The Scots are highly respected festival goers: the loudest, funniest and most energetic crowd to be amongst when the sun is out, the drinks are a flow and the music is blasting at top volume! Scottish festivals are about getting people together on a common ground to enjoy one of the greatest joys in life: Music! Festivals are the perfect chance to catch up with friends and have a carefree time. Having been to many myself I can safely say Scotland really knows how to do it!
T in the Park is the biggest music festival in Scotland, taking place on the 10th, 11th and 12th July. This festival has been running for about 15 years and attracts people from all over the world to come and experience some of the biggest names in the pop world. The festival has brought a lot of attention to this country and has inspired new festivals to emerge which all add to the wealth of Scottish culture today! I want to focus on some of the smaller festivals as although they are not quite as big in size, they are just as big in personality!
Loopallu brings you the best up and coming Scottish musicians, and the chance to experience a festival surrounded by the wild and rugged terrain of North West Scotland.
Sample the porridge stands and the local ale, pub hop in the village and listen to live music or simply relax on the bank of Loch Broom with a beer. The campsite and main tent are set on the beach surrounded by tumbling hills and the gentle sea. Ten years young, this festival has grown to be one of the biggest events in Scotland’s social calendar and entering its 11th year the line-up will not fall short of what they have brought us before: Paulo Nutini, Franz Ferdinand and Mumford and Sons. You will be introduced to Scottish bands you have never heard of but will fall in love with. There is ALWAYS something to be doing and experiencing during Loopallu! It is a family friendly festival where the locals mix with the visitors and everyone has a ball! Visit the website today.
Belladrum tartan heart festival is set in the Highlands of Scotland, in a place called Beauly.
This music festival has become one of the biggest events in the country and usually sits on the first weekend in August, this year 6th-8th. It could be described as a mini Glastonbury, as well as the music there is a “village” of entertainment offering everything from lovely food stands, craft and jewellery stalls, massage stands, hot tubs and even a chapel – so if you fancy an alternative way to get hitched – this is the place to be! You will have your choice of food and drink stands! The main stage sits at the base of a hill so you can choose to be in with the dancing or relax on the lawn. A fantastic atmosphere surrounds Belladrum, one of light, fun and merriment! Visit the website to find out more…
Mugstock is a new boutique festival set just North of Glasgow and is a non profit organisation run by an experienced team of skilled and passionate volunteers who love music and all things extraordinary.
Sourcing performers and musicians of the highest calibre, offering sustenance from the finest breweries and gastronomic maestros the UK has to offer, Mugstock Festivals pledge is to offer young and old revelers alike the opportunity to enjoy an interactive experience set amidst the stunning natural surroundings of Mugdock Country Park! The Festival runs from the 7th to 9th August and provides all the key ingredients required to make memories with family and friend’s old and new: everyone is invited! So if the Highlands is too far up for you, you can always try this one….Visit the website to find out more…
Joktoberfest, brought to us by the Black Isle Brewing company, brings people together to enjoy the fine things in life: Beer, bands and burgers!!
This is a small food and drink festival on The Black Isle, in the Highlands where you can sample amazing food whilst listening to great music. If you like getting together with friends and want to try something new this is the place to be! With over 30 live acts confirmed there will be plenty to do and with the great crowd that comes to this festival you will no doubt make lots of new friends! Visit the website to find out more…
N522 – 2 Letters, Ullapool, Highlands. Sleeps 6. From £530/week
N866 – Checkers Cottage, Beaufort Estate, Near Beauly. Sleeps 4. From £280/week
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A1010 – Wards Cottage, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. Sleeps 6. From £480/week
N553 – Otter Lodge, Easter Ross and The Black Isle. Sleeps 4. From £630/week
There are lots more music festivals of all sizes throughout Scotland, you just have to do some searching to find them. Remember if you are not a keen camper we are always here to help you find that self catering accommodation that does not come in the form of a tent! We have properties located near these festivals mentioned so if you need any help do not hesitate to give us a call on 01738 451610.