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Posted on 08/30/2014


Photo taken on August 30, 2014



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Wicker man

Wicker man
This figure is about 30' tall. The festival was the weekend before got here.

The Wickerman Festival is an annual music festival and takes place at East Kirkcarswell near to Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Dubbed 'Scotland's Alternative Music festival', the festival celebrated its 10th Birthday in July 2011.

It began in 2001 when the festivals artistic director Sid Ambrose, whilst working with the Stewartry Music Initiative, hit upon the idea of a local counter-culture based family-friendly festival due to the surrounding area being inextricably linked with various locations used within the classic British horror film The Wicker Man (1973) starring Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, where a devoutly religious policeman flies to a remote Scottish Island to investigate the death of a child and finds himself in the hands of devil-worshippers.
He took the idea to local farmer Jamie Gilroy, and by doing this, they ensured that the festival would eventually settle within a natural amphitheatre of 120 acres (0.49 km2) of prime Galloway grazing land at East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan.

Musically as well as creatively, the festival has been likened to a smaller version of Glastonbury with a widely eclectic mix of music to suit everyone. It has several stages and these include a main stage (Summerisle), the Axis Sound System reggae sound system tent, the Acoustic Village, a stage for punk/ska/northern soul called The Scooter Tent, The Solus Tent for new Scottish bands, several dance tents, as well as a children’s area, workshops, beer tent, crafts, a cinema, and much more.

The festival climaxes on Saturday at midnight with the burning of a giant 30 ft (9.1 m) Wickerman, built by local craftsmen Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg.

Its motto is: "The Wickerman Festival - it's better than it needs to be!"

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Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
very special, good story.
3 years ago.
Lancelo657
Lancelo657
Yes ! Very special ! Thanks !
2 years ago.