Scottish Alt. Rock behemoths, Idlewild, are set to headline the Sunday night of ButeFest 2016, organisers announced on Thursday night via Social Media.
The Edinburgh based outfit are the latest act to be added to the bill, which already boasts the likes of The Magic Numbers, Skerryvore, The Scott Wood Band, Tom McRae, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Heron Valley, Talisk, The Youth and Young, The Rezillos among many others. The second ever ButeFest will take place Friday 29th-Sunday 31st July 2016 at King George’s Field, Rothesay.
Along with 'Tier 2' tickets going on sale this week (offering a saving up to 25% vs. the price of a standard full-weekend ticket) the organisers have this year introduced a limited number of day tickets for 2016. So, festivalgoers will still be able to take in some of the fantastic bands performing across the weekend without breaking the bank.
As with the festival's debut, the 2016 follow-up promises to be packed with loads of activities and entertainment for the younger ButeFest'ers to enjoy too. Family entertainment confirmed so far includes Professor Pumpernickel, Fellowship of the Thistle, Ian Douglas Storyteller and Gary(Gacko)Bridgens with much more still to be announced! ButeFest 2016 is set to be great weekend out for the whole family with 'under 11's' going free and the return of the incredibly popular ButeFest family ticket deal.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.butefest.co.uk or locally (saving the price of booking fee) from The Musicker and The Dressing Rooms. For more information about the festival and the line up so far visit the ButeFest website.
ButeFest 2016 is supported by EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and by CalMac.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said:
“We are delighted to be once again supporting ButeFest. Scotland is the perfect stage for events and Emma and her team have brought together another strong programme this year. With a diverse and exciting line-up of music acts and entertainment appealing to people of all ages and tastes, the festival truly has something for everyone.”
Peter Griffiths, Marketing Manager at CalMac, said:
"It was exciting for CalMac to be involved with the first ButeFest last year and we're pleased to be able to renew that support in 2016 as the event grows.
Although it's still early days for the organisers and there are many more acts to announce, it shows all the signs of being another great family weekend. CalMac recently won the Creative Business title at the Arts and Business Scotland Awards for its support of cultural diversity across its network - specifically for the CalMac Culture competitions and ButeFest will, this year, also show case a winner of CalMac Culture Music for the first time."
For all those interested in having a go at the CalMac Culture Music title, the competition is now on for budding singer songwriters and bands to try their hand at winning a slot at one of a number of festivals around Scotland, including ButeFest. Go to www.calmac.co.uk/music for full detail on key dates, how to enter and terms and conditions.