XpoNorth 2019, which will be held  from Wednesday 3rd to Thursday 4th July 2019 at Eden Court, have announced that applications to perfom are now open.

Scotland’s leading creative industries conference and showcase festival hosted 60 of the hottest new acts in venues throughout Inverness in 2018 . The festival last year signed up to the Keychange pledge to achieve or maintain a 50/50 gender balance across their festivals by 2022.

A selection of the acts will be put forward to play the XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, following in the footsteps of local bands; The Dazed Digital Age, The Strives and King Kobalt who played in 2018.

Applications close on Monday the 8th of April 2019 and all applications will be forwarded to a panel of industry professionals to establish the list of acts invited to showcase.

Apply for XpoNorth 2019 here

During the day, XpoNorth also hosts a packed programme of seminars and workshops featuring leading local, national and international professionals from across the creative sector. Details of the schedule will be announced soon, although you can sign up as a delegate now, via the XpoNorth website.

“Each year XpoNorth develops in scope and range and remains an important destination to showcase the most exciting new creative talent.”

Iain Hamilton, HIE’s Head of Creative Industries

If you are interested in taking full advantage of XpoNorth 2019, you may wish to check out XpoNorth On the Road.

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