The Wickerman Festival

Friday 31st July 2015


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Message from The Wickerman organisers 

After much thought and consideration Patsy Gilroy and Jennie Camm have decided that the Wickerman Festival will not be continuing. Since it's creation by Jamie Gilroy, Founding Director, the festival has provided us all with an eclectic mix of memories. It's these that we wish people to look back on and remember. Thank you all for your loyal support over the years and please feel free to post your favourite moments for all of us to enjoy.



We don't know if it's the rolling countryside, the glorious weather, the ten stages of entertainment providing a mixture of punk, rock, indie and electro and a unique blend of everything in between; or a 35ft Wickerman that makes The Wickerman Festival so special. What we do know, is that we return every year for another snippet of madness, and will do again in July 2016.

Set in the glorious Kirkcudbrightshire countryside with views across the county and out over the sea to the Isle of Man, it's a breathtaking sight that has to be witnessed to be believed.

It’s an ideal first time festival, a family friendly festival, in fact, its more than just a festival. Its more comparable to an adventure, where you are likely to make new friends along the way, have experiences that will stay with you for a long time to come, and get to watch some of your favourite bands at the same time. It’s something that is unlikely to be reproduced anywhere else!

Those looking to explore a hedonistic mix of on-stage entertainment whilst the kids are entertained by story telling, circus tricks and cinema have found their destination for Summer 2016. Boasting ten stages on the site with music playing from midday until 5.00 am, you will be catered for, whatever your tastes.

Ultimately, Wickerman would not be Wickerman if we didn't set something on fire...if you want to see what, be there at midnight on Saturday night. You won't be disappointed.

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History of The Wickerman Festival

It all began way back in 2001, when Sid Ambrose, currently the festivals director, had the idea to make a festival just that bit different, by basing it on the classic British Horror film ?The Wicker Man?. He then teamed up with local Farmer Jamie Gilroy to decide on where such an event could be held. It was decided to hold it in East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan, where it remains until this day. The festival has always been firmly aimed at the family, providing an eclectic mixture of events and activities for all ages. Traditionally the Festival culminates in the burning of a 35 foot Wickerman, made by local craftsmen, and provides the highlight to an incredible and unique festival experience.

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