AIF member festivals make world music magazine Top 10 List

24 Mar 2014

The Hebridean Celtic Festival has been selected as one of the top 10 UK summer festivals by an influential publication for the fourth year running, alongside other AIF members Shambala, Womad, and Larmer Tree.

HebCelt is again the only Scottish festival on the list compiled by world music magazine, Songlines.
The four-day event, which will be held from 16-19 July in Stornoway in the island of Lewis, will this year be headlined by Levellers, Big Country and Donnie Munro.

Festival director Caroline MacLennan said: “To be recognised by such a prestigious and respected publication as Songlines for four successive years is a great accolade for the festival.”
The 19th HebCelt will feature its biggest ever programme and will also include performances by Cara Dillon, Rachel Sermanni, Duncan Chisholm, Cajun band Magnolia Sisters, from the US, and Canadian outfit Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.

Larmer Tree festival were also pleased to be selected, and posted on their website; “We’re over the moon to feature in influential World Music magazine Songlines’ Top 10 list of UK summer festivals for 2014! As ever, we’re always looking to bring you a flavour of the best Folk and World music as part of a host of varied and incredibly talented big and lesser-known acts alike.”

The full list of Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals:

Africa Oyé
Big Session Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival
HebCelt Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Latitude Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Rhythms of the World
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park