Zoe set to shine on festival’s Acoustic Village

Friday 4th May'14yr old singer/songwriter Wigtown Lass Zoe Bestel at the launch of her first single 35 missed calls in the Belted Galloway Newton Stewart
Friday 4th May'14yr old singer/songwriter Wigtown Lass Zoe Bestel at the launch of her first single 35 missed calls in the Belted Galloway Newton Stewart

WIGTOWN’S shining star, Zoe Bestel, will achieve her musical ambition after having been confirmed for a sought-after spot on the prestigious Acoustic Village main stage at this year’s Wickerman Festival.

Singer/songwriter Zoe’s first single, 35 Missed Calls, was released last month to much acclaim and she shot up the Amazon Folk Music chart.

Now she will show festival-goers what she can do when she performs on Friday 20 July at the world-famous jewel in Dumfries and Galloway’s musical crown.

The Acoustic Village will also host Artmagic, a new collaboration between Suede guitarist Richard Oakes and songwriter and producer Sean McGhee, and profoundly talented Carrbridge songstress Rachel Sermanni.

Festival Coordinator Helen Chalmers commented: “We’re delighted to announce this raft of new additions which crosses so many genres of music. Renowned artists will come from all corners of the world to perform at Wickerman - and there’s a sense amongst the festival team that it’s going to be very special year! We can’t wait to see the first campers arriving on our beautiful festival site.”

The Wickerman Festival takes place on 20 and 21 July at near Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright. Monumental New York pop stars Scissor Sisters and Scottish pop legends Texas are the main stage headliners, joined by Britpop icons Cast, Dundee rockers The View, folk rock heroes Levellers and singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner, to name just a few. On Saturday, after the spectacular Wickerman burning, there will also be a DJ set from Mike Skinner.

With ten live music stages in total music fans can switch between punk and ska performances from legendary acts including The Blockheads and Bad Manners at the Scooter Tent, innovative Scottish talent including Human Don’t Be Angry and United Fruit at the Solus Tent and top DJS and dance acts such as Steve Lawler and Darren Emerson in Bass Camp.

visit www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk for information and tickets.