The line-up for this year’s Royal Highland Hoolie, which will see some of Scotland and Ireland’s liveliest musicians take to the stage, has been revealed, with eight folk and country acts set to entertain crowds across two nights in June, the same weekend as the Royal Highland Show.

Joining Friday night’s headline act Tide Lines, who have just released their latest single Homeward Bound and recently returned from a European tour to the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany, is six-piece line-up Trail West, who continue to rise in popularity from their modest roots as a four-piece west coast ceilidh band to an awe-inspiring live act.

The Peatbog Faeries, one of Scotland’s best-known contemporary folk bands and TikTok star and singer Nathan Evans, whose official Wellerman (Sea Shanty) video has racked up over 300 million views, complete Friday’s line-up.

On the Saturday night, award-winning Irish country music singer-songwriter Derek Ryan returns to headline the Highland Hoolie. He will be joined by Scottish singer Lisa McHugh, Highland accordionist and vocalist Calum MacPhail and ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ chart toppers Rednex, making an exclusive appearance.

The Highland Hoolie is run in partnership with promoter Farmers Bash.

Chairman of RHS organiser RHASS Jim Warnock said: “The Highland Hoolie brings together some of the best of Scotland and Ireland’s homegrown talent to the Royal Highland Centre. With the Royal Highland Show one of Europe’s most prestigious agricultural shows, we are absolutely honoured to have some of the best names across folk and country music join us as to contribute towards what we hope to be a fantastic weekend for the agricultural and wider community.”

Farmers Bash organiser Nigel Campbell added: “The Highland Hoolie offers something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of the musicians involved or looking to enjoy an evening of live music with friends. We’re excited to have some fantastic names join our line-up this year and encourage those hoping to come along to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

Various ticket types are available, including two combined RHS and Royal Highland Hoolie tickets which allow people to enjoy both events at a discounted rate with a limited number of Hoolie only tickets. Prices start at £35 from