goNORTH has announced the list of showcase artists for their 2014 creative industries festival in Inverness over the 4-5 June.
goNORTH 2014 will again connect leading industry figures with some of the most exciting new talent in the country, and organisers are also pleased to have worked with partners to bring artists from Norway, France, Sweden and Germany to Scotland’s leading creative industries festival.
‘We are delighted with the quality and diversity of our 2014 showcase list’, said Festival Director, Amanda Millen. “This year’s submission process achieved a record number of applications and it proved particularly challenging to establish the final list. We would like to thank all the artists that applied to perform and we are excited to be showcasing such a huge range of talent at this year’s festival. We will also shortly be announcing details of two fringe showcases which will take place on Tuesday 3 June.”
The 2014 goNORTH showcase list is:
ADOPTED AS HOLOGRAPH
BRONAGH & THE BOYS
F**K ART LET’S DANCE! (Germany)
FRIENDS IN AMERICA
GARDEN OF ELKS
HOLD FAST (Norway)
INDIAN RED LOPEZ
LE VASCO (France)
MACHINES IN HEAVEN
MISS IRENIE ROSE
OUR FUTURE GLORY
PALE HONEY (Sweden)
THE BROKEN RAVENS
THE HAZEY JANES
THE MOON KIDS
THE YOUTH AND YOUNG
goNORTH was launched in 2001 to provide a platform for artistes from the north of Scotland to showcase for music industry and media representatives on their own patch. Originally hosted across Aberdeen’s Belmont Street, it briefly relocated to Dundee, before settling in Scotland’s most northerly city, Inverness. Now covering a much wider remit including Screen & Broadcast, Designer Fashion and Publishing, the event has become firmly established as Scotland’s leading Creative Industries Festival.
The goNORTH Festival Tour was introduced in 2011 as an exciting addition which takes goNORTH back to its roots and supports new music and film across some of the finest independent festivals in the country. Their partner festivals for 2014 are Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Wickerman Festival and Loopallu.
Mamie Coleman, VP Music, FOX: “goNORTH acts as a gateway into the UK market and is a great way for us to access new international artists”.
John Robb: “goNORTH is great on many levels, great line up of bands that goes beyond the usual dustbin indie fare, a beautiful city to hang out in and a surprisingly diverse cross section of people attending making it one of the best of the music conference circuit”.
Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide: “goNORTH has proven to be Scotland’s premier music showcase and conference event. It continually evolves and brings a great balance of creativity and commercial outcomes. I always find the event productive and a valuable experience”.
Keith Harris, Director for Performer Affairs, PPL: “goNORTH is a much more open seminar. A lot of conferences are expensive, which makes them exclusive. goNORTH makes it easy for the people who really need the information to get it”.