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Vogrie Pogrie brings a family friendly festival to Midlothian

A celebratory weekend of innovative open air performance and creative happenings is coming to Vogrie Country Park.

Vogrie Pogrie

Trotwork Events and the Blundabus, in collaboration with Midlothian Council and thanks to Creative Scotland, are delighted to present Vogrie Pogrie, a highly accessible and family-friendly festival taking place entirely outdoors, in the beautiful setting of Vogrie Country Park on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September.

Festival Line Up

Vogrie Pogrie brings free activities for all the family running from 11am – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday with performances from:

Colonel Mustard & The Big Bad Wolf: musical theatre production from the frontman of Scotland’s most exciting festival bands. “Idiosyncratic storytelling” (The List).

Phil Kay: Legendary Award Winning Scottish Comedian, Storyteller, Musician and Wrangler of the Present Moment. “Gimme Your Left Shoe”

Rowanbank: Environmental Arts & Education social enterprise. Innovative, family-friendly events, workshops and magical outdoor experiences.

Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre: Scottish arts collective, puppetry, object theatre, poetry, installation and live soundscape.

Lucy Hopkins: Award-winning clown priestess, touring genre-busting, interactive performances around the UK & Europe

Robin & Daddy: For lovers of lego, one of Scotland’s finest GBC (Great Ball Contraption) circuits, presented by this father and son dreamteam.

Bam Jam: A collective of creatives that facilitate open access to the arts for people of all backgrounds, a vibe of safety and expression.

The BlundaBus has been a space for the joyfully unexpected since 2016, delivering creatively and commercially successful immersive arts experiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury and Kelburn Garden Party as well as around the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Norway.

Vogrie Pogrie Camping and Woodland Cabaret

In addition to this free weekend daytime event, tickets are available for Vogrie Pogrie’s Woodland Cabaret on Saturday evening and weekend camping in the park. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Vogrie Country Park

Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge, has 105 hectares of woods and Victorian parkland including a 1876 Victorian mansion – part of which is open to the public, a nine-hole golf course, miniature railway, woodland walks, adventure playground and an excellent cafeteria.

Travel and Parking

Trotwork Events and Midlothian Council are working to provide a free minibus service serving Gorebridge and Dalkeith from 10am – 8pm on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September. Cars can be parked at Vogrie Park for a charge of £2.

Trotwork Events is an Edinburgh based events company with a mission to make art, interactive theatre and events available to communities and families in Edinburgh and the greater areas.

Find out more about the brilliant Vogrie Pogrie on their website and be sure to join their Facebook event to keep up to date with all the news about the festival.  

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