Early Arrivals

Jul 19, 2012

Music Fans Wind their Way to Wickerman



Thousands of festival goers have begun flocking to one of the UK’s most loved music and art events, the Wickerman Festival, as one of the best music parties of the summer gets underway. Gates to the campsite opened at noon today, welcoming a queue of eager campers, ready to be the first to pitch their tents.

Thousands of festival goers are expected on site today (Thursday 19 July), to get ready to revel in highlights which include the main Summerisle Stage bill – which tomorrow will host a headline set from New York pop stars Scissor Sisters, rockers Levellers, indie legends Cast, and hotly tipped singer songwriter Jake Bugg.

On Saturday fans can look forward to Texas, a crowd rousing set from very special guests The View, feelgood troubadour Newton Faulkner, Glasgow four piece Kassidy and The Dangleberries, to name just a few.

Elsewhere the expanded Scooter tent will play host to Wickerman’s biggest ever punk and ska bill, headlined by the Blockheads on Friday and Bad Manners on Saturday. Techno, house and disco lovers can head to dance village ‘Bass Camp’, where DJs including Steve Lawler, Darren Emerson and Jordan Suckley will be whipping the crowds into a spin until 5am. For fans of new music, Solus features an array of talent, headlined by Human Don’t Be Angry (Malcolm Middleton) and United Fruit.

Helen Chalmers, Festival Coordinator, commented: ‘It’s fantastic to see everything come together and to welcome the first campers on to the Wickerman site. The arena and campsite looks fantastic, the weather’s great and there’s already a relaxed and excited vibe on site. We’re looking forward to the party getting into full swing with live music tonight and a packed programme over the weekend – including a few surprises!”

Wickerman fans can also enjoy the Acoustic Village which features stripped back performances, plus an array of spoken word and comedy on the Ingrid Pit Word Stage.  The dedicated children’s area features singalongs, art workshops, juggling, face painting and yoga, skiing, firewalking and festival golf, amongst many other activities on site. For further information please visit www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk


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