Event Info 2015

Noon 26th to Noon 27th September

Murrays Monument, A712, Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries and
Galloway. DG8 7BL

                     CAMPING        Free      FOODSTALL

Sanctuary 2015 is located on the A712, 7 miles from Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway. The site runs on each side of a small road. On one side is Murrays Monument and the HQ of The Dark Outside FM (a 5 minute walk to the top – great views) and known as the ‘upstairs’ of Sanctuary. ‘Downstairs’ you will find the information point and foodstall, a fire to warm yourself in the evening and a short walk to The Grey Mares Tail waterfall where you’ll find the ‘Mirror’ video installation. On the other side of the road, spread out along the valley are installations including Sanctuarys 100 ft neon sculpture,  The Dark Star Lounge and campsite. For more details of the artists taking part and timings of performances see the programme.

The event is very friendly. Please get involved; talk to people, ask questions, add your ideas and thoughts, help out…….

Other information:

Camping: There is plenty of space for camping for both tents and camper vans. There are temporary toilets. If you want to camp please bring water and provisions.

Food: The Green Tea Room will be running a food stall on site from 3pm Saturday 26th and will also be serving breakfast on Sunday 27th. Cash only.

Transport: The nearest bus stop is in Newton Stewart which is approx 7 miles away. Please get in touch if you would like to come but have no transport from Newton Stewart, there may be lift shares available.

Please note there is limited mobile reception.     Torch and Radio

Sanctuary takes place in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park and we keep lighting to a minimum to preserve the essential nature of the park. Sanctuary’s signature installation will be lit from 8-12pm only. Please bring a torch.


“Coming here is an adventure for us and we like the event. It’s really cool. We really enjoyed playing a piece of music never heard before, and never to be repeated.” Geoff Barrow. DROKK / Portishead – Sanctuary 2014


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