The Wickerman Festival has been cancelled. Organisers made a statement saying, "Following the hugely successful running of The Wickerman Festival in 2015, which followed shortly after the death of the event’s co-founder Jamie Gilroy, the Wickerman Festival organisers have decided to take a year off in 2016. The event will go ahead in 2017 and plans are already taking shape. The organisers are grateful for the kind messages and loyal support from all Wicker fans and look forward to announcing further details about the 2017 festival shortly. Meanwhile people who have purchased early bird tickets for 2016 will be refunded automatically by Skiddle. The Wickerman Festival website, and social media, will be regularly updated to outline plans for 2017."
With multiple stages and an eclectic mix of festival favourites, iconic acts, local bands, and headliners with a wide appeal, the 15th Wickerman festival will happen on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July 2016 with campsites open on the Thursday.
There are no acts confirmed yet for 2016.
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.
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 more.
Early bird 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.
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.
For a fee 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.
This year's fancy dress theme has not yet been announced.
More details will be here when available.
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