking forward to next year already 
and have plans to increase the camping capacity to 
accommodate the growing numbers of soupers.”

Traders at the festival also enjoyed a profitable weekend and plan to return next year.

“This year we also included a bigger bar next to the main stage that kept people refreshed and overall everything went as smooth as expected.”

Louise concluded: “We want to extend the involvement of businesses in Berwickshire and the surrounding area. The festival is a great place to promote their goods and services.”