Kaiser Chiefs will again take the stage at this year’s McEwan’s Party at the Palace in Linlithgow – along with a host of up and coming local acts.
The two-day spectacular isn’t till August, but planning is already well-advanced for an event which will see almost half the line-up devoted to talented performers from in and around West Lothian.
The ambitious programme follows last year’s addition of a second stage for the first time, and, coinciding with the announcement of the full line-up this weekend, tickets are already on sale at www.partyatthepalace.co.uk
Co-producer John Richardson said: “We were delighted to see that many of the acts we featured last year have continued to develop and grow.
“It was great seeing Crystal, for example, supporting Paolo Nutini in Edinburgh at Hogmanay, and Into The Ark were a wee gem of a band we found from Wales who never seem to be off our televisions at the moment - so we hope we can give a few more bands a first step on the ladder this year as well.”
He added: “We are also happy to be able to support some of the fantastic local talent that this area has to offer. “We get literally hundreds of band submissions for the event and it’s a real task going through them all – we could have filled both stages many times over with bands from West Lothian alone.”
Saturday’s Break Out stage headliner is Lucy Spraggan, who has come a long way since appearing in The X-Factor in 2012 – with four top 40 albums under her belt already, there seems no stopping this young singer songwriter.
Among the other acts to look out for on the Saturday are local four piece The Snuts.
Also on the bill are Bosie - finalists from The Voice.
The Sunday headliner is the multi award winning new country sensation Raintown, a band the organisers of McEwan’s Party at The Palace have been asking to play since the event started in 2014.
Here is the line-up for the break-out stage:
Saturday, August 12 –
Lucy Spraggan, The Snuts, Mark Sharp, Logan, Bosie, Doors of Perception, Easy, Altinak, Aurora Blues.
Sunday, August 13 -
Raintown, The Phantoms, The Ronains, Lemonhaze, Rollin Drones, Gavin Blackie, The Quiet Society, Indigo Sixteen.
The main stage line up for this year’s festival includes Kaiser Chiefs, Amy Macdonald, Lightning Seeds, Ash, Razorlight, Hipsway and many more.