Music Showcase announced for XpoNorth 2018

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The music line-up for XpoNorth 2018 has been announced.

It’s coming to that time of year when the north’s biggest creative arts festival takes over the highland capital for a couple of days. A festival that has industry experts passing on their knowledge, designers showcasing their latest collections, programmers unveiling the latest developments in game design, to over 60 bands playing for free over two nights. XpoNorth really is a experience for all to enjoy, taking place over the 27th & 28th of June, in Eden Court during the day and multiple venues around the city centre at night.

With 67 acts playing over two nights and all for free, its a brilliant time to go and listen to some of your favourite up and coming artists or to find some new ones. With a plethora of musical talent from all across Scotland, as well as some from Denmark, Sweden and Belgium, you are bound to find something floats your boat. There is also the added incentive that a good performance here could mean an appearance on the Seedlings Stage at Belladrum festival this August

There has been a strong selection of local artists selected including Spring Break, Bloodlines, Carma, Lional, Silver Coast, Lilura, Tamzene, Be Like Pablo all returning to the Xpo event. Debutantes from the local area this year include Cobalt, Gordon James & the Power and The Dazed Digital Age.

Others from across Scotland performing across the two nights will be 100 Fables, Annie Booth, Dancing on Tables, Emme Woods, North Atlas, Retro Video Club, The Dunts and Vistas to name but a few. Its going to be an eventful couple of nights running around the city centre, from venue to venue, catching the next big thing or an unknown, who’s ready to blow you away.

The full line up includes;

100 Fables


Anchor Lane

Anna Sweeney

Annie Booth

Angus Munro

Apache Darling

Bad Mannequins

Be Like Pablo

Beta Waves


Breakfast Muff

Brian ó Headhra & Fiona Mackenzie





Dancing on Tables

Ded Rabbit

Edwin Organ


Emme Woods

Ewenc. Grant


Foggy City Orphan


Frankys Evil Party

Gordon James & the Power

Gus Harrower

Hamish Hawk & the New Outfit


Ida Kudo (Denmark)




Luna the Professor


Megan Airlie

Michiel Turner

Miracle Glass Company

Noah Noah

North Atlas



Real Life Entertainment

Retro Video Club

Rome is Not a Town (Sweden)

Shht (belgium)


Silver Coast

Static Union

Spring Break



The 101

The Dazed Digital Age

The Dunts

The Rah’s

The Sea Atlas

The Strives

Toy Mountain

The Nicklejack Men

Wojtek the Bear

Zoe Graham




Xpo North 2018 will be held on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June.

Check out our coverage of Xpo North below;

XpoNorth 2019


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Alan Forbes
Alan Forbes
I have been in to music from the age of five with AC/DC being the most influential, so much in fact that I went to Perth Australia in 2016 to see them. I host The Future Starts Here on every Sunday 12 - 2pm playing the best new acts from across Scotland and beyond. I am a bit of a comic book and film geek but don't hold that against me.

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