The Away Game is a new Fence Records festival (who normally hold Homegame) which will be taking place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of September 2010, on the beautifully remote isle of Eigg, located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
The line-up is hosted by King Creosote and The Pictish Trail, the weekend will feature a bevvy of great music from the Fence Collective and special guests, as well as a chance to explore the island, meet old friends, and make new pals too.
Acts confirmed include British Sea Power, King Creosote, Silver Columns, Jon Hopkins, Daimh, Human Don't Be Angry (Malcolm Middleton), Johnny Flynn, Walls (Kompakt), Darren Hayman (Hefner), The Pictish Trail, Found, Adem, Meursault (Solo), Withered Hand (Solo), Kid Canaveral, Come On Gang!, Lendf (Pip Dylan), François & The Atlas Mountains, Rozi Plain, Gummi Bako, Over The Wall, The Massacre Cave, The Oates Field, Iona Marshall, Player Piano, Sweet Baboo, Onthefly (DJ), Blood Music, and Gordon Mcintyre (Ballboy), with more still to be announced.
With a population of just 70 people (plus a lot of sheep, some cows, and a big bastard bull called Dougald), the isle of Eigg has a strong sense of community Â and all the islanders have a real thirst for a good party Â the ideal location, then, for a Fence Records event.
Tickets for the festival are SOLD OUT and were priced at £90, inclusive of camping and arranged ferries to and from the island. There are just 150 camping tickets.
Organisers are chartering a couple of ferries from the coastal town of Arisaig on Friday afternoon (24th September), and some ferries returning to the mainland on the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning (26th/27th September). There's a thrice-daily train service between Arisaig and Glasgow Queen Street Â and all the ferries are timed so that they synchronise with these.
Music is going to take place on the Friday night, from around 8/9pm, until very late Â
and then will start again from mid-afternoon until late on the Saturday. The Sunday will be a day to recover/sleep Â and there'll be a ferry to take some folk back home in the afternoon, and another on the Monday morning.
The independent record label, based in the sleepy fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife was founded by Kenny Anderson (aka King Creosote), and co-managed by Johnny Lynch (aka The Pictish Trail).
More information will be here when available.
latest on this festival
festival home page
line-ups & rumours