XpoNorth 2017 Music Showcase Artists Announced!

XpoNorth 2017 Music Showcase Artists Announced!

Wed 19 Apr 2017 / News

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ISSUED TUESDAY, 18TH APRIL 2017

MUSIC SHOWCASE ARTISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Scotland's leading creative industries conference and showcase is delighted to announce its music showcase line-up for XpoNorth 2017.

Organisers of the festival, which takes place in Inverness on 7th and 8th June this year, were inundated with acts looking to play before an influential audience made up of industry insiders and conference delegates at venues throughout the Highland capital.

The full line up was carefully selected by a jury of industry professionals and XpoNorth looks forward to welcoming a wealth of musical talent from home and abroad.

For selected acts, there is also the chance of appearing at Beauly-based Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in August this year on a specially curated XpoNorth Seedlings stage

The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth conference is devoted to supporting creative individuals and businesses in the Highlands and Islands and beyond.
 
The only creative industry event of its kind in Scotland, XpoNorth covers music, screen, broadcast, game development, crafts, textiles, fashion, writing, publishing and design. It is attended by leading creative industry insiders, who take part in workshops, panels and masterclass sessions over the course of both days. 
 
By night the festival changes pace as the influential music showcase takes music stars of tomorrow from the Highlands and Islands and beyond and places them on stages across Scotland’s most northerly city over two nights. 

Festival Director, Amanda Millen, said: “Showcasing the best emerging acts on the music scene has always been an integral part of the festival since its inception at the start of the century.

"Today, XpoNorth is a wide-reaching conference and showcase which brings together a host of elements under one creative umbrella. The music showcasing is the jewel in its crown which gels people together at the end of two inspiring, full-on days of panels, keynotes and international industry-level networking.

"There are a lot of key creative industries influencers who attend XpoNorth and even if they don’t work in the music industry, they might be on the look out for music for a film or a new video game. Creative connections are forged every minute of the day during XpoNorth."
 
The music schedule will be published along with the rest of the conference programme. Look out for more announcements in the coming days and weeks!

100 Fables
Ali Robertson 
Alkanes
American Clay
Ayakara
Birdhead
Bloodlines
BooHooHoo
Carma
Consolers
Dancing on Tables
Declan Welsh & the Decadent West
Ded Rabbit
E M I L I E
Edgar Road
Edwin Organ
Emme Woods
Ernest Rambles
Eugene Twist
Faces On TV
Fat Goth
Featherwest
Foggy City Orphan (FCO)
Foreignfox
Future Get Down
Garden Of Elks
Hamish Hawk
Indigo Velvet
Jackal Trades
James Mackenzie (Full Band)
Jamie And Shoony
Josephine Sillars
Lawless and the leash
Lilura
Medicine Men
Mia Mackintosh
Michiel Turner
Mira Aasma
Miracle Glass Company
Moteh Parrott
Mother Night
Mt. Doubt
New Portals
NIEVES

NOAH NOAH
November Lights
Other Humans
Pinact
Posable Action Figures
Pronto Mama
Pure Grief
Rascalton
Rebel Westerns
Reverieme (Solo Acoustic)
Roanokeans
Roseanne Reid
Savage Mansion
Schnarff Schnarff
Single By Sunday
Skjor
STATIC UNION
Stillhound
TAMZENE
The Begbies
The Howling Lords
The Imagineers
The Little Kicks
The Moon Kids
THE NINTH WAVE
The Vegan Leather 
The Youth And Young
Tijuana Bibles
Vasa
Vistas
We Came From Wolves
Wojtek The Bear
WOMPS

EDITOR’S NOTES:

Here are some of the music acts who have provided downloadable press info and images via their gigmit Artist's Page:

https://www.gigmit.com/alkanes
https://www.gigmit.com/edgar-road
https://www.gigmit.com/lilura
https://www.gigmit.com/boohoohoo
https://www.gigmit.com/rebelwesterns
https://www.gigmit.com/ernest-rambles
https://www.gigmit.com/tijuana-bibles

https://www.gigmit.com/the-howling-lords
https://www.gigmit.com/static-union
https://www.gigmit.com/miracle-glass-company
https://www.gigmit.com/noah-noah

 

XpoNorth is a two day conference and showcase devoted to the creative industries. It’s based in Inverness and for two jam-packed days and music-filled nights in June, thousands of delegates come from all over Britain and further afield to meet, greet, listen, participate and share ideas in the fields of screen, broadcast, gaming, design, fashion, textiles, writing, publishing and music.

XpoNorth also has a year-round brief from funders, Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support and develop creative business by providing practical assistance and networking opportunities.

The only event of its kind in Scotland devoted to craft, textiles, fashion, games development, writing, publishing, screen and broadcast, design and music, XpoNorth is attended by leading creative industry insiders, who take part in workshops, panels and masterclass sessions over the course of both days.

XpoNorth Networks:

XpoNorth Screen and Broadcast
ScreenHI is XpoNorth’s screen and broadcast network. Led by former BBC producer, Amanda Millen, it operates all year round and supports businesses and individuals working in film, television, radio and video games across the Highlands and Islands. 

XpoNorth Music
Led by Alex Smith, XpoNorth Music is the industry network established to support the development of musicians and music businesses across the Highlands and Islands. 

XpoNorth Design
Established to support flourishing design community in Highlands and Islands. Hosted by Creative Futures Partnership, a collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and HIE. Led by the Institute of Design Innovation (InDI), a research institute based in Forres, Moray, within the GSA.

XpoNorth Writing and Publishing
The sector head of Emergents Writers is Peter Urpeth. His role is to nurture creative talent in the field of writing and publishing across the Highlands and Islands.

XpoNorth Craft, Fashion and Textiles
The sector head of Emergents Makers is Pamela Conacher, who leads a team which provides a programme of advice, training and support for the craft, fashion and textile sector in the Highlands and Islands.

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For further info or images please contact Jan Patience or Amanda Millen at info@xponorth.co.uk.