The Starry Spectacle of St Andrews: Starfields 2023

Nestled in the quaint streets of St Andrews is the iconic Lower College Lawn. Once a year, this historic site transforms into a pulsing, vibrant arena of music and festivity. The magic begins on September 9th, with doors opening at 4:30 PM (BST). A word to the wise: ensure you arrive before the last entry time at 10:30 PM!

Starfields, affectionately known as “SF”, stands tall as the UK’s largest student-run music festival, drawing a whopping 2,500 guests. That’s one-third of all the undergrads in St Andrews, a testament to the event’s magnetic allure.

What truly sets Starfields apart is the calibre of artists it draws. World-renowned DJs such as Claptone, Gorgon City, and Klingande have all graced its stage, turning the St Andrews’ coast into a musical haven. Just last year, the crowd swayed to the beats of Claptone, with stunning support from Endor and TIGRE. No wonder tickets are such hot commodities; in 2021 and 2022, Early Bird tickets vanished in mere seconds!

At its core, Starfields thrives on house and electronic music, but it’s always evolving, always fresh. The event owes its genesis to the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show (FS). Since its inception in 1992, FS has been a beacon for fashion, but it’s also given the town’s music scene a serious boost. Their mission: to bring top-notch musical talent to St Andrews, all while championing charitable causes. Their impact has been profound, with £600,000+ in donations over the years and a legacy of supporting young, budding designers.

Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a fresher ready to dive into a new experience, Starfields promises a night you won’t forget. Remember, wristbands are essential, and with the event’s dazzling light show and captivating music, you’re in for a treat.

If St Andrews is on your travel radar, don’t miss out on Starfields. Be part of this musical phenomenon!


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