We look at the dates and details of the biggest and best music festivals in the Highlands for 2023.

MacMoray Easter Festival

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The second year of MacMoray Easter Festival will be held on the 29th & 30th April, 2023 at Cooper Park, Elgin. Last

MacMoray Easter Festival tickets can be bought here

The Gathering

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The Gathering will happen at The Northern Meeting Park on the 27th of May, 2022.

The line up currently includes Tide Lines, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Torridon, Talisk, Hò-rò, Beinn Lee, Hannah Rarity, RANT, City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band with more to be announced in due course.

Want to revisit previous years? Check out our coverage of The Gathering.

The Gathering tickets can be bought here

XpoNorth 2023

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XpoNorth 2020 moved to digital platforms due to COVID-19, since that point there has not been any word of the return of a non virtual showcase / festival. So there is currently a significant question mark as to wether the festival as we know it will return

Want to revisit previous years? Check out our coverage of XpoNorth.

Woodzstock 2023

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Woodzstock 2023 will be held on June the 13th the current line up includes headliners Tom McGuire & The Brassholes and McFleetwood, joined by PaleMoon, The Black Isle Peas, CHANCERS, Karawane, Rhoehaisse Clark, Wee James and Bad Actress

Our coverage of Woodzstock can be found here

Woodzstock Tickets can be bought here

Belladrum 2023

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Belladrum 2023 has been announced for 27-29 July 2023. Sigrid and Travis announced as Thursday and Saturday night headliners respectively, the line up will be increased over the forthcoming months.

Our coverage including recent line-up announcement of Belladrum can be found here

Belladrum Tickets are available here

Jocktoberfest 2023

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With no formal announcement of it’s retirement, there have been no social media posts since 2020, Jocktoberfest 2023 is looking very very unlikely.

Relive the glory years of Jocktoberfest here.

Monsterfest 2023

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No confirmation of Monsterfest 2023 at time of writing, but we anticipate it will return in it’s Halloween slot for 23.

Our coverage of the first few festivals can be found here.

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