The Wickerman Festival 2013

Friday 26th to Saturday 27th July 2013
Kirkcarswell Farm, Kirkcudbright, Galloway, DG6 4JQ, Scotland MAP
£95 with camping and parking
daily capacity: 18000
last updated: Thu 18th Jul 2013

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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 12th Wickerman festival will happen on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July 2013.


Latest additions are Lulu James, Cherub, Let's Buy Happiness, The Temperance Movement, Explosion Soundsystem, MC Ranking Fox, Ramon Judah, Leon D, Dub Foundry, Frankie Dread, Revelation Soundsystem, Red Rasta Soundsystem, Blochestra, Aventus, Blowjangles, Inishowen Ceilidh Band, The Gramophone Jass Band, The Kentucky Cowtippers, rhythmnreel, Jericho Hill, Jason Dupuy, and Headphone Disco.

Primal Scream will headline Friday, and Amy Macdonald Saturday. The other acts confirmed include Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Admiral Fallow, Dreadzone, Waylayers, Greg Wilson, Sonny Wharton, Public Service Broadcasting, The Enemy, KT Tunstall, Dexys, Bellowhead, King Charles, Stiff Little Fingers, The Rezillos, Random Hand, Anti-Nowhere League, Buster Shuffle, The Amphetameanies, Nick Welsh, The Kubricks, Pete Roe, Colin Macleod, Tommy Reilly, Paddy Callaghan, Simon Atkinson and the Foundryman's Apprentice, Shelagh McDonald, Al Lewis, Zoë Bestel, 4ft Fingers, The Ramonas, Bombskare, Davy Cowan, Capone and the Bullets, More From Jim, Molotov, Slagerij, The Hostiles, The Negatives, Kissy Sell Out, Elite Force, Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Meat Katie, Ginny K, Kid Blast, Western Groove, Matt Hinde, Tim Forrester, James Ryan, Good For The Soul, Dave Dunne, Kid Blast, and more.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

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 tent, a campsite, trade stalls, alternative area, bars, and food stalls.


Ticket prices are £95 for Weekend adult tickets, £47.50 for Weekend concession tickets, £65 for Saturday adult tickets with tickets free for under 12's. For all those taking caravans or campervans to Wickerman a basic pitch is priced at £40 or £90 for a pitch including an electric hook up.

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).

To buy tickets, click here.

The goNORTH Festival Tour Tent

The goNORTH Festival Tour Tent will also be making a return to Wickerman showcasing emerging talent from the Highlands and Islands, other parts of Scotland, the rest of the UK, and a selection of international contenders. Acts are invited to apply to be part of goNORTH via their website, submissions close on 1st April 2013.

Down 'n' Dirty

The Down 'n' Dirty toilets and the Down 'n' Dirty showers are priced at £10 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 'Rock Royalty'.

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More details will be here when available.

Friday 26th to Saturday 27th July 2013
Kirkcarswell Farm, Kirkcudbright, Galloway, DG6 4JQ, Scotland MAP
£95 with camping and parking
daily capacity: 18000
last updated: Thu 18th Jul 2013

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