Wickerman Festival reveals up-and-coming talent for Solus tent

The Wickerman Festival has unveiled the line-up for the Solus tent, its new music showcase, at this year’s event.

Energetic rockers Vukovi will headline the stage on Friday, with dance trio Roman Nose closing out the Saturday. Both acts have a reputation for putting on a show.

[Vukovi will headline the Saturday at Solus]

Other names announced for Solus include electronic talent TeKlo, heavy-rocking trio Fat Goth, indie-pop duo Honeyblood and the fast-rising Vigo Thieves.

It has already been announced that Primal Scream and Amy Macdonald will  headline the Wickerman Festival, which takes place at East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan, Dumfries & Galloway on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

Chay Woodman, Wickerman’s Solus tent booker, believes that its the surprise element that makes the stage an essential part of Wickerman:

“It’s fantastic to have Vukovi back and Roman Nose are the perfect band to close the stage for the weekend – a very Solus-esque band. It’s truly impossible to predict what will happen in Scottish music and I like to think that maybe our wee stage at the top of the hill with the strange name works best when that unpredictable element is in full effect.”

The full line-up for the Solus tent:

Vukovi / Roman Nose / Fat Goth / TeKlo / Woodenbox / Siobhan Wilson / Vigo Thieves / Fake Major / Honeyblood / Behold the Old Bear / Young Philadelphia / Flutes / Machines in Heaven / Bear Arms / Kayce One & Toni Smoke / Vasa / The Recovery! / Saint Max and the Fanatics / RUNGS / Solareye

There is a further opportunity for up and coming musicians to play at Wickerman this year, with the return of the the goNORTH Festival Tour Tent. Acts are invited to apply to be part of goNORTH via their website, with submissions closing on April 1.

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