Creative industries

XpoNorth 2019 showcase announced

Scotland’s leading creative industries festival and showcase, XpoNorth, returns to Eden Court on July 3-4 with a mixture of lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities.

The live music programme will see artists from the Highlands and Islands and the rest of Scotland perform across a host of city centre venues.

There will also be the opportunity to see two fantastic new acts from Finland and Germany selected through the EXCITE partnership which offers young artists chances to play gigs across Europe.

Some of the 60 acts chosen to perform at this year’s event will also be offered slots on the XpoNorth Stage at this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which runs from August 1-3.

XpoNorth is funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Iain Hamilton, head of creative industries for HIE, 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.”

The list of artists includes Amy Lou, Andy Williamson, Annie Booth, Broken Chanter, Calum Mackenzie Jones, Cara Rose, Echo Machine, Emme Woods, The Dazed Digital Age, The Roov and much more.

XpoNorth is completely free to attend and accessible to all. Registration for tickets can be accessed via https://bit.ly/2PM10r5 and the full programme can be found at https://xponorth.co.uk/.

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