THE HOWLIN’ FLING
THE ISLE OF EIGG, SCOTLAND,
FRIDAY JULY 28-SATURDAY JULY 29
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 @ 12 NOON ONLY FROM THE LOST MAP TICKET SHOP: http://lostmap.com/ticket-shop
Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling festival returns to the Isle of Eigg, Scotland this summer. Tickets will go on sale via lostmap.com/ticket-shop on Saturday, February 25, at 12 noon, priced at £145, which includes ferry crossing and camping for the weekend. Typically a biennial event, the festival returns for a second consecutive year this year, in part to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Eigg community buyout. Howlin’ Fling has a very limited capacity – tickets sold-out in just seven minutes last year (despite no artists being announced in advance). Press capacity for the festival is therefore also very limited, but we will do our best to accomodate all requests made for guaranteed coverage. You can watch a short film from the 2014 festival here and read an in-depth review of the 2016 festival by The405 here.
A statement on Howlin’ Fling 2017 from Lost Map Records Director, festival organiser and Eigg-resident Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail:
Hi, Pictish Trail, here. Yup, it’s true. Our biennial event has mutated into an annual one. Well, for this year, at least. With the isle of Eigg celebrating its 20th anniversary of righteous community ownership, we thought we’d extend the conga-line. Since our very first bash in 2010 (entitled Away Game), Howlin’ Fling 2017 will be our fifth event on the isle, and we’re very excited. We want to party with you.
What’s happening at Howlin’ Fling? Well… there’ll be live music and DJs on the Friday evening, going into the wee hours… and then the fun will resume with music all-day-into-night on Saturday, taking place in and around the Eigg Ceilidh Hall. For those able to stick around on the Sunday, we’ll hang out, maybe go on a big walk, and sing some songs together.
We’ll be chartering ferries to the island on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July… and ferries back home on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st July. Ticket-holders will be given info on how to book their ferry in due course.
You know the drill by now. We’re not going to reveal the line-up until a much later date, and after all the tickets have sold out. You can expect appearances from acts across the Lost Map roster, as well as some very special guests. To give you an inkling… previous Flings have included guest performances from the likes of Jon Hopkins, Django Django, Steve Mason, Beth Orton, François & The Atlas Mountains, Jens Lekman, Blanck Mass, Bill Ryder Jones, British Sea Power, Slow Club, Nathan Fake, Jane Weaver, Alexis Taylor, Twilight Sad, Luke Abbott, Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys, Gwenno, Kan, Sweet Baboo, Euros Childs, Daimh, RM Hubbert and Kathryn Joseph, among many others. Oooft!
The real star of the show is the island, though. I’m privileged to call Eigg my home, it’s such a stunningly beautiful place. Here are some photos from last year’s event, courtesy of Beth Chalmers and Jassy Earl.