Wickerman welcomes The Pigeon Detectives

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WITH less than two weeks to go until the 10th anniversary of The Wickerman Festival, organisers have added The Pigeon Detectives, Nashville-based duo ChessBoxer and Glasgow-based samba band The Kings of Macumba to the Summerisle Stage bill.

With hits including ‘I’m Not Sorry’ and ‘Romantic Type’ in their arsenal, The Pigeon Detectives’ live show is incredible and will provide a perfect warm up for The Coral before Feeder take to the stage. ChessBoxer meanwhile have been making a name for themselves touring with acts such as Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s and for their excursion to Wickerman they will be joined on stage by Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show notoriety. Samba stars Kings of Macumba will open proceedings on the Summerisle Stage on Saturday at noon.

Local heroes The Hostiles and More From Jim, join festival veterans Bombskare and newcomers Billy Liar, The Roaches, Lady Winwoods Maggot and Cartoon Violence to complete the Scooter Tent line up.

Victorious showcase winners, Fatherson and The Fiction will open the Solus Tent on Friday and Saturday respectively. The showcase events were held at Box in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, which is a sponsor of the Solus Tent.

Festival coordinator Helen Chalmers said: “We’re delighted to welcome even more talented acts to this year’s Wickerman Festival. These additions, from indie favourites The Pigeon Detectives to folk duo ChessBoxer, demonstrate just why we have one of the most eclectic festival offerings in the UK.”

The winner of our pair of Wickerman tickets is Joe Thomson of Wigtown.