Enjoy a Weekend of Entertainment at the Wickerman Festival
On the 25th and the 26th of July 2008, East Kirkcarswell in Scotland will welcome thousands of music lovers to the seventh Wickerman Festival. Taking place on isolated farmland where the noise will not bother any neighbors, two main stages, tents, bar areas, food stalls, trade stalls and a campsite will be waiting for enthusiastic festival goers. With a magnificent attendance of seventeen thousand people last year, the 2008 Wickerman Festival is anticipated to be even bigger.
Friday night will kick off in true Wickerman Festival tradition with a thrilling fire twirling display. The burning of the nine meter tall wicker effigy, created by Alex Rigg and Trevor Leat each year, will take place at midnight on Saturday. In between these two major festival events, there will be more than a hundred acts to entertain, thrill and excite those in attendance.
In regard to the musical performances at the festival, each genre of music will be hosted in specific locations at the festival. The Summerisle Main Stage will present artists and bands such as KT Tunstall, Gary Numan, Dub Pistols, The Cuban Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damien Dempsey, Max Romeo and Sonic Boom Six. At the Acoustic Village Main Stage, acts include the likes of Miles Hunt, Dean Friedman, Billy Bates, Andrea Soler, Amy Newton, Craig Jeffery and Andy Lang. Poets, musical acts and comedians can be found in the Acoustic Village – Ingrid Pit Word Stage, with Fudge and Meg, Milton Balgonie, Jed and The Lancashire Hotpots confirming their attendance.
The Axis Sound System Reggae Tent will host Dr Huxtable, Mikey D.O.N, Rocket Hi Fi and Bushrocker; while the Capitol Scooter Tent has Neville Staple, Underground Heroes, Monkish, Orphan Boy, Headphone Disco and The Eddies performing during the festival. Other tents and their breathtaking, body swinging entertainment, such as the Bhuta Tent, Eden Dance Zone, Rowan Stage, Vishnu Lounge, Solis Stage and the Skiddle.com Showcase Arena, are worth the visit.
The fun, however, does not end with the music and mind blowing performances. There will also be a children’s fun fair, outdoor cinema, children’s circus, mountain biking workshops, Dumfries Museum’s Activity Tent, chainsaw juggling and drumming workshop. The most famous mountain biking trails in Scotland, 7stanes, is also nearby the festival. Those who are willing to try something a little different, or have a few good laughs, should head to the Headphone Disco where people will be dancing the night away in complete silence.
In addition to all the exciting activities and shows, the Wickerman Festival will be attempting a world record for the most Mohican hairstyles found in one location at the same time. With the guidelines received from the record management team of the Guinness Book of Records, festival officials will be counting Mohican heads in hopes to break the record. The Wickerman Festival is an event that is safe, enjoyable and tons of fun, and should be attended by visitors for a unique festival experience in Scotland.