Manic Street Preachers and OMD headline Linlithgow's Party at the Palace - here's the full line up

FOR music lovers in the Capital, a trip to Linlithgow this August has never looked more attractive with an impressive  line-up revealed for this year’s Party at the Palace.
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Manic Street Preachers

For the seventh year of the award-winning festival organisers have pulled out all the stops to secure Saturday headliners Manic Street Preachers and The Snuts, and Sunday headliners OMD and Hot Dub Time Machine.

John Richardson, Event Director says, “Party at the Palace has grown bigger every year and the organisers expect this one to the best yet. There’s been much speculation and excitement building over who will be playing and the wait is now over for PATP fans.”

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The main stage line-up for Saturday 8 August will be as follows: Manic Street Preachers, The Snuts, Becky Hill, Toploader, Luke La Volpe, Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves, Stephanie Cheape, and Luna The Professor .

On Sunday 9 August the main stage line-up features OMD, Hot Dub Time Machine, The Brand New Heavies, Peat & Diesel, Space, Be Charlotte, Johnny Mac & The Faithful and Pork Pie.

Richardson adds, “We were over the moon to have been awarded Best Scottish Outdoor Event last year, beating some more famous names but it adds a little extra pressure to deliver the same level again this year. Both days are a little bit different, Saturday sees one of our biggest ever headliners take to the main stage, Manic Street Preachers, and there is a strong local supporting cast with The Snuts, Luke La Volpe and Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves.

“As always, Sunday is pretty much an all-day party. Toe-tapping and head nodding to start with Brand New Heavies and Peat and Diesel, building up to a full foot-stomping, hands in the air finale with Hot Dub Time Machine and the legendary OMD.”

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Each day will see gates open at 12.30pm with the first act taking to the stage at 1.30pm. The last act will go on at 8.50pm with the event finishing at 10.30pm each day.

Getting There: Party at the Palace is only 10 minutes walk from Linlithgow railway station with regular services running on the Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline via Falkirk High.

Organisers have also teamed up with concert travel specialists Happy Bus to provide coach travel. Coaches will run from Edinburgh departing at 10.35am each morning and returning at 11.15pm. Return fare is £12.

If you are being dropped off by car, head for the drop off point at the lay by on Blackness Road. The pick up point after the event is the car park to the rear of Tesco.

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Tickets for the two day festival are now on sale with an adult ticket for either the Saturday or Sunday costing £55.11 each. An adult weekend ticket giving entry on both the Saturday and Sunday costs £95.23. Child day tickets for kids aged six to 15 years inclusive cost £10.70 each day while a child weekend ticket covering both days costs £19.26.

Party at The Palace, Linlithgow, 8-9 August,