Music fans gather for Wickerman festival

Wickerman Festival The music festival culminates with the burning of a wickerman

Related Stories

About 15,000 music fans are estimated to have attended the annual Wickerman Festival in southern Scotland.

Some 140 acts, including bands The Charlatans and Ocean Colour Scene, entertained the gathering on farmland near Dundrennan on the Solway Coast.

The musical extravaganza culminated with the ceremonial burning of a giant Wickerman statue.

Festival organisers were also aiming to raise money to provide greater access to drinking water in Nepal.

The event was first held in 2002 and the burning of the giant Wickerman is symbolic of a scene in the cult film of the same name.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South Scotland



Min. Night 1 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.