Proclaimers walk 500 miles north

8th March 2012 from Press and Journal

The Proclaimers have been booked to play at an outdoor festival in wick in August.

The appearance of the high-profile Scots duo is a major coup for organisers of one fo the recent additions to the Highland festival circuit.

Twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid will headline the third BFest being held in the town’s Riverside on August 11.
It is by far the biggest act yet to appear at the event, which was a 2,200 sell-out last year.

Organiser Ryan Cook yesterday revealed the Proclaimers turned down the chance to play at this summer’s London Olympics as it would have impinged on their festival appearance.

Mr Cook who runs the town’s Blackstairs Lounge, said “We’re absolutely delighted to have got them to come up here.

“We’ve been chasing them from day one and I think the were a bit wary about whether we wer up to the job but they were more than happy to agree to come after looking into things”

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