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Wickerman will see pilgrimage from Ayrshire

wickermanThe Wickerman Festival takes place for the eighth successive year near Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway. The festival has proven popular with Ayrshire music lovers, being close to home and promoting Ayrshire talent into the bargain over the previous years.

The Liverpool based band the Zutons and 80s band the human league.

Headliners this year will be Liverpool band The Zutons and 80s band The Human League. Unlike the bigger commercial festivals it has a more family orientated feel with kids welcomed and catered for. It also runs throughout the night only stopping for a few hours to clear up and start again. There is music from an array of genres for the most discerning of music fans; reggae, rock, indie, ska, punk, electronic and several styles of dance with house legend Danny Rampling even giving classes to the wannabe DJs among the campers.

There’s also spoken word, poetry, comedy and even a retro outdoor cinema – where yes, you can watch the original Wickerman movie starring Edward Woodward.

Ayr-based ska band The Hostiles will grace the stage in the scooter tent where Bad Manners will headline on Saturday.

At midnight on Saturday there’s a feast of pyrotechnics and a giant Wickerman effigy is set ablaze to the sound of the bagpipes. The Wickerman Festival takes place this weekend on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July, check out for more info. Weekend tickets cost £80 including camping and parking and kids under 14 go free if accompanied by an adult.

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