Scottish rock legends Runrig will make the Gaelic heartland part of their 2016 UK tour by headlining next year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival.

The band will close the 21st HebCelt’s ‘coming of age’ celebrations on Saturday, 16th July during the nationwide tour in support of their 14th - and last - studio album, The Story, which is released in January.

It will be Runrig’s fourth appearance at HebCelt, where the internationally-renowned band are also honoured in the Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to Celtic music.

 

 

Guitarist and founder member Rory Macdonald said: “Of all the festivals we have played there is no doubt that HebCelt stands alone in the band’s experience. It is the festival that is closest to the music and the people that inspired us. It is very much home ground.”

With a sell-out crowd predicted, fans are being urged to book in advance. 

A limited number of early bird weekend tickets for the award-winning festival will be available to buy online at www.hebceltfest.com from Friday (27th November). 

Held at last year’s rates, the prices range from £83 (£64 for concessions and £20 for children under 14 with under 5s going free) for the main arena events.

The 21st Hebridean Celtic Festival will be held from July 13th to 16th, 2016.