As the year starts a fresh it’s time to stop looking forward. We have no doubt that that there will be so much more to the Highland music scene this year, but out of the gigs that have been announced so far here are the ones that we are most looking forward to;

Neon Waltz at Bogbain Farm

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Well supported in the area and heralded by the NME as “Scotland’s coolest new gang”, Neon Waltz return to Inverness following the release of debut album ,Strange Hymns. They have form for selling out other venues in town so we don’t suppose Bogbain will be any difference at all.

Neon Waltz play Bogbain Farm on the 17th of February. Tickets available here.

Gig to be rearranged :(.

Future Islands at the Ironworks

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This announcement took us by surprise and is an impressive coup for the venue. It doesn’t matter wether you consider them “synthpop stars” or ,”dreampop rockers” the American band are on top of their game at the moment. This will be special. Indeed.

Future Islands play Ironworks on the 12th of June. Tickets available here.

COBALT at the Ironworks

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Describing themselves as “hard driven, fast paced, and energetic” the band have jumped onto the local scene and have built up a strong reputation for themselves. With a recent exception, it is great to see a local emerging band headline the Ironworks, and what better occasion than launch their debut EP ‘Bourbon Nightmares’.

Cobalt play Ironworks on the 10th of February. Tickets available here.

The Van Ts at The Tooth & Claw

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Team Rock introduced the four piece promising that “If The Van Ts had been around in the 90s, they’d most likely have been massive.”. Even the first notes of their rock tinged surf-pop will fill the well renowned hot and sweaty venue.Perfect.

The Van T’s play the Tooth and Claw on the 24th of February. Tickets details will be announced via the venues facebook page.

Little Mix at Bught Park

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Can your really choose to ignore the biggest girl band since The Spice Girls? They have been touring significantly of 2017, and the Summer Hit Tour shows that the band are not ready for a rest yet. The Bught Park has played host to a series of high profile gigs including Olly Murs and Bryan Adams. Expect the sing along to be heard in Inverness centre.

Little Mix, with support to be announced,  will play Bught Park Inverness on the 29th of July. Tickets available here.

Mockness at Ironworks

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AC/DC, The Stone Roses, The Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac and don’t forget Oasis, playing Inverness. Well kinda. The debut of Mockness brings together some of the best tribute bands in the UK for a festival type event in the Ironworks. Early bird tickets sold out in a few days.

Mockness comes to Ironworks on the 30th of June. Tickets available here.

We are sure that there is so much more to 2018, to keep track of what’s happening on the scene, please sign up to our mailing list.