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The Wickerman Festival 2008 on Sat 26th July 2008
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The aptly named Solway Coast will experience its seventh frolicky Wickerman happening on the 25th and 26th July 2008. From cheeky publicity seeking upstart to hardy festival perennial, the Wickerman has established its roots for continued organic growth..
Wickerman '08 will once again see a parade of fops, spivs, dandies, babes, dudes, swells, cats and kids dressed in their jauntiest threads, melding together to create a festival vibe which is second to none.
Continue below for the lineup...
TRANSPORT TO THE WICKERMAN FESTIVAL
Tickets for the Dumfries Shuttle Bus are now on sale, this will leave Dumfries Railway station on the Thursday & Friday returning on Sunday. This goes direct to the festival site and is the quickest and easiest way if you are travelling by train- plus you get to skip the cues at the festival.
Times as follows.
Friday 11am, 7pm
Thursday 3.30pm, 7pm
WE ARE AWARE OF ENGINEERING WORK TAKING PLACE AFFECTING SOME SERVICES AT DUMFRIES RAILWAY STATION. THE SHUTTLE BUSES WILL WAIT FOR ANY CONNECTING REPLACEMENT SERVICES THAT ARE DELAYED BECAUSE OF THIS ENGINEERING WORK.
The shuttle bus returns on Sunday 27th July, leaving the site at 11am in time for the 1pm train from Dumfries Railway Station.
SKIDDLE MAGIC BUS
We are running a bus from the festival from the North West of england, for £25 return at the following times.
THIS BUS RUNS ON THURSDAY 24th JULY
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station - 6.30pm
Bolton Railway Station - 7.00pm
Preston Tickled Trout - 7.30pm
Lancaster (Forton Services) - 8.00pm
We plan to arrive at the festival around 10pm. The bus will return at 12pm Sunday 27th July.
WICKERMAN FESTIVAL 2008 LINEUP
Summerisle Main StageAn eclectic froth of festi favourites, iconic acts and headliners with a wide appeal. Summerisle and Woodward have combined into one superstage for 2008.
The Cuban Brothers
Sonic Boom Six
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Skiddle.com Showcase ArenaWeve taken all the favourite bits from our adventures in clubland, added a heavy dose of love and determination and created the skiddle.com showcase arena, an opportunity to see some of the biggest legends of night-time cross combined with our future heroes.
Mr C vs Tim Sheridan (Summer Special 3 hour set)
+ More TBC
X-Press2 (Decks n FX)
Greg Vickers (Tribal Sessions)
The Beat Monkeys
Tony Van Lierop
+ More TBC
Chris Emerson (Holy Are You)
Johnny Thieves (Olde Time Religion)
General Irritant (Bass Militia)
Damian (Lost + Found/Bwaap)
Chairman Blau (Rehab)
Gamma Jack & Knowing Flame
Hereldeduke (Rife Records)
Funkethics, Dynamix & Aems (Heavyweight)
Tim Forrester & Lee Smith (Lockdown)
Big Ste (Lockdown)
Johnny Sharpe & Johnny Hetherington (Lambhuna)
Phil & Ben (The Flam)
FOR NO REASON
Our friends from Preston deliver a stellar lineup of underground house music.
DANCE LIKE YOUR DAD
Daytime fun for everyone with disco classics by Rich, Em & Guests
Chilled central with a unique vibe of its own. Almost a festival within a festival.
Acoustic Village - Main StageDean Friedman www.myspace.com/deanfriedman
Miles Hunt www.myspace.com/theactualmileshunt
Alan McClure www.myspace.com/alanmcclure
Andy Lang and the Well www.myspace.com/andylangandthewell
Billy Bates www.myspace.com/iooi
with percussion Alan Emslie www.myspace.com/alanemslie
William Douglas www.myspace.com/williamdouglasmusic
Andrea Soler www.myspace.com/andreasoler
The Lancashire Hotpots www.myspace.com/thelancashirehotpots
Andi Neate www.myspace.com/andineate
Amy Newton www.myspace.com/amynewtonmusic
Tiny Tin Lady www.myspace.com/tinytinlady
Sorren Maclean Band www.myspace.com/sorrenmaclean
Lee Mottram www.myspace.com/leemottram
Mike Breen (feat. Mary Robb) www.myspace.com/mikebreensmusic
Steven Langstaff www.myspace.com/stephenlangstaff
Craig Jeffrey www.craigjeffrey.co.uk
Rick Redbeard www.myspace.com/rickredbeard
Mark Wilson www.myspace.com/markwilson2
SWS Battle of the Bands Acoustic Act Winner
Andy Lang - MC
Acoustic Village - Ingrid Pit Word Stage (Poets, Comedians & Musical Acts)
Roberto Cassani www.robertocassani.com
The Lancashire Hotpots www.myspace.com/thelancashirehotpots
Fudge and Meg
Axis Sound System Reggae Tent
Featuring Doctor Huxtable's Axis Sound System and the finest selection of classic Jamaican reggae, ska, jungle, dub and dancehall. www.axissound.co.uk
Dr Huxtable (Axis Founder)
Rocket Hi Fi
Capitol Scooter TentA superb mix of classic and modern ska/punk all in a circus big top with its own bar courtesy of Capitol.
Neville Staple www.nevillestaple.co.uk
Sham 69 www.sham69online.co.uk
Underground Heroes www.myspace.com/undergroundheroes
Twisted Nerve www.myspace.com/twistednervosis
The Eddies www.myspace.com/theeddiesuk
The Draymin www.myspace.com/thedraymin
Root System www.myspace.com/rootsystemska
Orphan Boy www.myspace.com/orphanboyuk
Headphone Disco www.headphonedisco.com
Eden Dance ZoneA heady brew of psy, breaks and beats all in a visually stunning setting. The Eden crew go all out to stimulate your senses.
Votan Stage (Psy Trance)
Zub Zub (Live Instrumental Psy Trance)
Gaspard (DJ set)
Flooting Grooves (Live Progressive Psy Trance)
Liquid Ross (DJ set)
Jon Kenobi (Live)
Kana - Japan (DJ set)
Master Margarita (DJ set)
Morph (DJ set)
Vishnu Lounge (Chill)
Zub Zub (Chillset Live)
Peaking Goddess Collective (Live)
Flooting Grooves (Live)
Two Left Feet (Live)
Master Margarita (Live)
Jumble Sale (Live)
Bhuta Tent (Breaks, Beats & House)
Louis Osborne www.myspace.com/louisosbourne
Annie Nightingale http://www.myspace.com/djannienightingale
Meat Katie http://www.myspace.com/meatkatie1
Dylan Rhymes http://www.myspace.com/dylanrhymes
Elite Force http://www.myspace.com/shackforce
The Rogue Element http://www.myspace.com/therogueelement
Upbeat world music, difficult to pigeon hole, Rowan has featured some of the most interesting and under hyped acts of the festival.
The Hacienda Tour, including...
Kings Of Macumba www.myspace.com/kingsofmacumba
Lou Hickey www.myspace.com/louhickey
Stars Of Track & Field www.myspace.com/starsoftrackandfielduk
Caragh Nugent www.myspace.com/caraghnugent
The Loud 'n' Proud Rock Orchestra www.myspace.com/loudnproudmusic
The Bootleg Lilos www.myspace.com/thebootleglilos
Courtesy of Andi Gibson
Featuring hand reared rising stars. You may discover your new favourite band on this stage.
Attic Lights www.myspace.com/thoseatticlights
Broken Records www.myspace.com/brokenrecordsedinburgh
The Ads www.myspace.com/theads
The Kazoo Funk Orchestra www.myspace.com/bigbeardlittlebeard
Beatnic Prestige www.beatnicprestige.com
Zoey Van Goey www.myspace.com/zoeyvangoey
De Rosa www.wearederosa.com/
Action Group www.myspace.com/actiongroup
Jesus H. Foxx www.myspace.com/jesushfoxx
Twin Atlantic www.myspace.com/twinatlantic
Courtesy of Sarah Roberts
More From Jim www.myspace.com/morefromjim
The Haze www.myspace.com/thehazetheband
Luva Anna www.myspace.com/luvaanna
Mitchell Museum www.myspace.com/mitchellmuseum
The Cathouse Dj's (Friday till late) www.cathouseglasgow.co.uk
Music Genres: Acid House, Acoustic, Alternative, Club Classics, Dancehall, Drum n Bass, Electro, Funk, House, Indie, Metal, Prog House, Psy/GoaTrance, Retro House, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Ska, Soul, Tech House, Trance
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