Wickerman announces Solus line-up and return of goNORTH stage

Fat Goth
Fat Goth

NEW wave rock band Vukovi will headline the Solus tent on the Friday of this year’s Wickerman Festival in July.

Saturday’s lead act will be tech-electro trio Roman Nose. They will be joined by Fat Goth, TeKlo, Woodenbox, Siobhan Wilson, Vigo Thieves and Fake Major, as well as other rising stars.

Glasgow four-piece Vukovi will be returning to the festival with the promise of a raucous performance and a sound influenced by the likes of Skunk Anansie and Rage Against the Machine. The band’s reputation for delivering a storming live set was built on sold out shows throughout Glasgow and its alternative, experimental sound is guaranteed to be a hit with Wicker fans. Vukovi will be joined by energetic electro act Teklo, dubbed ‘One to Watch’ by the BBC, and his yet-to-be released new material is sure to wow the crowds.

On Saturday, the Solus tent will pick up the pace with masked trio Roman Nose who write, produce and direct their own tech-electro stage shows. Their bass-heavy existence and heart-crunching sound is set to have the tent jumping. Also announced for Saturday are hotly tipped act Vigo Thieves, a Wishaw band who use driven beats, explosive synthesisers and soaring emotionally charged vocals to produce epic songs which echo the likes of New Order and U2.

Other line-up additions include alt-folk sextet Woodenbox who have been working alongside acclaimed producer Paul Davage to release a second album. Also announced are Dundonian three-piece Fat Goth whose fast-paced, dirty basslines and thumping lightening quick beats effortlessly blend moments of off-kilter instrumental perfection. Solareye, the emcee of Edinburgh six-piece Stanley Odd whose word craft is awesomely eloquent, will also take to the stage. The Solus Tent will also see RUNGS, Honeyblood, Siobhan Wilson, Behold the Old Bear and Young Philadelphia commanding the stage on Friday.

On Saturday, Flutes who is famous for its deep choruses and progressive hypnotic melodies, will be entertaining fans as well as widely acclaimed duo Fake Major, who will be drafting in some additional limbs to help create a live sound similar to the full band arrangements heard on its first EP Have Plenty of Fun. They will be joined by Machines in Heaven, Bears Arms, Kayce One and Toni Smoke, Vasa, The Recovery and Saint Max and the Fanatics.

The festival is on July 26th and 27th at East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan.