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Human League and Zutons announced for Wickerman

Press release:

The Human League and The Zutons are to top the billing at Scotland’s friendliest music event The Wickerman Festival.

Sheffield synth-pop pioneers The Human League are best known for their multi-million selling singles “Don’t You Want Me, Love Action, Mirror Man and Keep Feeling Fascination.” The electro legends will headline Friday 24th July.

Taking centre stage on the Saturday night are Indie rockers The Zutons. The former Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominees are recognised as “Liverpool’s first great band of the 21st Century.”

In addition to the headline acts the Wicker audience can look forward to an extremely eclectic billing. This includes an exclusive Scottish festival performance from folk maverick Billy Bragg, a techno reggae set by festival favourites Dreadzone and old skool ska and punk from the UK Subs and Penetration.

Also appearing in this first announcement from the festival team are Jamaican reggae Grammy Award winners Zion Train. Other attractions planned for the 2009 shindig are a comedy tent featuring Phil Kay, a 24 hour Burnsathon, festival golf, mountain biking, kilts and camouflage fancy dress theme and the ceremonial torching of a giant Wickerman.

'Famously friendly' is the tag line for the 8th Wickerman Festival making reference to its laid-back family orientated audience.

Festival co-ordinator Helen Chalmers said “The festival team hope everyone will be as delighted with the first announcement as we are and we promise that there is much more to come with over 100 acts still to be announced.”

The Wickerman takes place at East Kirkcarswell Farm near Kirkcudbright in the South West of Scotland on the 24th and 25th July.

Tickets are priced at £80 online and at £85 from outlets for the weekend (including booking fee, camping and parking) with children 12 and under being admitted free. A list of outlets are available from the Wickerman website.


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