29 Mar 2024

HebCelt 2024 schedule revealed as sought-after day tickets go on sale

HebCelt has unveiled the day splits for its star-studded 2024 edition and launched its highly sought-after day tickets.

From today, festival fans can secure day passes for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday of the beloved Outer Hebridean event, set to take place from 17th - 20th July 2024 in the picturesque grounds of Lews Castle in Stornoway.

With less than four months to go, HebCelt offers music lovers from the Hebrides, Scotland, the UK, Europe, and beyond, the chance to see acclaimed local and international talent in beautiful and unique surroundings.

With last year’s festival breaking attendance records, day tickets have proven popular in previous years and 2024 is expected to be no exception.Those headed to the HebCelt arena on Thursday will get to experience sensational Main Stage music from acclaimed Irish traditional musician Sharon Shannon and talented Gaelic trio Sian.

Performing on the Lewis Wind Power (LWP) Islands Stage on Thursday will be The Willie Campbell Band, fronted by the esteemed Lewis singer-songwriter, and celebrated dynamic fusion group Mec Lir.

One of Scotland’s most celebrated contemporary bands Skipinnish will bring the first day of the festival to a close in epic style on the Main Stage with their high-energy anthemic Celtic sounds.

Friday revellers will have the chance to catch Main Stage performances from Dumfries-based indie Americana band The Lucky Doves, husband and wife fusion duo Ferris and Sylvester, and esteemed blues singer Elles Bailey. Over on the LWP Islands Stage, up and coming Glasgow indie-rock duo Low Light Listening Lounge, Manchester indie-folk group The Deep Blue, and local singer-songwriter Scott C. Park will perform throughout the day on Friday. Festival goers will also get to enjoy music from acclaimed Scottish fusion band Gnoss, and Isle of Skye electro-trad party-starting duo Valtos.

This year also sees the return of the Isle of Harris Gin Ceilidh Tent, offering audiences the chance to see outstanding musical talent in an intimate setting with a refreshing, locally supplied gin and tonic or specially created festival cocktail in hand. Performing on the Friday of the festival are incredible Lewis musicians Alice Macmillan and Alasdair White and Keith Morrison, as well as talented BSL performer and fiddle player Evie Waddell.

Award-winning Scottish trad group Kinnaris Quintet will make their glittering return to the festival with their uplifting live set on the Main Stage, and legendary alternative rock act James will make their HebCelt debut in the headline slot as they perform in the Hebrides for the very first time, rounding off an unforgettable Friday at HebCelt 2024.

On Saturday, audiences at the Main Stage will have the chance to see Canadian traditional fiddle and step dance group The Lumber Jills and celebrated indie-soul outfit Brownbear. Swedish banjo-punk trio Baskery will also perform, before winners of the 2022 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Album of the Year Elephant Sessions wow the crowd with their electric live show.

Saturday will also see incredible performances on the LWP Islands Stage from local Gaelic youth programme Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich, Irish and Scottish trio Alana, Aoife agus Caitlin, and rising Scottish duo The Laurettes. There will also be appearances by traditional Québécois group Genticorum, and much-loved local electro-Celtic band Face The West. The same day, the Isle of Harris Gin Ceilidh Tent will see esteemed multi-instrumentalist Anna Massie, acclaimed Gaelic singer Katie Macfarlane and Hebridean fiddle trio Teud all take to the stage.

Closing out the festivities on the Main Stage on Saturday night will be Scottish alternative rock legends Del Amitri, guaranteed to get crowds dancing and singing along to their impressive back catalogue of hits.

HebCelt Artist Programmer, Michelle Shields, said: As HebCelt 2024 grows closer, it’s with great excitement that we launch our day tickets and share the full details of who’s performing when, allowing people to choose which days they’d like to attend the festival, or if they’re coming for the weekend, to get a full picture of the programme. With so many brilliant artists performing across our three stages, there’s a wealth of genres and styles to choose from so we hope there’s something each day for everyone. With less than four months to go, things are well and truly taking shape for the festival now and we look forward to welcoming everyone in July!”

Posted in News on Mar 29, 2024