A new family friendly one-day city centre festival featuring traditional and folk based bands from The Highlands and Scotland has been announced, called The Gathering. It takes place at Northern Meeting Park in Inverness on Saturday 1st June 2019.
From the Highlands are headliners Tide Lines, along with The Vatersay Boys, Neo-trad quintet Elephant Sessions, Ho-Ro, three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Siobhan Miller, Calum Mackenzie Jones' Scottish folk outfit The Trad Project, and opening will be the City Of Inverness Youth Pipe Band.
The food and bars will feature exclusively Highland and Scottish suppliers including the Black Isle Brewery, Tomatin Distillery, and Dunnet Bay Distillers, with a promise of no run-of-the-mill generic products, with everything being of the highest quality.
Promoter Dougie Brown said "We are delighted to be launching a brand-new city centre event for Inverness and hope The Gathering becomes a permanent fixture in the Scottish event calendar. We have a wealth of musical talent and incredible food & drink producers across the Highlands and Scotland and through The Gathering we aim to bring everyone together and celebrate the very best our region has to offer."
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult (17+): £40
adult (17+) with under-cover seating: £50
child (6-16): £25
child (6-16) with under-cover seating: £35
child (5 and under): free but need ticket
family (2x2): £100
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