IGigs Presents brings some of the finest new Inverness bands to The Inverness Highland Games at Bught Park in July.

For the first time, Inverness Highland Games will host a selection of local acts at Bught Park on the evening of the games. The idea was the brainchild of Gerry Reynolds and councillor Callum Smith who saw the Inverness Highland Games as a great way to help promote the thriving new music scene.

The line-up for the child friendly event will include;

Bad Actress

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Bad Actress a five-piece hard rock and blues band, with a touch of glam, think AC/DC, Iron Maiden etc. Whilst they have had a recent name change (formerly known as Airrade) the young band have been building up an array of gigs that have drawn them across Scotland. On supporting Cobalt in February our reviewer declared;

“Other bands (cough –  Steel Panther – cough) deliver this kind of thing with a large slab of irony and not a little ill-advised misogyny, but these chaps are living and breathing their music and it really does work for them.”

Table for Four

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Table for Four  are fronted by Sarah Williamson formerly of Shaped. The band plays Alt-Rock from the heart, with songs of love, loss and sexual acts, that don’t ignore the need for a great tune. The new band have hit the road running with a series of live gigs in the area that have been building a positive buzz. Check out our photos of the band from their gig at Mad Hatters.

Park Circus

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Park Circus are a four piece indie rock band who quote influences such as The Beatles, The Kinks, Davie Bowie, Joy Division, The Cure and Stone Roses. Their ability to grab the Inverness audience’s attention has simply been impressive , even managing to headline the Ironworks on their second gig. Our reviewer enthused;

“This was one of the most fun and energetic gigs I have been to in recent times and I believe that this is only the beginning for Park Circus. If they can roll out a performance like this on their very first headline show after six weeks, how good are they going to sound in six months?”


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Annakii have been together as a band less than a year although they have known each other for a lifetime. A combination of Anna McWhirter’s rasping voice comparable to various icons from the 1970’s, Mark Allison’s music with more hooks than a fisherman’s line and the experienced back beat of drummer David McIntosh who has the accolade of being a World Champion Pipe Band drummer in his distant past, all make up the sound of ANNAKII.

Already playing to audiences in London as well as locally, they plan to head to Copenhagen next year to record their first album.

Chris Lemon Founder and Editor of Inverness Gigs said of the announcement;

“I was delighted for Inverness Gigs  to have been invited to curate the stage and we would love for people to come along and enjoy the music from bands that are full of energy and talent.” 

IGigs Presents @ The Inverness Highland Games is on the 21st of July, 2018 6pm -10pm.

We have set up an event page so if you’re coming let us know.

Details on the Highland Games can be found at here