Glasgow’s Broadcast will be giving festival revellers a taste of Wickerman later this month with The Wicker Warm Up; a live showcase of the three unsigned Scottish bands competing for the opportunity to play at 2014’s Wickerman Festival in July.

Hosted by XFM’s Jim Gellatly and headlined by Caithness’ finest, Neon Waltz, this event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th June 2014The Wicker Warm-Up is in association with The Sunday Herald and will feature the three finalists of their unsigned bands competition; Parker, The Cut Throat Razors and Old Bohemia.

Glasgow born, Parker, take influence from Fleetwood Mac, The Killers and Ryan Adams and have already generated airplay throughout the UK and as far afield as Paris, France. The band are currently working on their debut EP and gigging throughout the country. Otis Ebenhardt and Marie Laveau make up Old Bohemia; a folk duo, also from Glasgow, while The Cut Throat Razors are, by their own admission, “a 10-piece band who play self-penned songs of love, lingerie, libation and liberation”, drawing influence from The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, 60s ska and reggae.

Now in it’s third year, the competition champions Scottish talent by giving the winning band the chance to play The Main Stage at The Wickerman Festival this summer. The winning band are voted by the public and will be announced at the event. Festival Coordinator, Helen Chalmers said, “We are delighted to have Neon Waltz headlining this year’s Wicker Warm-Up, supported by three of Scotland’s best unsigned acts. It is a fantastic way to begin the four week countdown to the thirteenth Wickerman, and bring a flavour of the festival to Glasgow city centre. We hope that nearby Wicker fans join us for what is set to be a cracking evening”.

Tickets For The Wicker Warm-Up are available now from www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-wicker-warm-up-tickets/124459. and are priced at just £7. The Wickerman Festival 2014 takes place on 25th & 26th July 2014.

 

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