The latest buzz on Wizard Festival...
March 26th 2012
Wizard has decided to take a year off in 2012.
It’s been a tough decision but we think it’s the right one, as we will be taking time out to build on the past 5 successful years to move the festival on and take it to the next level for 2013.
Thanks to everyone that has supported the festival so far, and stay with us because we will be back in 2013 with another great festival for you all.
The Wizard team
August 16th 2011
A brand new stage has been added to this year’s Wizard Festival, giving backing to a global appeal for eight billion more trees to be planted by people around the world. Scottish based musicians from the ‘Woodlands Roots’ orchestra will be bringing a fully equipped marquee with a stage to the festival this year to perform using a variety of acoustic and electric wood based instruments.
Henry Fosbrooke, one of the performers that will be at Wizard with the Woodland Roots collective said: “Making sure our forests are well cared for is everyone’s responsibility and we are keen to get the message out there that looking after our forest areas now will have a big impact for future generations. Scotland is well known for its dramatic scenery and forests play a big part in that so it’s important that we maintain these spaces. We are really looking forward to performing at Wizard and we are delighted that we can play our music to a whole new set of festival fans.”
August 8th 2011
Headlining the second stage on Saturday 27th August are The Xcerts. The Xcerts will play the festival on the back of a series of top slots at festivals across the country during the summer.
Broken Records will headline the 2nd stage on Friday 26th August. The Edinburgh based band will be making their first appearance at the festival.
Also added to the bill are Bombskare, Hard Cash & the Folsom Four, The Little Kicks, The Lorelei, Iain McLaughlin & the Outsiders, Celtallica, Aka Ska and Velvet Audio.
July 29th 2011
Up and coming Scottish acts appearing on the Banshee stage as part of the goNORTH summer festival tour include The Frues, Cities & Skylines , Mitchell Museum , Pareto, Crayons, Townhouse, Tango In The Attic and Trapped in Kansas. goNORTH works on presenting the best ‘ground breaking’ talent from around Scotland to the wider music industry.
Mac Floyd, The Travelling Band and Rhythm n Reel have also been confirmed on the festival’s main and second stages.
July 19th 2011
Award winning recycling business, Keenan Recycling, has announced that it will be main stage sponsor of this years festival. The New Deer based company that has it's headquarters just a few miles from the Wizard Festival site at the New Deer Showground is topping off a successful year by taking main stage sponsorship in order to support the thriving local music event.
June 30th 2011
Erol Alkan fresh from appearances at Glastonbury and Ibiza will be headlining the Snafu dance arena at Wizard on Friday 26th August ahead of a top stage slot at this year’s Creamfields Festival.
The Japanese Popstars one of the UK’s biggest DJ acts are confirmed to headline the Snafu dance arena on Saturday 27th August
Jon Fratelli of famous Scottish indie band The Fratellis, has also confirmed for a main stage slot at the festival on Fri 26th August. Playing with original Fratellis drummer Mince Fratelli, he will be showcasing new songs while delving into his considerable back catalogue of Fratelli hits.
Sound of Guns are confirmed for main stage on Saturday August 27 August. Following a stunning year, where the band have been applauded by the UK music industry and are fresh off a tour with Scots indie band The View.
GUN join Wizards main stage on Friday 26th August. Forming in Glasgow, Scotland in the mid 1980's, GUN brought an excitingly fresh brand of rock n roll swagger drawing inspiration from Prince, Sly & The Family Stone & Blondie as much as Zeppelin, Ac/Dc , Thin Lizzy & Motorhead.
The Magic Numbers, The Twang, Tommy Reilly and Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds confirmed, more announcements coming soon, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date news and line up announcements.
May 2011 - Demo and Trader submissions now closed
The closing date for 2011 demo applications has now passed, a big thank you to all who applied, the selection process has now begun and those chosen to perform at the festival shall be contacted over the coming weeks.
Trader applications are now closed and all pitches have been allocated, thanks to all those who applied.
April 2011 - Saturday Headliner Confirmed
Indie-supergroup Cast are confirmed to headline the main stage on Saturday August 27th as part of their fifteenth anniversary tour of the renowned album "All Change". Irish folk rockers The Saw Doctors have also been announced as pre-headline support act.
March 2011 - Friday Headliner Confirmed
Confirmed to headline the main stage on Friday August 26th are iconic band The Stranglers
March 2011 - Artist Demo Submissions
We are now accepting artist demo submissions with a closing date of Friday 6th May.
Please forward CD and biography to:
Wizard Festival Ltd
March 2011 - Go North 2011
Wizard has teamed up with The GO NORTH 2011 Festival tour which will take in some of Scotland’s best independent festivals. Eight Go North acts will appear on the festival’s second stage, the Banshee stage. To apply please go to the Go North website
February 2011 - Trade Stand Applications
We are now accepting Trader stade applications with a closing date of Friday 29th April 2011.
If you wish to apply for a pitch, please download, fill in and return the Wizard Traders Application Form
Wizard Festival Ltd
You can buy your tickets from our official outlets as well as online from our approved ticket sales partners.
The 2011 line-up will have something for everyone no matter their taste in music.
Find out which acts are performing this year by clicking here