Win a slot to perform at Jocktoberfest 2018

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Inverness Gigs in conjunction with Jocktoberfest host competition to win the opening slot on the main stage.

Following on from the success of the competition to find acts to play Belladrum 2018, which saw The Roov and Alannah Moar perform at the event, we are please to announce our search for a band to play Jocktoberfest.

The festival is renowned for it’s blend of high quality beer and live music from across the genres. Indeed the main stage has played host to an impressive array of act including local legends The Whisky River Band, Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders and Spring Break.

As well as drawing from some of the best Scottish talent around including Miracle Glass Company, The LaFontaines and Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.

We are pleased to announce the opportunity for a Highland based band to open the stage on Saturday the 8th of September 12 MD, to apply please complete the form HERE by 10am on Friday 24th of August. (Please note that all members of the band must be over 18)

Two finalists will be selected by members of the Jocktoberfest and Inverness Gigs team on Friday the 24th at 8pm. The final decision will be announced on Monday 27th following a public vote via Facebook.

So if you are interested in joining one of the friendliest festivals in the Highlands then get applying.

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Tickets are still available, but supply is getting very limited indeed.

Jocktoberfest 2018 is held between Fri 7th Sep at 6:00pm – Sun 9th Sep at 1:00pm at the Black Isle Brewery, Munlochy.

We will be around the festival this year so keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram account.

Check out all of our coverage of Jocktoberfest over the years.

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Chris Lemon
Chris Lemon
A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.If you want get in touch you can contact me direct at

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