- Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 07:30
Runrig to headline HebCelt
The 2016 Hebridean Celtic Festival will be headlined by Runrig, closing the coming-of-age festival for HebCelt with a last island performance froom the Scottish rock legends. Runrig announced yesterday that they will make the Gaelic heartland part of their 2016 tour and will close the 21st HebCelt on Saturday, 16th July. The date’s part of an international tour in support of their 14th and last studio album, The Story, which is released in January. A limited number of early bird weekend tickets for HebCelt go on sale on Friday. It will be Runrig’s fourth appearance at HebCelt, where the band are also honoured in the Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to Celtic music. Many earlier dates for Runrig in the islands included concerts at the Nicolson Institute and other small venues in the band’s early days – which is why they say HebCelt is as close as it gets to coming home.