The Wickerman Festival 2015

Friday 24th to Saturday 25th July 2015
Kirkcarswell Farm, Kirkcudbright, Galloway, DG6 4JQ, Scotland MAP
£110 with camping and parking
daily capacity: 18000
last updated: Fri 31st Jul 2015

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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 14th Wickerman festival will happen on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2015 with campsites open on the Thursday.

Line-up

Headliners The Waterboys, Tom Odell, Squeeze, and Lulu, plus Jimmy Cliff, The Sonics, Neneh Cherry, Stereo MC's, Julian Cope, The Sugarhill Gang, John Cooper Clarke, Steve Ignorant, Errors, Withered Hand, The Phantom Band, Youth Man, PAWS, Holy Mountain,  Example & DJ Wire, This is the Kit, The Saints, Pere Ubu, TV Smith, Hector Bizerk, The Amphetameanies, The Ramonas, Ela Orleans, Esperanza, Halfrican, Tuff Love, Zyna Hel, Bossy Love, Skies Fell, Ubre Blanca, Miaoux Miaoux, Sluts of Trust, Washington Irving, Kathryn Joseph, Martha Ffion, Aaron Fyfe, Blochestra, Tommy Reilly, Man of Moon, Kobi Onyame, C Duncan, Mogen, Outerblinker, Rob Lynch, Shield Patterns, Kids On Bridges, and DJ duo Optimo.

Latest additions Eddie Halliwell, Felix Leiter, Plump DJs, Sonny Wharton, Justin Robertson, Kid Blast, Luke Stanger, James Ryan, Matt Hinde, Matt Thiss, and Beats of Rage.

For the line-up details as available see the The Wickerman Festival line-up page.

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.

Included in the activities are a roller disco, hot tubs, dance workshops, an outdoor cinema and a brand new Lowland Links Tent which will help fans celebrate Scotland’s Year of Homecoming in style by shining the spotlight on the Dumfries and Galloway region.

Tickets

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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £110 for weekend adult tickets and £55 for weekend concession tickets, with children aged 12 and under able to attend for free. A campervan/caravan pitch is priced at £55 or £105 with an electric hook up. There are also VIP, and camping options available.

Features

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.

Once again the popular Headphone Disco will be returning to Wickerman this year to keep people raving quietly on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Headphone Arena, nestled alongside Bass Camp.

Once again, Festival fans in need of some downtime can kick back and enjoy The Retreat, where a variety of relaxing treatments will be on offer. Alongside the retreat,revellers can enjoy a series of Yoga and Qigong sessions.

New features for 2015 include a 40 seat Wee Green Cinema and a Karaoke Taxi, Europe’s first mobile zip wire, a new campervan photo booth, a new Festival Circus hosted in a big top, and circus workshops.

Further adding to the merriment and returning to Wickerman will be the 7stanes Display Team,who offer mountain bike taster sessions,the much-loved headphone disco, soccarenas, a climbing wall, glass sledging, bouncy castles, fairground rides, laser quest, segway riding, a bucking broncho and site sherpas.

Children’s Area

For £3 per day, children can enjoy a host of fun activities in Wickerman’s dedicated Children’s Area. All admission charges will be donated towards the education of James Okeyo, an African orphan who the festival have sponsored since 2011. The area offers storytelling sessions, singalongs, art workshops and puppet shows.

Theme

This year's fancy dress theme is Wicker Waistcoasts.

More details will be here when available.



Friday 24th to Saturday 25th July 2015
Kirkcarswell Farm, Kirkcudbright, Galloway, DG6 4JQ, Scotland MAP
£110 with camping and parking
daily capacity: 18000
last updated: Fri 31st Jul 2015


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