Plans are afoot for a two-day festival to take place at Linlithgow’s historic Palace this summer.
The event, scheduled for the weekend of August 2nd/3rd, is still being finalised, but organisers PDF Promotions, talking to the local Linlithgow Gazette, claim that Visit Scotland, Visit West Lothian and West Lothian Council, as well as local businesses, have all given their support to the project.
Acts slated for the 7500 per day capacity event include Wet Wet Wet, Simple Minds, Deacon Blue and Del Amitri, with the possibility of a second stage featuring traditional musicians such as Eddie Reader, Julie Fowlis, Phil Cunningham and Ally Bain.
Previous attempts to stage major events by major Scottish promoters as well as indie event Tigerfest have been stymied by the Palace’s arched entrance, but with improved access via the local Low Port Primary School, the ‘Party at the Palace’ should be a larger event than Chanel’s Metiers d’Art collection, which took place just over a year ago, and the Penguins Kill Polar Bear gig in St John’s church three months previously.