Music

2014 Lineup

Xfest 2014 Poster

Main Stage

 

Big Country
Formed in 1981, the internationally renowned Scottish band have been rocking events all over the world ever since. They continue to make great music and gain new fans wherever they play.
Big Country’s Website
Big Country’s Facebook


Bomskare
Described on their website as Scotland’s Ska juggernauts, Bombskare have been tearing up stages the length and breadth of the UK. Their trademark breakneck ska rhythms and lush, three-part harmonies work together with choppy guitar sounds, and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away. Not to be missed.
Bomskare’s Website
Bomskare’s Reverbnation Page
Bomskare’s Facebook


Altered Sky
Open your eyes – and look to the Altered Sky!
A number of bands these days are female-fronted and a few have girl drummers, but not many outside all-female groups have both. That’s just one reason why Altered Sky stand out from the crowd. Formed in 2010, the hard-working five-piece have travelled along the traditional route of playing small venues up and down the country.

Career highlights so far include playing Edinburgh’s Picture House a month after All Time Low were on stage there; travelling down to London for headline gigs at the 100 Club and Camden Barfly; supporting We Are The In Crowd, also in the Scottish Capital, for the American band’s final warm-up before they graced the Reading and Leeds Festival main stages in 2013; and a headlining show in the main hall at the Garage in Glasgow. They have recently played at the famous King Tuts in Glasgow. Check them out now.
Altered Sky’s Website
Altered Sky’s Facebook Page
Altered Sky’s Twitter Page
Altered Sky’s YouTube Page


VHF
VHF was one of the most popular bands doing the Scotland/North of England circuit in the early-mid 80’s. Very strong performers, the band comprised of 2 sets of brothers; Ian and Andy Geddes and Glen & Derek Davidson. Contracts were offered and they worked overseas whilst also releasing a double A side single ‘Alive and Movin’/Breaker Line.


Peas Rockabilly – Original Blackeyed
Rockabilly/Rock and Roll band from Ayrshire and have been going around since 1985. Their originally played under the name Blackeyed Peas. They have also released three albums.
Peas Rockabilly – Original Blackeyed’s Facebook Page


Andy Chung
Originally from Kirkcaldy, Andy is a well loved character on the Scottish folk/World music scene and went down a storm at last year’s event.
Andy Chung’s Website


Wired
Ayrshire’s premier rock covers band, which have recently formed. They have a mixture of members with 20 years experience, to young and upcoming musicians.


The Stefan
The Stefan are a three piece alternative indie rock band from Dumfries. Having only just formed in the summer, the members have all played in other bands over the years; ‘The Cats, Bad Reputation and The Tommy Guns. The band are looking to release their esp. this year and currently have been receiving positive feedback from their live and free tracks, currently available on sound cloud. Going from strength to strength they are hopeful of a return to The Wickerman under the new act name, as some of the band have played there before under a different name.
The Stefan’s Website

 

Dance Marquee

 

Scott Brown
What can be said about this man that hasn’t already been repeated by thousands of people over the years? A true pioneer of the Scottish hardcore sound, through his record labels Evolution, Twisted Vinyl and Evolution Gold to name but a few, Scott was instrumental in bringing the ‘bouncy techno’ the sound to the masses. His records were played in clubs and events up and down the UK and abroad in the 90’s. Scott continues to travel the world playing an evolved hardcore sound to thousands of people every year. Evolution records continue to release music to this day and are now the UK’s longest running hardcore label.
Evolution Records Website
Scott Brown’s Twitter Page


David Forbes
A massively talented producer and DJ, David has been part of the scene since the early 90’s when he was resident DJ at Hanger 13. Over the years he has DJ’d all over the world. He has also collaborated with Mallorca Lee many times with Ultrasonic and Public Domain. David’s own material has featured on many compilations and we are sure, he has cemented his place in the dance music hall of fame
David Forbes’s Website
David Forbes’s Facebook Page


Mallorca Lee
A DJ and producer in his own right, Mallorca was voted No.1 in 2012′s Vestax Scottish DJ20 and has been ripping up the dance floors across the UK and beyond. Synonymous in Scottish rave culture as being the front man with Ultra-Sonic in the mid-90s, Mallorca was also part of Public Domain that had a top40 hit with Operation Blade in the early 2000s. So good, we asked him back again this year.
Mallorca Lee’s Website
Mallorca Lee’s SoundClous Page


Trevor Reilly
A DJ, producer and radio presenter that made his name in the Scottish rave scene in the early 90′s. Trevor has DJ’d all over the World from Mexico to Spain and had commercial success with his catchy tune ‘Hands Up,’ which climbed the UK charts to number 12. Played an excellent set last year, we just had to get him back.
Trevor Reilly’s Website


Loki
Loki has been DJ’ing at major festivals since 2004 with Colorsfest being his highlight. There, he played to a 3000 sell-out Back To The Future crowd. DJ’ing there every year is an experience he will never forget. He has also played as far afield as Spain, Turkey and also in England. In addition to this a guest slot on the Clyde 1 GBX radio show has seen him become a.
Loki moved on to the production side of things in 2011 where he started to produce quality tunes. This gained him respect in his genre.. His first release hit no.2 in the hardstyle charts. The label ‘Bionic’ quickly signed two of Loki’s tracks. To date, Loki has had 9 tracks with 3 high profile record labels. Loki is learning everyday and is looking forward to his future in the industry.
Loki’s Facebook Page
Loki’s Soundcloud Page


Steven Allen
Steven is an up-and-coming DJ that has an immense technical ability and a big sound. Watch this space.


Malcolm X
A lot of hard work paid off last year when Malcolm ended the first Xfest to a packed marquee. As everyone chanted his name in unison, Malcolm described it as one of the best moments of his life. He has been bringing his unique, bouncy and banging style of music to the masses for over 20 years. An under estimated DJ, Malcolm can get the dance floor rocking within a matter of seconds.


Stephen Holland
Stephen has been DJ’ing for 21 years, since the tender age of 15 and has evolved as a DJ over the years by playing every bar and small club in the Cumnock area. In 2003 a 6 month residency at the Metro, warming up for the likes of Mark Sherry, Don Diablo, Disco Brothers, Ultrasonic, Casio Brothers and Q-Tex to name but a few. Not content with this, Stephen turned promoter and held his own events and pairing up with Malcolm at the Box in Cumnock and Nithsdale in Sanquhar. Stephen is proud to have been the first DJ to grace the decks at Xfest last year. Currently, you can see Stephen every weekend as resident DJ alongside DJ Shanuke at Sullivan’s in Saltcoats.


Shanuke
Real name? No one really knows. He started DJ’ing at the age of 14, playing scouse house and hard dance at various under 18 events. By the age of 16, Shanuke was DJ’ing in most local bars and pubs in the Cumnock area and had moved on to playing funky, vocal and electro house. From being in the top line-up at ‘Shindig’ events in Sound Haus, Glasgow, Shanuke is now resident DJ at Sullivan’s alongside Stephen Holland. Catch him there every Thursday and Friday and with Stephen on Saturday for that hard hitting BIG room electro house and the occasional old skool anthem.


Ultimate Buzz (live PA)
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