Lost Map Records have unveiled plans for new Hebridean festival Howlin' Fling.
Branching out from Fence Records, Lost Map launched earlier this year. Sharing some familiar faces with the Fife outpost, the label promised to kick-start its own series of events.
Based on the Isle of Eigg, Howlin' Fling promises to be a vivid new name on the festival calendar. Running between July 18th - 20th, it matches a stunning setting to a line up which will draw on the label's roster as well as some illustrious friends.
The Pictish Trail is behind the venture, and introduces it thus: "Soooo excited to let you all know about our first big Lost Map event, on my island home of Eigg! Unleash your inner Shakira, please, for the Howlin’ Fling! Ah-woooooh! Howlin’ Fling! is a showcase for all the incredible bands on the Lost Map roster, as well as a get-together for our favourite fellow musicians, and special guest pals whose work we love. We host live music and DJs across two stages, whilst also encouraging visitors to discover the island; with treks up Eigg's glass mountain, the Sgurr, and trips to the beautiful white sand beaches."
Similar in ethos to the acclaimed Awaygame events, the line up of Howlin' Fling will be kept secret until close to the opening of the festival.
"Eigg’s a really special place, and it’s where I call home" the songwriter continues. "The population of the island is only about 80 people, and they are a very close knit group o’ folk. The islanders collectively bought the island from the landowner 15 years ago - and they’ve since become a pioneering community with a dedicated green ethos, developing one of the first off-grid electricity systems in the UK. Amazing people. They like a good party, an’ aw! Make sure you get a ticket!"
Tickets will be very limited - the first batch goes on sale at Kid Canaveral's Christmas bauble, the second hits online at 12 noon this Sunday (December 15th).
Howlin' Fling runs between July 18th - 20th.
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