THE line-up for this year’s Hoolie in the Hydro has been released with the event doubling as a celebration of 50 years of Runrig.

The show is set to return to Glasgow on December 9 following the success of its launch last year.

With a line-up organised by Gary Innes, it will be held The Ovo Hydro with a cast featuring some of the top names like on the Scottish music scene – such as Manran and Wolfstone.

It will be a night of traditional music with performances by Trail West and TikTok sensation Nati Dreddd.

Runrig drummer Iain Bayne will lead the celebration of the band, which will be compered by singer Julie Fowlis alongside author Coinneach Macleod – best known as the Hebridean Baker.

Innes said: “The reaction to Hoolie in the Hydro was just phenomenal – there was such a party atmosphere on the night and it was incredible to see the reaction from the audience as they watched some of their favourite bands and musicians perform for the first time in our country’s largest arena.

“The amazing feedback and instant demand after the concert showed me that the appetite was very much there to come together to make history once again.

“So here we are for a second year with a fantastic line-up and I am personally over the moon to get the opportunity from Runrig to celebrate their 50th anniversary. It will be yet another amazing night to remember.”

This year’s event aims to make history once again as the single biggest night of traditional music that has ever taken place in Scotland.

Bayne said: “Where better to celebrate 50 years of Runrig’s music than at The Hydro by some of the finest musicians and the best fans in the world?”

The idea for Hoolie in the Hydro was first sparked in January 2020 after Innes posted on his Facebook page that his followers would get the world’s biggest ceilidh if 10,000 of those who liked his post would buy a ticket for the Hydro.