The 24th annual Hebridean Celtic Festival will take place Lewis and Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th July 2019.
Acts include KT Tunstall; The Shires; Newton Faulkner; Elephant Sessions; Tide Lines; Hudson Taylor; Talisk; Kris Drever Trio; Ferris & Sylvester; FARA; JigJam; and more.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
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.
Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-
adult arena weekend (Thurs-Sat): £95
concession arena weekend (Thurs-Sat): £85
youth (14-17) arena weekend (Thurs-Sat): £65
child (7-13) arena weekend (Thurs-Sat): £30
small child (0-6) arena weekend (Thurs-Sat): £6
There are good public transport links, flights available to Stornoway and a regular ferry service.
As part of a green initiative, Hebcelt is banning single-use plastics from its site.
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.
HebCelt organisers are also aiming to ease accommodation pressure in Stornoway by joining forces for the first time with Pitch Village to bring a new style of camping to the festival. Pitch Village will provide 50 tents initially – pre-pitched and fully-equipped - on a site at Willowglen, allowing festival goers the chance to pre-book accommodation for two to eight people. The site will also offer showers, toilets, storage facilities, phone charging and dedicated security.
There will be more information here when available.
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