SISTER SLEDGE and The Kooks are among the acts confirmed for Out East Festival next summer, organisers have announced.

Dalkeith Country Park will host the two-day event from August 6-7 with tickets officially on sale now, with The Kooks headlining the Saturday and Ministry of Sound Classical top of the line-up on the Sunday.

The family-friendly festival will bring a diverse blend of live music, street food, art, culture, and wellbeing events to an idyllic setting just five miles outside Edinburgh's city centre.

Other names on the bill include Circa Waves, The Magic Gang, The Mysterines, Zuzu, CVC, Shed Seven, Sister Sledge, The Futureheads, Callum Beattie and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5.

Shane Grieve, Out East Festival Director said, "We're back, bigger and better for 2022. The summer will be all about celebrating the good things in life and we're delighted that Out East will be at the centre of that.

"Great tunes, iconic bands, dancing and the best local food and drink brands around, all within the beautiful woodlands of Dalkeith Country Park, makes for a weekend to remember.

"This year we have added even more of the best festival performers to the line-up, although Out East is about more than just music – culture, comedy and some extra fun for the kids is all included.

"It's a family affair and we can't wait to get everyone together. See you next year!"

In addition to the musical line-up, Out East will also offer a wellbeing area – The Breakout – nestled amongst the trees with wildlife and birdsong in abundance.

The Outpost – an open air cabaret stage – will see an eclectic mix of art and culture including comedy and dance theatre, while the kids takeover at School's Out, offering everything from storytelling, science and circus activities.

Elsewhere, the The Pig Out are will be curated by Canteen Street Food Festival, hosting an incredible line-up of culinary delights.

There will also be plenty of rides and fairground delights at the Far Out area.

Stephen Begg, operations manager, Dalkeith Country Park said: "We are ecstatic to be hosting Out East Festival 2022 at Dalkeith Country Park. We can't wait.

"The park's expanse of beautiful greenery is the perfect backdrop for this vibrant music, art and culture focussed family friendly event."

For ticket information, visit, with an "early bird" 15 per cent discount applying to all ticket purchases via the website for all adult and teenager, weekend and day tickets until midnight on Sunday, November 28. Kids under 10 go free.