McEwan’s Party at The Palace 2016 is set to be this summer’s biggest party and you’re invited!

Billy Ocean headline act for Party at the Palace 2016
Billy Ocean headline act for Party at the Palace 2016
  • Party at the Palace announce this year’s headliners and supporting acts
  • There’s a move to add in a second stage
  • Organisers claim this will be a ‘belter’ of a gig

It’s official folks, Party at the Palace organisers have just announced their official line up for this year’s summer spectacular in West Lothian.

Following on from the success of last year’s event set against the stunning backdrop of Linlithgow Palace, this year’s two-day musical extravaganza is set to be another highlight in Scotland’s live music calendar.

Headlining on Saturday, August 13 are The Proclaimers who will be supported by The Fratellis, Bootleg Beatles, Gun, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Declan Welsh, Lucia Fontaine, The Luci Bains Band, Saskia Eng, Katy Doyle and Sara Swati

Meanwhile over on Sunday, August 14, the legend that is Billy Ocean will take to the stage to rock the night. His supporting acts will be: Andy Bell(of Erasure),The Farm, Heaven 17, Big Country, Dirty Harry, Ashton Lane, Apache Darling, The Begbies, Altinak, Katee Kross, 100 Fables, Scarlet Baxter and Gavin Blackie

The Proclaimers said: “We are delighted to be playing at Party At The Palace and to be doing so in such a beautiful location. We hope everyone that comes along has a great time, it will be a brilliant day”

Sunday headliner, Billy Ocean is excited to be playing north of the border again saying: “I am looking forward to coming to the Party at the Palace. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to sing along to all my hits. It’s always great fun in Scotland!”

Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers headlining Saturday's gig

Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers headlining Saturday's gig

The other big news for this year’s event is that McEwan’s Party at The Palace has jumped across the loch for 2016.

The move will allow a second stage to be introduced to the event, giving more bands access to the festival. It also gives festival go-ers easier access to the site as it’s closer to the parking areas located on the outskirts of the town, It also allows event management to have more on site facilities such as an improved kids zone and more food outlets. But, fear not because it will still have an amazing view overlooking the palace and down the loch.

Party At The Palace will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August 2015.

Further information and tickets are on sale now at:

At the end of our first year we thought - how are we going to top that line up? and then last year we brought more great bands to play here and we asked the same question. It’s never easy for independent festivals to compete with the big boys so to secure the calibre of acts we have for this year is absolutely fantastic and the feedback we’ve received already has been amazing. August can’t come soon enough.

Organisers John Richardson and Peter Ferguson.