The Wickerman Festival 2012

Friday 20th to Saturday 21st July 2012
Kirkcarswell Farm nr. Kirkcudbright, Galloway, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£90 with camping and parking
daily capacity: 18000
last updated: Thu 12th Jul 2012

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With multiple stages and an eclectic mix of festival favourites, iconic acts, local bands, and headliners with a wide appeal, the 11th Wickerman festival will happen on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2012.

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Headliners Scissor Sisters and Texas, plus The View, Levellers, Newton Faulkner, The Blockheads, Bad Manners, Human Don't Be Angry, Cast, Jenny O, Kassidy, Bis, Dog is Dead, Duke Special, Mike Skinner (DJ Set), Jordan Suckley, Yousef, The Blockheads, Bad Manners, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Goldblade, The Skints, Pronghorn, The Toasters, Sharks, The Vibrators, Janice Graham Band, Orange, Hearts under Fire, The Foundations, The Dugz, Davy Cowan & The Hose Beast, Kryder, D.O.D, Graeme Hawley, United Fruit, Steve Lawler, Ki Creighton, Dance Lady Dance vs Disco Dom, Matt Hinde, Kid Blast, David Dunne, Jamie Scahill, Crazy P, Sonny Wharton, Ginny Koppenhol, Filter Script, The Organic DJs, Bass Camp, Ray McKinney, Rcaine, Call me T, Scott McCormick, Liam Gordon, Plump DJs, Meat Katie, Simon Jackson, and more.. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The line-up goes across ten stages including the Summerisle Stage, Scooter Tent, The Acoustic Village, Axis Sound System Reggae Tent, Bass Camp, Greenman Inn, Headphone Arena, Ho Down Wendy House, Solus and more. As always, the weekend festivities will be brought to a spectacular close with the crowd-gathering tradition of burning the 40ft Wickerman statue at midnight on Saturday.

The site

Sited on 120 acres of isolated farmland, near Dundrennan, South West Scotland, in deepest Galloway, the festival welcomes families, and features two main stages, as well as a dance area, acoustic and reggae tents, a campsite, trade stalls, alternative area, bars, and food stalls.


All ticket prices have been frozen at last year's levels until 30th June 2012. Tickets are priced at £90 including camping and car parking. Concessions (13-15 years old) are priced £45 for a limited time and will only be available online. Children under 13 go free. Caravan/campervan tickets are an additional £30 with a further £50 to this ticket price for an electrical hook up.

To buy tickets, click here.

Everyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and bring proof of age - anyone without proof of ID will be liable to pay the full adult ticket price at the gate. We also recommend anyone who looks under 21 to bring ID with them. The ages shown on the tickets refer to the age of the child/concession on the day of the festival (not the age at time of purchase).

Down 'n' Dirty

The Down 'n' Dirty toilets and the Down 'n' Dirty showers are priced at around £8 for each facility. These passes allow use of the upgraded 'posh' flushing toilets and hot showers.


Luxury camping options include 18ft-tall hand-made tipis, yurts and cloudhouses, where fans can glamp it up. Pitches for campervans and caravans can also be booked with or without an electric hook up and will incur no increase in cost from last year.


The Wickerman features a children's area, Dumfries Museum's Activity Tent, a drumming workshop, mountain bike skills workshops with the Forestry Commission, Cosmic Circles Fire Dancers, a funfair for kids, chainsaw juggling, outdoor cinema, children's circus.


This year's fancy dress theme is 'Olympia' with spectacular sights, enchanting entertainment and adventurous activities - from yoga to hula hooping to dry slope skiing - which will be available on site. Activities include storytelling by bestselling children's author, Aiken Drum, cinema showings, festival golf, Laser Quest, the all-embracing Barabajagal Jamming Yurt. For festival goers seeking an adrenaline rush there is fire walking, grass sledging and segway riding, dance workshops, beach volleyball and even a mobile ski slope offering 30 minute lessons.

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More details will be here when available.

Friday 20th to Saturday 21st July 2012
Kirkcarswell Farm nr. Kirkcudbright, Galloway, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£90 with camping and parking
daily capacity: 18000
last updated: Thu 12th Jul 2012

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