The Wickerman Festival today revealed that punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers and new wave act The Rezillos will be headlining its legendary Scooter Tent this July.
Belfast’s Stiff Little Fingers, who headlined the very first Wickerman in 2002, will undoubtedly deliver a raucous performance in the hugely popular punk & ska tent on Friday 26th July, while on Saturday 27th Edinburgh-based five piece The Rezillos will take to the stage to stir up the crowds. Joining them on the bill are Anti-Nowhere League, Vice Squad, Random Hand and Buster Shuffle.
Stiff Little Fingers are returning to the festival after announcing that the band recorded their 10th studio album this year. The four piece’s signature style of personal and political lyrics mixed with the energy of punk is certain to be a hit with Wickerman fans. Playing directly before them are Vice Squad, the punk band formed in 1978 and fronted by the legendary Beki Bondage.
Influential Edinburgh band The Rezillos will top the bill on Saturday night. The new wave punk act are influenced by the likes of The Ronettes and the Shangri Las and their inimitable sound shot the group to underground fame in the neo-punk scene. Anti-Nowhere League will make their first appearance at the festival in 2013, treating revellers to their hardcore punk sound.
Friday’s line up is completed by Random Hand, who have toured extensively sharing their ferocious ska-punk-metal style; Nick Welsh with his show ‘The Life & Times of a Ska Man’ which includes songs from his four decade ska and reggae career; The Kubricks, a seven-piece band from London with their own brand of Ska-Pop; Scooter Tent favourites Bombskare; Davy and The Hosebeat; 2Tone ska originals Capone and the Bullets; Annan boys More From Jim and Molotov.
On Saturday, East London’s Buster Shuffle will get the Scooter Tent bouncing with a piano bashing pop, indie and ska set. They will be joined by the ever popular, spikey, ska pop act The Amphetameanies; 4ft Fingers, a band that shaped the British punk rock and ska punk scene in the early 2000s; The Ramones all female tribute act The Ramonas; Slagerij; local lads The Hostiles; The Negatives and Urang Matang.
Helen Chalmers, Wickerman’s Festival Coordinator, commented, “Wickerman’s roots are steeped in punk and ska and the Scooter Tent has become pretty legendary. We’ve waited a long time to welcome back Stiff Little Fingers and we’re delighted that they, alongside The Rezillos, accepted our invite. It’s a cracking line up and we cannot wait to see the crowd bouncing for two days solid.”
The Wickerman Festival will take place on 26th and 27th July. For more information visit www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk
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