Julie Fowlis, Hayseed Dixie, John McCusker Band, Talisk, and Fara have been announced for the 21st HeCelt Festival based on Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th of July 2016.
They join Saturday, headliners Runrig on the main arena line-up with many more to be announced.
HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan, said, "We are delighted to welcome Julie Fowlis back to HebCelt. She grew up with the festival and has played a major role in its success and growth. As an artist of international standing now she is an inspiration to singers and musicians who play in the Gaelic or traditional genres. We are also thrilled with the other bands we are announcing today.
"Hayseed Dixie are a superb live act with a combination of great musicianship and fun cover version that will be a big hit with our audience. Fara and Talisk are both exceptional bands and among the best young acts around at the moment. We are always enthusiastic about encouraging young talent and providing a platform at HebCelt to help their development."
Further headliners will be announced soon. As well as the music there's also a full programme of family entertainment, as well as a street arts programme with walkabout, workshops and fire shows.
Held at last year’s rates, the prices range from £83 (£64 for concessions and £20 for children under 14 with under 5s going free) for the main arena events.
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