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By Amanda Kennedy
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Waistcoats theme for Wickerman

WITH just weeks to go until the Wickerman Festival open their gates, this year’s fancy dress theme has been announced — Wicker Waistcoats.

Organisers are encouraging revellers to pay homage to Wickerman Festival founder Jamie Gilroy, who passed away last year, by donning his  signature look – a flamboyant festival waistcoat.
In keeping with this year’s fancy dress theme, the mini ‘gateman’ Wickerman statue, which welcomes visitors at the festival entrance, will don a bespoke waistcoat, which was hand-crafted by Edinburgh-based designer Vixy Rae.
The festival’s line-up of activities has also been revealed and this year includes a 40 seat Wee Green Cinema and a Karaoke Taxi, so wannabee performers can belt out a few classics.
Adrenaline junkies can enjoy a high speed, bird’s eye view of the site by riding Europe’s first mobile zip wire, whilst photo fanatics can capture those special Wickerman memories with their friends in a new campervan photo booth.
Awhole host of weird and wonderful entertainment will take Wicker fans by
surprise this year.
Visitors are encouraged to listen out for the screech of burning rubber and make way for Granny Turismo — the first and only granny shopping trolley dance display team.
Revellers can also enjoy a series of Yoga and Qigong sessions as well as taking part in headphone discos, wall climbing and even mount a bucking broncho.
Festival fans will find it easy to keep connected this year as wifi will be available across the site in addition tophone and tablet charging facilities and enhanced food offerings.
The Wickerman Festival opens its gates on July 23 and music kicks off the following day at the Dundrennan site.

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