Media Release: Big Tent 2010 announces Early Bird ticket release

BIG Tent eco festival has released early bird tickets with 10 per cent off for advance bookings for this year’s event taking place between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th July.

Set on Falkland Estate in Fife against the stunning backdrop of the Lomond Hills, 2010 is the event’s fifth anniversary. Since its inception, it has grown year-on-year, becoming a must-visit occasion and a great day or weekend out for the whole family.

Organised by Falkland Centre for Stewardship, the three-day festival is family-friendly and packed with a range of great activities.

This year will have a real tented-village feel and visitors will be able to explore at their leisure whilst experiencing a myriad of themes, topics and entertainment.

There will be thought-provoking environmental perspectives and intelligent, lively debate for anyone interested in getting into the nitty gritty of global issues with three key themes being developed:

  • Moving with Africa – how we can support Africa and cut carbon emissions
  • A future for food – looking at food traditions, local and sustainable food, the benefits of growing your own food etc
  • Innovation, culture and habitat – change and transition – how innovations and culture can impact on natural habitats and can be intertwined

Big Tent is a true playground for children with lots of things to do such as craft-making, story-telling and face-painting. There will be an on-site solar-powered cinema offering big screen magic and Mr Boom, one of Scotland’s most popular entertainers will return. Street performers will amuse parents and children alike and there will be a fun-filled packed programme that is likely to leave children tired but happy at the end of a visit.

The hugely popular and brilliantly-talented Chipolatas will once again be performing their trademark high-energy show that combines juggling, music, clowning and a sprinkling of acrobatics.

The music programme will kick off on the evening of Friday 23rd July and will focus on world music as well as celebrating the best of Fife’s talent during the Year of Culture.

Helen Lawrenson from event organisers Falkland Centre for Stewardship, said: “We are delighted to announce that early bird tickets are now on sale for this year’s Big Tent and these can be purchased via our website on Ticketmaster.

“Last year’s event was a sell-out and we’d really like encourage people to book their tickets well in advance to secure their place.

“Big Tent is a flagship event in Fife’s 2010 Year of Culture and is sure to be extremely popular.

“Preparations are well underway to ensure that this year’s Big Tent is better than ever – with stimulation, education, fun and entertainment for all ages.

“The Big Tent movement is all about being inclusive, partnerships, communities and working together for change and we hope as many people and organisations will join us in July.”

Further information of the Big Tent programme will be announced in due course. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more or book tickets please visit


Media contact – For further information and interview requests please contact:

Anna Gormley, The BIG Partnership

Tel: 01592 643 200 or 07884 061 844


Notes to Editors

Early Bird Specials

Ticket type Adult Concession Under 12s
Day £13.50 £11.70 FREE
Weekend ( 3 day pass) £36.00 £31.50 FREE
Camping including weekend ticket (3 day pass) £63.00 £54.00 FREE

Contact: Anna Gormley
Phone: 01592 643 200