goNORTH Music Festival 2012

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goNORTH is an industry conference and showcase festival for contemporary and cutting edge music of all genres. Taking place across several venues in Inverness city centre, the event aims to highlight the best emerging talent from Scotland, the rest of the UK, and a selection of international contenders. Launched in 2001, the event has become firmly established on the industry calendar, developing over the last twelve years into one of the country’s leading platforms for new music.

Last year they introduced the goNORTH Festival Tour, an exciting development which brought goNORTH back to its roots supporting emerging talent across a range of top independent festivals. Last year’s schedule included Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, The Wickerman Festival, Summer In The City, Wizard Festival and Loopallu, with full details of our 2012 tour to be announced over the coming months.

The introduction of the Festival Tour means a significant volume of artist invited to showcase at goNORTH will also secure additional slots across the touring schedule. 

Previous keynote speakers include, Tony Wilson, Alan McGee, Jazz Summers and former UK Music CEO, Feargal Sharkey. 

goNORTH features acts across all contemporary music genres, with the line-up split equally between artists from the Highlands and Islands, other parts of Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world. In recent years, the event has brought acts from across Mainland Europe, the USA, Russia, Scandinavia, Australia, Japan and Canada to the north of Scotland.

Selected artists will be compensated with a small payment for their performance. All goNorth showcases, seminars and workshops are free and open to the public, music industry and media are requested to register.

The goNORTH 2012 compilation, featuring a selection of showcasing artists, will also be released direct to industry via Music Week.