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.
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.
This is its eighth year.
Total number of acts:
88 (not including DJs)
Cost of a ticket:
So each act is worth:
“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 Xcerts – My 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)