goNORTH At The Wickerman Festival

Following goNORTH’s most ambitious and successful goNORTH festival to date, they are delighted to confirm the line up for the goNORTH Festival Tour Stage at the tenth anniversary of The Wickerman Festival 2011 (22-23 July 2011).

For 2011, the organisers have introduced the goNORTH Festival Tour, this exciting development will see goNORTH programme new music at five of the finest independent festivals in the country, Summer In The City 2011, The Wickerman Festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Wizard Festival and Loopallu.

They have programmed a diverse range of acts from the submission pool featuring some of the most exciting emerging artists in Scotland, the rest of the UK and a selection of top international contenders.

‘We are thrilled to announce the line up for our Wickerman date’, said goNORTH Director Shaun Arnold. ‘To be associated with a festival that has demonstrated such a sustained commitment to showcasing the very best emerging talent is fantastic, and we are sure this year’s event will provide an excellent platform for our artists to reach a wide and varied audience.’

‘We are really excited about the addition of the goNORTH Festival Tour Stage to our wider programme’, added Wickerman Festival Coordinator Helen Chalmers. ‘The live showcases at goNORTH this year were fantastic, and we are delighted that such a broad cross-reach of emerging artists will be performing at The Wickerman Festival this year.’

goNORTH Festival Tour Stage At The Wickerman Festival 2011

Friday July 22

Bwani Junction



All Mankind

The Side


Indian Red Lopez

The Imagineers

Chasing Owls

I Build Collapsible Mountains

Saturday July 23

Kobi Onyame


The River 68’s


The Frues

Black Box Red

The Scottish Enlightenment

St Leonards

The Black Hand Gang

Maple Leaves

goNORTH – The background …..

goNorth is a festival for contemporary and cutting edge music of all genres. It aims to highlight the best emerging talent from Scotland, the rest of the UK, and a selection of international contenders.

goNorth was launched in 2001 to provide a platform for artists from the north of Scotland to showcase for music industry and media representatives on their own patch. The event also offers a series of seminars, workshops and Q&A sessions aimed at all levels of experience, and covering all aspects of the music industry.

Originally hosted in several venues on Aberdeen’s Belmont Street, it briefly relocated to Dundee, before settling in Scotland’s most northerly city, Inverness.

goNorth 2011 took place in Inverness on the 9th and 10th of June.



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