Scottish 'New Wave of British Classic Rock' festival Wildfire which takes place from Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th June at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire, has announced more acts.
There's also young bands from all corners of the UK including: Bad Touch (Norfolk), Broken Witt Rebels (Birmingham), The Treatment (Cambridge), Gasoline Outlaws (Belfast), Little Brother Eli (Oxford), The Texas Flood (Swansea), Fragile Things (Milton Keynes), Dirty Thrills (London), Jupiter Falls (Leeds) and Empyre (Northampton), as well as grassroots Scottish bands with 11 local acts confirmed including: The King Lot, Anchor Lane, Tantrum, Black King Cobra, Disposable and Swamp Born Assassins – some of whom are securing their debut at a major rock festival. For the details so far please see the line-up page.
In addition to the two main stages, for the first time Wildfire Festival will be hosting a third stage specifically geared to a teenage audience -where a number of young bands will gain their first ever festival experience. A supervised Wildfire bus service will ensure youth groups can travel safely to and from the venue.
Organiser Dave Ritchie launched Wildfire five years ago to give young bands a platform to break into the mainstream – and to give music lovers an opportunity to experience a festival that wouldn’t break the bank. Dave comments: "For me and everyone involved with supporting the festival, Wildfire is a labour of love – run by music lovers for music lovers. It’s a platform for new bands to get noticed and for music fans to discover at least, half a dozen new bands they want to support."
“This year we cater for all tastes – music that appeals to the young and some legends for our more mature fans, but our main focus is to help emerging bands get a break. After a 2016 when we lost too many music heroes, it’s decision time: if we want a future for guitar music, the time has come to back new bands. We all love the classics from the past but the time has come to look forward and invest in the next generation of talent. At Wildfire this year you can see a “who’s who” of the New Wave of British Classic Rock in one place over three days. We will have people flying to us from airports around the UK – it’s a cheap flight and, with the festival set in beautiful surroundings, Wildfire for many is proving to be a springboard for a family holiday in Scotland.”
Entry to all three nights with weekend camping are priced at £70 or £60 without camping.
Concession ticket (for those aged 13-15 years) are priced at £15. Tickets for children (Aged 0-12 years) are priced at £1.
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