Event Info 2017

Noon 23rd to Noon 24th September 2017

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

                     CAMPING        Free      FOODSTALLS

Sanctuary 2017 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’ there is a short walk to The Grey Mares Tail, a waterfall where you’ll find this years video installation. On the other side of the road, spread out along the valley are more arrtworks and installations including Sanctuary’s 100 ft neon sculpture. There is also an information point, The Dark Star Lounge, foodstalls, fires to warm yourself by in the evening and campsite.

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: There are food stalls on site.

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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