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After pulling a rabbit out of the hat last year by landing The Vengaboys as the headlining act, could the Eilean Dorcha Festival be about to repeat the feat?

The popular Benbecula music festival has posted a cryptic announcement about releasing the 2024 lineup at 8 am on Friday (March 1).

They stated: “We think you’ve all waited long enough...Oh, tell me why…”

Some take the sentence to hint at what is being announced rather than a rhetorical question about the wait for news of the 2024 EDF.

However, a quick song lyric search throws up a few suggestions:

American rock musician Chris Isaak, whose song Dark Moon contains the refrain, “Oh, tell me why.”

Ian Van Dahl (Castles in the Sky - Oh, tell me why) is a Belgian vocal trance and Eurodance music project, who sounds like a good fit for EDF.

And more unlikely, the late Bing Crosby, who had a 1954 hit with, Oh, tell me why.

On the other hand, it could be a case of reading too much between the lines.

All will be revealed on Friday morning. Tickets are on sale from www.edffestival.com/book-tickets.