FINAL WEEK TO SUBMIT TO SHOWCASE AT goNORTH 2011

The submission window for showcasing slots at goNORTH 2011 will close on March 28. goNORTH recently announced some exciting changes to this year’s event by introducing the goNORTH Festival Tour, which will see a goNORTH Stage at five of the best independent festivals in the country. Having confirmed Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Wickerman Festival and Loopallu earlier this year, organisers recently announced the addition of Wizard Festival and Summer In The City 2011 to this year’s tour.

‘The response to our submission call this year has been fantastic, both in volume and quality’, said festival director Shaun Arnold. ‘goNORTH is an excellent showcasing platform and we are looking forward to a strong closing week. Having secured some of the most exciting festivals in Scotland for our first Festival Tour, we are now looking forward to announcing details of our wider panel and workshop programme over the coming weeks.’

For your opportunity to showcase to industry, the chance to get one of your tracks on the goNORTH Music Week Album and play some of the best festivals in Scotland: www.sonicbids.com/gonorth

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