Haddstock 2024: 24 – 26 MAY

We’re back this May, bringing Haddington’s venues and streets to life with music, art and events.

Haddstock festival brings you live entertainment for one weekend at the end of May. We’ve been busy hatching plans, creating exciting events with local partners and cramming as many fantastic artists as we possibly can into one action-packed weekend. This year’s theme of the Climate Crisis will be a common thread woven through author events, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions and live music. Haddstock is a celebration of artists and musicians on our doorstep who deserve a platform.    

Following the success of Battle of the Bands in 2023, the event returns, as well as a Newcomer Stage at the Corn Exchange for performers aged 18 or under. Both are produced in partnership with East Lothian Council Arts Service. We’re also delighted to be able to host Karine Polwart and Gaze is Ghost at the Corn Exchange in partnership with The Brunton.

We’re a family friendly, community festival; all are welcome! Wheelchair accessible venues are marked on the map (further down this page) and under-18s can enjoy music until around 8pm (exact times vary – see venue listings). Look out for social media updates where we’ll be posting more detailed information about artists and events. Here’s a look at the 2024 line-up:

haddstock 2024 headliner

Booking link: headliner tickets via The Brunton (NB only a few tickets left). A bit more info about the headliner

Haddstock 2024 friday

Booking link: chamber concert at Holy Trinity eventbrite link

haddstock 2024 music

haddstock 2024 arts trail

Booking links: ELC Arts Service arts taster workshops | East Lothian Flower Farm workshops | Night Owl Books Neville Kilkenny event | Night Owl Books Helen Graham event | Green impact film season email contact | Made in East Lothian collage workshop


Haddstock 2024 venues map

haddstock festival t-shirt

Haddstock Festival t-shirts

Support the festival by ordering your Haddstock t-shirt in advance!

This year’s festival t-shirts are green again, to go with our climate crisis theme. They’re premium quality cotton, printed in Edinburgh with our distinctive guitar-tyne bridge graphic.

Order at www.wylliecat.co.uk (our designer’s site).

You can collect your t-shirt from us on the Saturday morning of the festival, or we can post it out to you.



Volunteer with us

Haddstock is run by volunteers! If you’d like to join our friendly team on festival weekend, we have a variety of roles to suit, including practical set up / clear away; chatting with the public; stewarding family arts events; stewarding music events and production roles (for those who love a clipboard).

We offer roles for those who would like to get involved with community events and meet new people. We can provide supervised experience for those looking to develop skills in various aspects of event production and provide references. Our GDPR, EDI and Safeguarding policies can be accessed in the website footer.

If you think you can spare a couple of hours on 24/25/26 May, please email volunteers@haddstock.co.uk.


haddstock 2024 sponsors

We look forward to seeing you soon! In the meantime please keep in touch with us on Facebook and to whet your appetite, here is our official 2023 video by Iain Henderson (Hendo Film).

See more about previous festivals

Thanks to our funders and collaborators

A heartfelt thanks to the entire community that allows this wonderful wee festival to happen

Supporters & Collaborators

those who support us and work with us

Common Good Fund - ELC Arts Service - ELC Instrumental Music Service - East Lothian Schools - ELjam - East Coast FM - Haddington Farmers Market - The Malt Kiln - Our Community Kitchen - Haddington Tennis Club - Lamp of Lothian - Haddington + Lammermuir Area Partnership - Haddington + District Community Council - JRM - Go Fibre - Mazzoli - The Brunton - Belltown Power


the pubs, cafes, halls, vans etc who host us

The Tyneside - Ogilvies of Haddington - Diggory’s - The Loft - Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre - Humbie Hub - Haddington Library - Our Community Garden - The Railway - Waterside Bistro - Haddy Tap - The Victoria Inn - The Bridge Centre - The Golf Tavern - John Gray Centre - Corn Exchange


those who bring knowledge and energy without which we would have a much smaller offering!

Brunton Performing Arts Network - Lamp House Music - East Lothian Flower Farm - Haddington Library - Thomas Hall - Fantoosh Sketching - Tim Porteus - National Youth Choir of Scotland - MADE Arts Hub - Lower Impact Living (Lil) - East Lothian Play Association - Night Owl Books - John Gray Centre Film Appreciation Club

And huge thanks to our main funders:

  • Brunton theatre logo

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