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Linlithgow Palace could host Party at the Palace

Linlithgow Palace could host Party at the Palace

A decision on the proposed Party at the Palace music festival, planned for Linlithgow this summer, could be made within days.

A decision on the proposed Party at the Palace music festival, planned for Linlithgow this summer, could be made within days.

But the event,originally proposed for the weekend of August 2 and 3, will not go ahead on those dates as it clashes with the final two days of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The organisers said they had hoped to secure a special concert ticket/rail deal for festival-goers that weekend.

But Scotrail expects increased capacity on the Glasgow-Edinburgh line that weekend already, without the prospect of adding a further 15,000 people on the line.

A festival spokesman said: “Due to this, we had to go back to all our acts, suppliers and, of course, Historic Scotland with other dates.

“The acts and suppliers are happy with our new dates but we’re still waiting to hear from Historic Scotland. We hope to get a decision within days.

“The feedback we have received from local people and councillors has been very supportive.”

As revealed in the Journal and Gazette in January, the two-day festival was tipped to attract the cream of the Scottish music industry with big names such as Simple Minds, Wet, Wet Wet and Deacon Blue being touted to play, in addition to a number of other big acts.

The festival spokesman added: “The bands expected to play are being kept secret until the event is given the go-ahead by Historic Scotland but we can now announce ticket prices.”

It will cost £52 per day ticket, children under 14 will pay £20 and under 2s go free.

There will be a discount for people snapping up a two-day ticket.

As a special deal for people living in Linlithgow, a total of 1000 tickets are to made available for locals to buy before they go on general public sale.

An announcement will be made on ticket availability as soon as the festival gets the green light from Historic Scotland.

 

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