A MAJOR new festival of music and song is being launched in Aberdeen this autumn featuring a raft of big name acts and emerging talent.
True North aims to celebrate the North-east’s singer-songwriter tradition and will include a celebration of the music of Neil Young in his 70th year.
Some of the acts lined up for the festival include Fatherson, Eddi Reader, Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, Kathryn Joseph, The Unthanks and Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire.
They will perform at venues across the city, including the Music Hall and Lemon Tree, from Friday, September 25, to Sunday, September 27.
The True North festival has been launched by Aberdeen Performing Arts to provide a platform for the best in music and song, from ballads to contemporary classics.
Jane Spiers, chief executive of APA, said: “Aberdeen and the North-east has music in its heart and soul and this event will be an exciting celebration of contemporary songwriting and performance.
“We are thrilled that some of the country’s finest musical talent is already confirmed to play.”
True North’s opening concert will feature Fatherson, a Glasgow-based three-piece who have been making waves on the Scottish music scene.
The closing gig will feature Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, formerly of Arab Strap, who will be joined by Scottish Album of the Year finalist, Kathryn Joseph.
Guitarist and singer RM Hubbert will host two late-night sessions with special guests.
Meanwhile, The Unthanks and Rachel Sermanni, will perform at a stunning afternoon concert in Queen’s Cross Church
Tickets – including weekend packages – will go on sale on Friday.