XpoNorth: Music Showcase Artists Announced!

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Scotland’s leading creative industries conference and showcase is delighted to announce its music showcase line-up for XpoNorth 2017.

Organisers of the festival, which takes place in Inverness on 7th and 8th June this year, were inundated with acts looking to play before an influential audience made up of industry insiders and conference delegates at venues throughout the Highland capital.

The full line up was carefully selected by a jury of industry professionals and XpoNorth looks forward to welcoming a wealth of musical talent from home and abroad.

For selected acts, there is also the chance of appearing at Beauly-based Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in August this year on a specially curated XpoNorth Seedlings stage.

The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth conference is devoted to supporting creative individuals and businesses in the Highlands and Islands and beyond.

The only creative industry event of its kind in Scotland, XpoNorth covers music, screen, broadcast, game development, crafts, textiles, fashion, writing, publishing and design. It is attended by leading creative industry insiders, who take part in workshops, panels and masterclass sessions over the course of both days.

By night the festival changes pace as the influential music showcase takes music stars of tomorrow from the Highlands and Islands and beyond and places them on stages across Scotland’s most northerly city over two nights.

Festival Director, Amanda Millen, said: “Showcasing the best emerging acts on the music scene has always been an integral part of the festival since its inception at the start of the century.

“Today, XpoNorth is a wide-reaching conference and showcase which brings together a host of elements under one creative umbrella. The music showcasing is the jewel in its crown which gels people together at the end of two inspiring, full-on days of panels, keynotes and international industry-level networking.

“There’s a lot of key creative industries influencers who attend XpoNorth and even if they don’t work in the music industry, they might be on the look out for music for a film or a new video game. Creative connections are forged every minute of the day during XpoNorth.”
 
The music schedule will be published along with the rest of the conference programme. Look out for more announcements in the coming days and weeks!

100 Fables
Ali Robertson
Alkanes
American Clay
Ayakara
Birdhead
Bloodlines
BooHooHoo
Carma
Consolers
Dancing on Tables
Declan Welsh & the Decadent West
Ded Rabbit
E M I L I E
Edgar Road
Edwin Organ
Emme Woods
Ernest Rambles
Eugene Twist
Faces On TV
Fat Goth
FEATHERWEST
Foggy City Orphan (FCO)
Foreignfox
Future Get Down
Garden Of Elks
Hamish Hawk
Indigo Velvet
Jackal Trades
James Mackenzie (Full Band)
Jamie And Shoony
Josephine Sillars
Kvasir
Lawless and the leash
LILURA
Medicine Men
Mia Mackintosh
Michiel Turner
Mira Aasma
Miracle Glass Company
Moteh Parrott
Mother Night
Mt. Doubt
NIEVES
NOAH NOAH
November Lights
Other Humans
Pinact
Posable Action Figures
Pronto Mama
Pure Grief
Rascalton
REBEL WESTERNS
Reverieme (Solo Acoustic)
Roanokeans
Roseanne Reid
Savage Mansion
Schnarff Schnarff
Single By Sunday
Skjor
STATIC UNION
Stillhound
TAMZENE
The Begbies
The Howling Lords
The Imagineers
The Little Kicks
The Moon Kids
THE NINTH WAVE
The Vegan Leather
The Youth And Young
Tijuana Bibles
Vasa
Vistas
We Came From Wolves
Winter Springs
Wojtek The Bear
WOMPS