Later this month Glaswegian pop duo Tuff Love make their debut at Electric Fields Festival. We caught up with Julie from the band ahead of their appearance to chat about their expectations, festival stories and more.

You play Electric Fields in a couple of weeks, have you been before? What are your expectations?

I’ve never been before. I imagine it’s going to be really green and sunny and full of nice people. I hope there’s an ice-cream van.

Is there anybody on the line-up or anything at the festival that you’re intrigued to check out?

We have to leave right after playing but there’s lots on there that I would love to see. I would really like to see The Van T‘s live.

Festival sets are usually quite different to headline shows, but how do they compare for you?

To me festival sets mean no soundcheck which can be a bit daunting. But at festivals people might see you who wouldn’t usually, which is great.

When you play a festival do you like to get involved all weekend and camp?

Occasionally if we have time, but we haven’t done that in a while.

Tell us your three top tips for being at a festival.

My top tips if you’re going to a festival for a few days are to bring oat cakes, a jacket or a hat, and also do go about on your own so you get to do and see what you want to.

Do you have any festival stories that have always stuck with you that you can share?

A few years ago at Glastonbury we had to walk for about an hour in the pouring rain with all our equipment bringing it from our car to the stage. The gig was very drippy.

Finally for those going to Electric Fields, why should they include you in their schedule?

They shouldn’t unless they like amazing songs. Just joking. I hope people come, we are pretty loud and poppy.


Tuff Love join an incredible host of acts at Electric Fields Festival, including Primal Scream, The Charlatans, Everything Everything, Wild Beasts, Public Service Broadcasting, Fat White Family and many more. The festival takes place between the 26th-27th August in the idyllic setting of Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill, Scotland.

For futher information, the full line-up and tickets head to the Electric Fields Festival website.

A 20-something year old journalist and freelance PR often found at a gig, a festival or holding a dictophone to a band and asking them all kinds of questions. I'm a sucker for whiskey and vinyl.