HebCelt has announced the first names to be heading to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis to finally celebrate its 25th live event from 13-16 July 2022.
- Scottish alternative rock legends Texas will headline the award-winning Festival’s landmark 25th anniversary celebrations closing the event on the Saturday night
- International touring artist Seasick Steve will top the bill on the Friday night of the four-day event, which will run from 13-16 July in Lewis
- Festival favourites Tide Lines will return to the stage for Thursday night, a record-breaking fourth successive festival appearance
Also confirmed for HebCelt 2022 is Julie Fowlis, Skipinnish, Blue Rose Code, RURA, Siobhan Miller, Trail West, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Martin Harley & Band and Còig.
All of the artists confirmed today were set to play a part in the original 25th celebrations that were cancelled in 2020.
Caroline Maclennan, Festival Director said: ‘We were steadfast in retaining as much of the outstanding programme set in place for our quarter century celebrations as we could. We are grateful to all agents, artists and individuals for their belief in the HebCelt team and retaining their commitment to us. We know that HebCelt 2022 will offer our loyal audiences a truly memorable experience.
This marks the return to the full traditional HebCelt with our main arena gigs and we are planning for shows at An Lanntair and elsewhere which festival-goers will be able to attend in person. We will of course adhere to any Scottish Government pandemic mitigations that may be prevalent at the time of the event and we will be prioritising the safety and well-being of our local community and audience. However, it is enormously positive and important for our community that we are continuing our bounceback from the pandemic.”
Tickets for the festival arena events are back on sale from 10am, (Thursday, 28th October) exclusively from HebCelt. The weekend tickets are priced at £108 with concessions available. As a proudly community focussed event, HebCelt maintain their approach that no booking fees are applied to event tickets.
Early bird arena tickets released last month sold out in one day prior to artist announcements. This demonstrates the enormous appetite festival goers have for returning to the Castle Green in Stornoway to enjoy the unique cultural programme that HebCelt brings to the Outer Hebrides.