Apr 25 2012 by Michael Pringle, Airdrie & Coatbridge
FINALLY, we seem to be casting off the last throes of winter and can now look forward to a Scottish summer and all that it bring.
We can usually count on a fair bit of precipitation, if not long days of endless sunshine.
One thing that seems to be intrinsically linked with our summer season is the music festival, or more accurately - music festivals.
With the current economic climate promoters and festival organisers are having to work that little bit harder to entice us into parting with our hard earned cash.
Now in it’s 11th year, the Wickerman Festival look as if they have pulled a few rabbits out of the hat with the first of their line-up announcements.
The Scissor Sisters and Texas will be joined on the bill by the upstarts from Dundee who are of course, The View. The festival will also feature Liverpudlian indie band; Cast, and Scottish alternative folk rockers; Kassidy.
The Levellers who have legendary status on the festival circuits will also be putting in an appearance. While Mike Skinner former front man of The Streets will be entertaining the crowd into the wee small hours with a DJ set on the main stage.
Tickets for the weekend, including camping and parking, are priced at £90 for adults, £45 for 13 to 15-year-olds and children under the age of 13 go for free.
The festival takes place over the weekend of Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21.
More information and tickets at www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk