Step Away From The Computer #10: Wickerman

THE WICKERMAN FESTIVAL is more Glastonbury than T in the Park, so you can bring along the family without feeling like you are irresponsibly jeopardising their health and safety. The Friday line-up in particular is mighty fine, with many of Scotland’s best up-and-coming acts on show.

Dundrennan, Dumfries & Galloway.

Fascinating fact:
Here’s a bit of trivia about the cult 1973 film The Wicker Man, after which the festival is named. Britt Ekland’s attempt at a Scottish accent was so woeful that all of her dialogue and singing had to be post-dubbed by actress Annie Ross in the editing room. You never hear Ekland’s actual voice at any time during the movie.

Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

Weather forecast:


Festival history:
This is its eighth year.

Total number of acts:
88 (not including DJs)

Cost of a ticket:

So each act is worth:

The Human LeagueThe Zutons.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“Dress like a spiv.”

4 Idlewild City Hall (Friday, Summerisle Stage)
4 The Magic Numbers Love Me Like You (Friday, Summerisle Stage)
4 We Were Promised Jetpacks Keeping Warm (acoustic) (Friday, Solus Tent)
4 The XcertsMy Book Laughs (Friday, Solus Tent)
4 The Seventeenth Century Mid October (Friday, Solus Tent)
4 The Second Hand Marching Band Enter The Room With A Loud Boom (Friday, Solus Tent)
4 Meursault A Small Stretch Of Land (Friday, Solus Tent)
4 Sweet Billy Pilgrim Forget To Breathe (Saturday, Acoustic Village Main Stage)

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