Hops in the Garden

Saturday 15 September 2018, 4.00pm-midnight

Archerfield Walled Garden
Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, East Lothian

East Lothian's fabulous music and food festival for Leuchie House, Hops in the Garden, is back for a third year, featuring all kinds of live music, fantastic food traders, great bars and an exciting new silent disco experience!

Bring your friends or bring the family and enjoy a chilled out day that everyone will love. Mixing both national and local talent, there's something to suit everbody on the live music line-up including African, 1960s rock & roll, soul, and Scottish, plus a special star guest appearance by music legend, Fish. 

See below for details of our free bus service to Edinburgh at the end of the evening.

Doors open at 3.00pm.

Book your tickets

Adult tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the door. Under 18s are free.  

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Music programme

3.00pm            Doors open

4.00pm            Festival begins

4.20pm            Mr Boom

4.30pm            Silent Disco Tour 1 (additional £5 ticket required)

5.10pm            North Berwick Pipe Band

5.40pm            Silent Disco Tour 2 (additional £5 ticket required)

5.50pm            The Knox Family Singers

6.30pm            Cynthia Gentle

7.00pm            Eric Wales and Chris Thomson

7.40pm            Southside Starlets

8.00pm            Fish

8.50pm            The Retrophones (with the Retro Kids Dancers)

10.00pm          The Prov Johnstone Band

11.00pm          DJ set featuring guest DJs

Food and drink

You'll be spoiled for choice on the food and drink front too with this fantastic range of food traders and bars for all your dining needs throughout the day:

  • Knight's Kitchen
  • Big Blu Pizza
  • Shrimp Wreck
  • Archerfield Walled Garden's ice cream bike
  • Thistly Cross Cider
  • Knops Beer
  • Poco Prosecco
  • Herringbone Horsebox
  • Archerfield Walled Garden Bar

(Most stalls are cash-only so remember to bring some cash with you!)

NEW FOR 2018: Silent Disco comes to East Lothian!

For the very first time in East Lothian, be part of the silent disco phenomenon that has swept the country! Amazingly fun and that little bit unusual, book on to one of our 40-minute guided silent disco tours.You'll don a hi-tech headset and bust some funky new moves while singing your heart out as our silent disco supremo leads you on a roaming rhythmic adventure along the willow walk and the fairy trail on the Archerfield Estate. An unforgettable silent experience! Only £5 per person. Ages 8+. (You'll get the option to add silent disco tickets when you book your Hops tickets online).

Thank you to our sponsors


and to The Duke of Hamilton for his support.

Getting to Archerfield Walled Garden

Only 25 minutes from Edinburgh by car, you'll find lots of free parking, including disabled parking, on site. 

There'll be a free bus to Edinburgh leaving at midnight. En route, it will stop on Haddington High Street, Musselburgh Main Street (near the police station), then Charlotte Square Edinburgh. If you'd like to use this bus service, please email us to book in advance.

East Coast Buses run regular buses Edinburgh-North Berwick which pass the Archerfield Estate. The last buses to North Berwick stop at the top of the Archerfield Estate at 23.30 and 00.30. Check out their timetables at www.eastcoastbuses.co.uk. 

A short taxi journey (best to book in advance) will take you to North Berwick train station where trains run regularly between North Berwick and Edinburgh.