We look at the dates and details of the biggest and best music festivals in the Highlands for 2020.

The Gathering

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The return of The Gathering will happen at The Northern Meeting Park on the 30th of May, 2020. Cancelled due to COVID-19, plans for 2021 will be announced in due course

The line-up news can be found here

XpoNorth 2020

XpoNorth 2020 is on the 24th and 25th of June. Cancelled due to COVID-19, plans for 2021 will be announced in due course. Their Facebook page is full of information and support for musicians, artists etc

Our coverage of XpoNorth can be found here

Woodzstock 2020

Woodzstock 2019 was announced for June the 13th, but has now been rearranged for 9 September 2020.

Our coverage of Woodzstock can be found here

Belladrum 2020

Belladrum 2020 has been announced for Thursday 30th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. The decision to hold the festival due to COVID-19 is currently under review.

Our coverage including recent line-up announcement of Belladrum can be found here

Jocktoberfest 2020

Jocktoberfest 2020 has not been formally announced, but we think it will be on the first week of September. No date has been announced for 2020 as of April 2020,

Our coverage of Jocktoberfest can be found here


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Monsterfest has been announced to return in November 2020.

Our coverage of the first two festival can be found here.

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