Dazed Digital Age, Calum Jones, Miracle Glass Company head up the line-up for Scotland’s leading creative industries festival.

The sun is out, the days are getting longer, so that means it’s nearly time for Inverness to play host to best of the best musical talent from across Scotland and a will be a few special guests from around Europe for XpoNorth. Changing the dates this year to the 3rd and 4th of July, the city will be a buzz with the cream of the crop of talent from all across the creative industries. With 60 acts playing free across multiple venues across the city, it is always a fun time to be had.

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Calum Jones at Jocktoberfest 2018

With returning favorites BooHooHoo, Miracle Glass Company, Mt Doubt and November Lights, along with newcomers The Woods,  Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves,  Echo Machine and Fabric Bear, there will be a style of music for everyone playing live somewhere across the center. There are a select few acts from across the Highlands and Moray, with Inverness’s The Dazed Digital Age and Sam Cain, Caithness rockers Pure Grief and Morays The Strives, The Roov and Calum Mackenzie Jones.

With the added knowledge that a great performance could also lead to the talent being selected to play on the XpoNorth Stage at this years Belladrum Heart Festival.

The full list of acts due to perform at this years XpoNorth 2019;

Amy Lou, Andy Williamson, Annie Booth, BooHooHoo, Broken Chanter, Calum Mackenzie Jones, Cara Rose, Chuchoter, Echo Machine, Emiah, Emme Woods, Fabric Bear, False Friends, Fauves, Ivy, Flindt (Germany), Folda, GHØSTWRITER, Goodnight Louisa, Hamish Hawk & The New Outfit, Hannah Slavin, James Leonard Hewitson, Kier Gibson, LaKyoto, Lizzie Reid, Luke La Volpe, LUNIR, LYLO, Mark McGowan, Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves, Megan Airlie, Mike Vass, Miracle Glass Company, Moonlight Zoo, Mt. Doubt, November Lights, Pleasure Heads, Pure Grief, Quiche, Real Life Entertainment, Roddy Johnson, Russell Stewart, Sam Cain, Savage Mansion, Scarlett Randle, Scholesy, SHEARS, Shredd, Solareye, swim school, The 101, The Dazed Digital Age, The Roov, The Sea Atlas, The Strives, The Woods, Ükku (Finland), Walt Disco, WHɎTE, WuhOh, Youth Team.

Iain Hamilton,Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise said:

The live showcase element remains an extremely important aspect of XpoNorth and offers a fantastic platform for talent to access a global network of industry professionals- in addition to developing their audience more broadly. It also brings an incredible energy and highlights the diversity and vibrancy of the venue infrastructure in the city. It’s key that the conference remains a great destination to connect new talent with leading buyers, partners and music consumers and we’re delighted with the quality and range of the acts invited to perform this year.’ 

XpoNorth will be held from Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 July 2019 at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema. All elements of XpoNorth 19 are completely free.

Have a look at our coverage of the festival over the years.