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Black Isle Calling

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An eclectic line-up of artists has been unveiled for the inaugural Black Isle Calling Festival at the Black Isle Brewery in the Scottish Highlands this September.

Heading up the announcement and headlining the Friday night is the one and only HUEY MORGAN – THE FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINAL, while the Highlands’ own multi- award winning indie-folk band ELEPHANT SESSIONS will bring the festival to a close on the Saturday evening.

Having sold over 10 million records, The former Fun Lovin Criminal frontman is set to perform a mixture of those old classics such as The Fun Lovin Criminals, Scooby Snacks, King of New York, Big Night Out, Love Unlimited, Loco, Couldn’t Get it Right, along with the promise of new music.

It promises to be a night of funk, soul, hip-hop and memories.

Multi-award winning Elephant Sessions have exploded onto the indie folk scene with unparalleled effect, making live appearances at some of the most notable venues and festivals across the U.K, Europe and Australia.

With audiences crowdsurfing their way through the summer and marquee floors breaking under the weight of bouncing fans, the band’s live shows have won them fans across the globe.

Now it is time for them to bring their very own festival to a close for the first time!

“We’re buzzing to finally release the line-up for Black Isle Calling!

“It’s set to be a huge party with an incredible selection of artists, we cannot wait!” said Euan – Elephant Sessions

Also joining the bill are the musical project by wildlife cinematographer Andrew O’Donnell, BELUGA LAGOON; Motherwell’s rap-rock trio THE LAFONTAINES; Scots Trad Awards 2022 ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ winners the trad- electronic band VALTOS; Glasgow singer-songwriter LIZZIE REID; 6 piece funk band BOHEMIAN MONK MACHINE; and indie-electronic three piece THE JOSHUA HOTEL.

Other acts to feature over the weekend are, LUSA the new project from Niteworks Innes Strachan; the UK’s most northerly indie-rock band Thurso’s FORGETTING THE FUTURE; emerging Highland/Glasgow act LOW LIGHT LISTENING LOUNGE; alt-pop singer-songwriter KEIR GIBSON; ‘Sound of New Scotland’ 2022 SAY Award winners NO WINDOWS and FEIS ROIS CEILIDH TRAIL.

The festival will also feature a local DJ line up to be announced in the coming months alongside a line-up of craft Scottish food and drink suppliers.

Tickets are on sale now and available from – https://linktr.ee/blackislecalling or in person from Black Isle Bar, Church Street, Inverness

Black Isle Calling is also delighted to announce that their official charity partner for 2024 is the RNLI Kessock Lifeboat.

Shane Warde, Lifeboat Press Officer for North Kessock said:

“We are truly grateful for every one of our supporters, whether done through donations, giving time to fundraise or through sharing our message and helping us to save lives at sea.

“To be chosen as the official charity partner for The Black Isle Calling Festival is unbelievable and we can’t thank the team enough.

“Having a few of the crew who are serious Elephant Session fans makes this partnership even more special, we won’t however be asking if they can join the band on stage just yet!”

Caroline Campbell – Ironworks Venue said:

“I cannot wait to continue the Ironworks Venue story alongside the Elephant Sessions who we have had a very long and special relationship with over the years and our good friends at The Black Isle Brewery.”

Lawrie Wotherspoon – Black Isle Brewery added:

“We can’t wait to host Black Isle Calling on the farm.

“We look forward to a weekend with lots of brewery followers, old and new, and enjoying the very best of music, food and most importantly, delicious beer.”

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