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Organisers of Electric Fields offer full refund after event relocation anger

The festival will now take place at a venue in Glasgow. Credit: Visit Scotland

People who have bought tickets to the Dumfries and Galloway music festival Electric Fields are being offered full refunds.

Organisers have apologised to ticket-holders after they announced on their website on Tuesday that they are moving the event's location.

Instead of taking place at Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill, it will this year be held at the SWG3 complex in Glasgow.

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The decision, described as 'difficult', was made because of the rising costs of outdoor festivals and 'ongoing logistical and transport challenges'.

Reactions to the news on social media prompted the organisers to issue an apology, admitting: "We got that wrong".

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People on social media have reacted to the news. Credit: Twitter

Initially they offered part-refunds to people who have tickets, but now full refunds will be given to those who plan on missing the event.

Not every one is disappointed with the news, some say the move will allow the festival to 'stay alive'.

People on social media have reacted to the news. Credit: Twitter

British artists such as Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, The Vaccines and Metronomy are scheduled to perform at the festival set to take place on 4 and the 6 July.

Some of the acts performing the event. Credit: PA images

In the past, big names like Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have headlined the event. More than 8,000 people watched the Manchester band perform.

People who have already bought tickets to this year's event have been contacted by email.