The Away Game 2012

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2012
Eigg, Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Scotland
£140 - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 250
Last updated: Wed 18th Jul 2012

The Away Game is a Fence Records festival (who normally hold Homegame which isn't happening in 2012) and will be taking place from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2012, on the beautifully remote isle of Eigg, located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.


The Pictish Trail, King Creosote, Gruff Rhys, Django Django, Nathan Fake, Jon Hopkins, Euros Childs, Slow Club, Meursault, Seamus Fogarty, Kan, François & The Atlas Mountains, John MacLean (Beta Band / Aliens DJ), Gulp, Y Niwl, Sparrow & The Workshop, Sweet Baboo, Rozi Plain, The Massacre Cave, Reuben Wu (Ladytron DJ), Three Blind Wolves, Kid Canaveral, OLO Worms, Radials, Archipel, Babe, Delifinger, Kathryn Sawers, The Twilight Sad (acoustic), Jo Schornikow, Scott Rudd, Rob St John, Hardsparrow, Randolph's Leap, Over The Wall, Insect Heroes, Quickbeam, Lord Rochester, Alun Tun Lan, Found (DJ), OnTheFly (DJ), Whisky Stephen (DJ), Josie Long (DJ), Eagleowl and Niteworks.

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.

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 – and all the islanders have a real thirst for a good party – the ideal location, then, for a Fence Records event.


Tickets for the festival were priced at £140, inclusive of camping and arranged ferries to and from the island. As is usual they instantly sold out, and this year were distributed on a lottery basis.


Organisers are chartering a couple of ferries from the coastal town of Arisaig on Friday afternoon (20th July), and some ferries returning to the mainland on the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning (22nd/23rd September). There's a thrice-daily train service between Arisaig and Glasgow Queen Street – and all the ferries are timed so that they synchronise with these.


This time the festival offers three days of music. Music will start on the Friday evening, all-day Saturday, and it'll continue on Sunday until early evening, after which there'll be a bonfire.

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.

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