Perth’s Southern Fried Festival is taking a break for 2019 and will return refreshed and raring to go in the summer of 2020.

In our eleven years, we have welcomed a veritable who’s who from the Americana world to Perth for the Southern Fried Festival and created a genuinely world-class event that Horsecross Arts and the city is justifiably proud of. The festival has attracted a loyal fanbase from all over Scotland and beyond, many of whom return year after year. Our aim is always to make each festival better than the one before and we believe that we have achieved this in the great spread of artists and events we have attracted to Perth over the years.

Our decision is based on a number of factors including availability of headline artists and budget pressures. Creating the best possible festival is a very expensive process and we think it is fair to Southern Fried fans to present them with a festival that meets their and our high expectations of the event.

We look forward to coming back in 2020 with another great Southern Fried line-up and meeting up with all our festival family and friends again.

The active Southern Fried social media community will continue and we would welcome feedback and suggestions from our festival fans.