Galloway's celtic/roots/world music festival returns to the hills of Scotland's Southern Uplands from Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th May 2017.
The festival held at Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, in Scotland will feature musicians from around the world heading for the far flung location.
Acts confirmed so far include Max Romeo, Molotov Jukebox, The Mouse Outfit , La Dame Blanche, Mungos Hi Fi, Zion Train, Deekline & Ed Solo, RURA, Scott Wood Band, Pronto Mama, The Baghdaddies, and more, with many more still to be announced.
For the full details so far please see the line-up page.
Organisers of the music festival World Ceilidh aim to break the international record for the highest number of
unicorns in one place. The attempt, which has been registered with and accredited by the Guinness Book of
Records, will see festival-goers wearing unicorn horns and counted by an official adjudicator.
Plus dancers, authors and workshop leaders to be announced. The programme will also include a silent disco; a Celtic fire show spectacular, cabaret, comedy, silent disco, cocktails, real ale, global food, stalls, camping, dance, heritage and arts workshops, a healing area, session villages, open fires, star gazing, showers, and more. There is family and disabled camping also available. For children, the Kids' Marquee runs creative activities, culminating in a childrens' procession.
The main stage, the Bo Airigh, is named after the sacred cattle that were once worshipped in the valley, the Shieling dance tent is another reference to the land's prior use and the Celtic longhouse, once a common site in the hills, is revived again with rousing fiddles, sitar and kora.
An early bird adult ticket is priced at £105 for 4 days, £95 for 3 days, an adult concession ticket is priced at £100 for 4 days, £80 for 3 days, Children tickets (11-15 years) are priced at £53 for 4 days, £48 for 3 days. Vehicle passes: (up to 1 tonne) £19, vehicle pass (1-3 Tonnes) £26 (including caravans towed by car/van), vehicle pass (over 3 Tonnes) £34. Prices do not include booking fees.
Camping and further ticket info
Camping is included in the ticket price but there is an extra charge for vehicles. The site is beside a river with stunning views of the Scottish landscape.
Concessions are available for students, the unemployed and over 60s although evidence will be requested on the gate and you will be charged the difference if you don't have it with you.
There will be more information here once it is available.
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