B-fest returns to the banks of Wick Riverside this weekend and with The Proclaimers heading up the bill it promises to be the biggest year yet for the Highlands’ most northerly mainstream music festival.
The Leith duo have been on the radar of the Highland’s newest festival since year one but were out of reach until the opportunity arose this year to sign them up. Playing alongside the Scotland’s most famous musical double act will be a selection of some of the best new up-and-coming bands from around Scotland, with the hugely popular Fatherson and Imagineers especially catching the eye.
Katie Sutherland of Pearl & the Puppets makes her north debut and promises to bring a summer friendly vibe to the afternoon’s events.
For the first time ever, the festival opens on the Friday night this year with local bands being showcased on the main stage from 6-11pm.
To finish the night off, rising stars, the LaFontaines, are headlining Friday’s main stage,following on from last year’s success when the Motherwell rap rockers tore up B-fest 2011’s Monster Music stage.
On Saturday, the full site opens with a new family-friendly area and a signing tent where the fans can catch a word with their favourite acts and get an autograph or two.
Add to this the fairground rides and probably the best stocked bar you are likely to see at any Scottish festival – it is sure to be one of the highlights of the circuit again this year.
Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com
For more info check out www.bfest-wick.co.uk
*To read more about B-fest pick up a copy of Wednesday's Caithness Courier.