HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR HEBCELT THIS SUMMER
KT Tunstall and award-wining duo The Shires are the latest headliners to be announced for the Hebridean Celtic Festival this summer.
KT Tunstall will top the bill on the Friday of HebCelt week, which runs from 17-20 July in Lewis and Harris. The Shires will headline the Saturday programme of the event, which is being held for the 24th consecutive year.
HebCelt also confirmed eleven other acts, including Newton Faulkner, one of the UK’s most successful singer songwriters. They join the previously announced Tide Lines, Talisk and FARA in a strong and diverse line-up that showcases the vibrant Scottish traditional and contemporary music scene.
Weekend tickets for this year’s festival are available from www.hebceltfest.com
KT, who is currently on tour said: ‘I can’t wait to come back and play HebCelt. It’s an excellent festival with a great vibe. A real diamond of the summer.’
The Shires said: ‘We are both so excited to be playing the festival. Looks like a magical place to play, and Scottish audiences are always amazing.’
Festival director Caroline Maclennan commentated: ‘KT Tunstall is one of our greatest singer songwriters and a brilliant live performer. Many HebCelt fans will remember her wonderful show here in 2011 and we are very excited that she will be back in Stornoway this summer.
We are also thrilled that The Shires have joined our line-up. They are outstanding artists who have rightly won acclaim, both here and in the US, and we look forward to seeing them on the HebCelt stage.’