The biggest party in Glasgow kicks off this weekend when Hoolie in the Hydro takes to the stage.
Tickets for the Scottish music bash are still available, but no fear for those not able to go .. the event will be shown on TV later.
BBC ALBA will broadcast the concert the following day, Sunday, capturing all the sights and sounds of the night.
In only its second year, Hoolin the Hydro has exceeded last year’s sales and hit more than 10,000 tickets sold.
The inaugural event which took place last December was a watershed moment for the Scottish traditional music scene and saw huge demand and overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Saturday’s show is hosted by Julie Fowlis and Coinneach MacLeod aka The Hebridean Baker and will include a special collaboration to celebrate 50 Years of Runrig, featuring an array of special guests.
Iconic Runrig drummer Iain Bayne and keyboard player Brian Hurren will lead the celebrations, with Wolfstone founding member and fiddle player Duncan Chisholm, and Gary Innes, among those joining them on stage to celebrate Runrig’s incredible 50th anniversary milestone.
Gary, the organiser behind the show, musician and broadcaster, told Glasgow Standard: “No way in a million years did I think that it would break 10,000 this year.
No way in a million years did I think that it would break 10,000 this year.
“I’m still trying to hide the smile on my face as I’m walking about.”
Iain Bayne of Runrig said: “It’s a testimony to how well and successful last year was, and how Gary and his team believed in the project.
“And how the public took it to their own hearts, to the point where they said ‘we’ve got to go next year’.”
The entire event will be recorded and broadcast on Sunday on BBC ALBA, allowing everyone to relive the iconic music and unbeatable atmosphere.
The Hoolie in the Hydro is set to be Scotland’s single biggest night of traditional music to have ever taken place.
- Tickets are still available https://www.ovohydro.com/events/detail/hoolie-in-the-hydro-2023