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Inverness Music, Events & Festivals

2015 is warming up to be a fantastic year for music, events and festivals in this great city of Inverness!  Here is the line up so far for 2015…

The Nip - Whisky & Gin Festival April 2015

The Nip – Whisky & Gin Festival April 2015

1. The Nip – Whisky & Gin Festival – Tue 7- Sat 11th April – this festival is about rediscovering the joy of craft Whisky & Gin.  It is a celebration of the Highlands and Islands finest distilleries and the Nip is a celebration of their produce – the whisky and gin.  The Nip has grown from Inverness Whisky Festival and the programme will take place throughout the City of Inverness culminating with a showcase at Bogbain Farm.  www.thenip.scot 

2. Brew at the Bog – 2nd & 3rd May Bogbain Farm – a musical and craft beer extravaganza the Bars include the Beer Tent, The Prosecco Bar, The Gin Bar, and The Cider Bar.   There will be a Northern Roots stage featuring the very best homegrown line ups to entertain www.brewatthebog.com

3. Highland Games – Saturday 18th July – founded in 1822 the Inverness Highland Games is one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in Scotland and is one of the highlights of any visit to Inverness.  www.invernesshighlandgames.com

4. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 6-8th August – annual music festival this year will feature the Kaiser Chiefs, The Proclaimers, Eddie Reader and many more great music acts – it is definitely worth travelling for!  www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

North Hop - craft beer

North Hop – craft beer

5. North Hop – 21-22nd August at Eden Court Theatre – second hop filled craft beer festival for the Highlands! Over the two days join us to celebrate craft beer, artisan gins, creative cocktails, Scottish food and home-grown music, the Highland way!  The festival will see the return of the outdoor themed Beer Hall filled with beer, cider and live music acts on the Hop Stage, as well as meet the brewer sessions and some fun food and drink demonstrations.  The Cocktail Lounge with its cosmopolitan vibe and outdoor terrace will also return and DJ’s on the Botanical Stage. www.northhop.co.uk/festival

Highland Militarty Tattoo for a military spectacular

Highland Militarty Tattoo for a military spectacular

6. Highland Military Tattoo11-13th September – set to become the largest annual Military Tattoo outside Edinburgh, this family friendly event, provides a flavour of traditional and contemporary Highland Culture, with highlights from The Military Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Pipe Bands of The Black Watch and The Highlanders’.  Culminating in a breath-taking fireworks finale in the unique surroundings of Fort George. Tickets available from mid February www.highlandmilitarytattoo.com

7. Blas Music Festival – 4-12th September  2015 – whilst they are still busy programming the events for 2015 you can check out the 2014 festival here online it truly is an International celebration of Highland music and Gaelic language, in a range of venues.  www.blas-festival.com

Discover your Festivals in Inverness

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