Wickerman, one of Scotland’s hottest annual music festivals, will be launching two new features this summer to celebrate its partnership with Homecoming Scotland 2014 – a Lowland Links tent and the festival’s first kilted Wickerman. The attractions will shine the spotlight on Scotland’s rich and exciting culture and welcome the world to the picturesque Dumfries and Galloway region, where the eclectic independent festival is held.
To bring the Wickerman’s Southern Scottish roots to life, the new Lowland Links Tent will showcase the region’s unique culture through a lively programme of events. Featuring a diverse line-up of music mixed with interactive entertainment and local history, it will play host to an energetic ceilidh at the end of each day to help Wicker fans get into the swing of the Lowland’s spirit. Local heritage experts, crafts and intriguing artefacts will also feature in the tent throughout the weekend.
To further celebrate Homecoming 2014, Wickerman’s famous icon will add a uniquely Scottish touch to the seasoned music event and act as a distinct marker for visitors. Towering 40ft above the picturesque festival site, the Wickerman statue is as iconic as the event itself, and is spectacularly set alight every year in an unforgettable festival finale. For the first time the statue will be expertly hand sculpted in an gravity defying pose and be dressed in a striking kilt woven from willow.
Tickets for the Wickerman Festival are on sale now, with acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Del Amitri, The Feeling, Alabama 3, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, The Zombies and many more lined up to play.Hosted on a picturesque working farm, it attracts music lovers from all over the UK and will feature eleven stages that cater for every musical taste, in addition to a full programme of on-site activities.
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th July 2014 / www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk