HebCelt Fest 2015

HebCelt Fest 2015

Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th July 2015
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2BW, Scotland MAP
£79 for a weekend ticket
Daily capacity: 16,000
Last updated: Thu 11th Jun 2015

The 20th annual Hebridean Celtic Festival will take place at Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th of July 2015.


Expect a line-up of music featuring top international artists set against the backdrop of the Gaelic culture and Hebridean heritage.

Acts confirmed are Afro Celt Sound System, Treacherous Orchestra, Chastity Brown, Le Vent du Nord, Shooglenifty, Idlewild, Salsa Celtica, Niteworks, Manran, Sorren Maclean, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Vincent Cross, Scott McWatt, Raghu Dixit, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Jamie Smith's Mabon, Karen Matheson, Siobhan Miller, Iain Morrison, Between Islands, Shinty's Heroes (Curaidhean na Camanachd), Na h-Òganaich, Siiga, Eleanor Nicolson, Alyth McCormack, Shine, Halcyon, Malin, Sunshine Social, Earths, Bella and The Bear, The Elephant Sessions, and Japanese musician Toshiya Motooka.

Many complementary events are also hosted by community groups around Stornaway and the islands of Lewis and Harris catering for a variety of tastes both musical and otherwise. There are also workshops often given by many of the festival's performers, which includes masterclass sessions. Also included are the ever popular Gaelic language tasters, lectures and children's entertainment plus numerous pub sessions in Stornoway and the surrounding area. Art workshops will be given a historical twist, there's a fire show finale on Saturday.


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Tickets are being held at the 2014 prices of £79 for the weekend (£61 for concession and £19 for children under 14) for the main arena events.

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Expect main stages. There will be food outlets and social areas separating the two stages. There's also a full programme of family entertainment, as well as a street arts programme with walkabout, workshops and fire shows.

This year it is expected that the festival will be once again operating a cashless system for the bars through the introduction of bar tokens in an attempt to reduce queuing.

A new work of art will go on show at the festival this summer. Organisers are to commission an artist or artists to create a contemporary artwork to mark the event’s 20th anniversary. The selected design will be displayed at a prime location within the main arena in the grounds of Lews Castle during the festival,


There are good public transport links, flights available to Stornoway and a regular ferry service.

There will be more information here when available.

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