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!
Dancing on Tables
Declan Welsh & the Decadent West
E M I L I E
Faces On TV
Foggy City Orphan (FCO)
Future Get Down
Garden Of Elks
James Mackenzie (Full Band)
Jamie And Shoony
Lawless and the leash
Miracle Glass Company
Posable Action Figures
Reverieme (Solo Acoustic)
Single By Sunday
The Howling Lords
The Little Kicks
The Moon Kids
THE NINTH WAVE
The Vegan Leather
The Youth And Young
We Came From Wolves
Wojtek The Bear