Scottish singer-songwriter Be Charlotte has been announced as a headline act for Tiree Music Festival 2018.
Pop, rock band The Hoosiers have also been announced as headliners for the Sunday night of the festival. The Paul McKenna Band have also been confirmed to play as well as Mary Ann Kennedy.
The festival has also today launched their brand new ‘Elements’ programme – a strand that offers something for the whole family to enjoy.
Earlier this year Be Charlotte signed a worldwide record deal with Columbia/Sony Music. With her inimitable vocals and her unique style – a blend of digital and analogue pop with some beat-boxing and rap thrown in - she is sure to be a huge hit with the TMF crowds.
While on Tiree to announce her headline slot, Be Charlotte, said: “I’ve been lucky enough to take my music to festivals throughout the UK, Europe and South East Asia but I really can’t wait to play Tiree Music Festival – before arriving today I had seen so many amazing pictures of the white sands and blue seas and I couldn’t wait to get here to experience them myself.
“It was great getting a taste of what to expect in July and now I really can’t wait to play to the TMF crowds in this amazing setting.”
Tiree Music Festival prides itself on being a family friendly festival and TMF 2018 will introduce a brand new creative programme entitled ‘Elements’ – this strand will explore the four core elements that are a key part of life on Tiree – Sun, Sand, Wind and Water.
Festival takes place on the island of Tiree between Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July 2018. Early bird tickets sold out in less than 48 hours in November for the multi award-winning event.
Brand-new to TMF 2018 will be the already announced ELEVATE STAGE. This new outdoor stage, that is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, will showcase the best talent on the Scottish music scene with its line-up focusing on up-and-coming Scottish artists. As well as opportunities for young musicians performing on the stage, the festival has also appointed a Youth Artistic Programmer Jamie MacDonald, who is from Tiree, has taken the lead on programming.
The Elements Programme and the ELEVATE Stage at Tiree Music Festival 2018 is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, managed by EventScotland and part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.
Tiree Music Festival is also delighted to announce that Innis & Gunn have been confirmed as their official beer sponsor for the weekend event.
Dougal Gunn Sharp, Innis & Gunn Founder and Master Brewer, said: “We can’t wait to be part of The Tiree Music Festival experience as official beer sponsor, and are busy brewing up a fantastic range of Innis & Gunn craft beers for people to enjoy over the weekend in Tiree’s stunning island setting. We’re really thrilled to be supporting one of Scotland’s best festivals and looking forward to an amazing weekend of music.”
Daniel Gillespie, Festival Director of Tiree Music Festival, said: “Be Charlotte is an amazing musician as well as a fantastic ambassador for music in Scotland and we are really looking forward to welcoming her to the Tiree Music Festival stage this summer.
“We’re also delighted to be announcing our Elements Programme which the whole family can enjoy. This strand further strengthens the family offering at the festival and we hope visitors to the island enjoy learning and experiencing the four key elements that are integral to daily life on Tiree. Tickets are in limited supply for this year so fire ”
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events said: “We are delighted to be supporting Tiree Music Festival as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People celebrations. The festival has given the next generation the chance to shine with young people at the heart of the planning and programming this year. It is no surprise that this year’s line-up showcases some of Scotland’s best young artists and musicians. With so much incredible young talent, Scotland really is the perfect stage for events and festivals.”