The Black Isle based festival reveals the full bill for 2016.

The line-up .which will again stretch over the two stages at the brewery, features a mix of styles and acts from the locality and a bit further afar. Headlining on Friday will be  the “urban indie punk” of Jamie & Shoony (check out their impressive slot at Part at the Palace 2015), on Saturday it is Esperanza and Shaka Loves You sharing the headlining duties.

Also on the bill we have the acoustic pleasure of singer song-writer duo Bella and the Bear and Unkeepable who are new in our book but the Edinburgh based band have bagged over a thousand gigs in their three year existence. Single Pedestal was described as “charming, honest and finely balanced in it’s raw emotion and heartfelt sentiment.’

It’s great to see Be Like Pablo on the bill, they have been gigging a lot less these days but did manage to reach Glastonbury Emerging Talent longest earlier in the summer and have been busy recording a new video. Their brand of sunshine pop won’t go amiss at the Brewery.

Well known to the scene for their component parts Dr. Wook & The Voltaic Disorder and This Machine will be making appearances at the festival. It’s also good to see the likes of Neon Knights, Sarah Williamson and Devil’s Queen make their Jocktoberfest debut and a great example of the festival’s attempt to cater for all tastes.

The full line-up is;

Jamie & Shoony, Esperanza, Medicine Men, Mickey 9s, Hoodja, Be Like Pablo, Other Humans, Shaka Loves You, Dixie Fried, Bella and the Bear, James Mackenzie, Dr. Wook & The Volataic Disorder, This Machine,  Irie Yo-Yo, Book Group, Edgar Road, Dante, Devil’s Queen, Thula Borah, Neon Knights, Unkeepable, The Cask, The Trad Band, Amy Rayner, Miracle Glass Company, Penniless Moth, Sarah Williamson and Butterscotch DJ set.

Jocktoberfest is held on Friday September 2nd & Saturday September 3rd, with tickets available on-line now.

Also making a reappearance is the Kids of Kolkata stall, click to find out more.

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