The Waterboys and Example sign up to Wickerman

Mike Scott
Mike Scott

Legendary band The Waterboys, rapper Example and singer songwriter Tom Odell will be headlining the main Summerisle Stage at The Wickerman Festival near Dundrennan this July.

On Friday 24th July, The Waterboys are poised to deliver an unforgettable performance in what will be their biggest Scottish festival appearance this year. The iconic band will perform classics from their extensive back catalogue alongside tracks from their recently released album ‘Modern Blues’.

Then on Saturday, Ivor Novello and Brit Awards winning artist Tom Odell will bring his distinctive sound to the main stage. His 2013 debut album, ‘Long Way Down’, shot straight to number one, featuring hits such as, ‘Can’t Pretend’, ‘Hold Me’ and the gargantuan single ‘Another Love’.

Joining them will be the chart-topping Example and DJ Wire who promise to deliver an electrifying set. Known for 25 top 40 hits, including club favourite ‘Change The Way You Kiss Me’, festival goers can expect an energetic live performance.

The Wickerman Festival organisers said this week they pride themselves on offering music lovers a “diverse mix of iconic acts and emerging talent” and this year’s line-up will be no exception with the appointment of Synergy Concerts, one of Scotland’s leading independent promoters.

Grainne Braithwaite, Founder of Synergy Concerts, commented: “Wickerman has built its reputation as a festival which offers a truly eclectic line-up and for this reason we are thrilled to be joining the team.

“Our aim this year is to book the best emerging and established artists to make Wickerman the must attend for music lovers.”