Edinburgh’s FLY Open Air festival is back for a fourth instalment after a huge battle to keep the party going.
FLY Open Air returns to Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh in September, after more than 6,000 people signed a petition to Edinburgh’s council to keep the festival at the world heritage site. The party looks out onto the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and will this year play host to a stacked line-up including Jayda G, Dennis Sulta b2b Mella Dee and DJ Boring.
Saturday night’s headliner is FLY resident Denis Sulta, who will go b2b with Mella Dee for a special 10-hour set. Sunday puts Jayda G front and centre, alongside Eclair FiFi and DJ Boring (live), Haai, Jasper James, La La & Liam Doc.
FLY Open Air takes place on 21 & 22 September in the heart of Edinburgh. This year’s event represents a significant turning point after over 6,000 people signed a petition earlier in the year to keep Open Air at its unique venue. FLY was under pressure from Edinburgh’s council to reduce the size of the festival, meaning it would no longer be able to house events and facilities in the Princess Street Gardens venue. Speaking to Edinburgh Live at the time, in response to the council’s threatened restrictions, FLY founder Tom Ketely said, “it can’t go ahead the way they’re suggesting.”