Dandelion Festival Inverness is finally here!
Get ready for another jam-packed weekend filled with music, talks, workshops, performances and so much more! This time at Inverness Northern Meeting Park!
The festival kicks off on Friday morning with a programme dedicated to schools and young people followed by a diverse music programme starting at 3pm. Take a chance to see Gaelic Youth Choir Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis choir, young ceilidh group Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail followed by traditional music from Hamish Napier Trio and Pàdruig Morrison Group. Scottish singer/songwriter King Creosote then takes the audience into the evening, followed by singer Nati Dreddd, before Scottish rock legends Del Amitri close the first night.
On Saturday, there are talks, performance and activity from 11am with live music starting at 1pm with Cala, followed by Acibreira, UK Indie singer Scott Matthews and Scandi Folk group Dreamers’ Circus. Audiences can then enjoy performances from singer/songwriter Siobhan Miller before the evening concludes with a performance from Grammy Award nominated Tank and the Bangas.
Sunday gives us another chance to see Acibreira plus performances by Irish quintet Goitse, Scottish singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity, and one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene: Dallahan. Sona Jobarteh will be closing out the festival with her unique sound that marries the centuries-old African griot tradition with contemporary grooves!
Alongside the music programme, the festival features talks by writers, artists, farmers, and activists, speaking on sustainability, land management and our changing relationship with nature. The talks will take place in The Hothouse tent, situated just outside the park in the grounds of Eden Court. Get inspired by celebrated writer Gavin Francis GP, former Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson and many more!
And don’t forget to visit the potting shed’s that are dotted around the park – hosting community groups, organisations, artists, and performers who are all ready to have a chat or help you gain new skills! There will also be roving Street Theatre to fascinate and excite kids and adults alike throughout the park at every turn - excpect to meet the giant chicken Plucky, our two feet tall flower singer, giant insects and much more!
There's no need to be hungry at this festival either! We have a delicious range of locally sourced street food from our festival traders on-site - all chosen for their commitment to sustainability.
Do you have a question about attending the Festival? View the Inverness Festival FAQs here!