Let’s be honest, our podcast this week sounds like it was recorded inside a cardboard box.
That’s what you call a quality control warning. However, let’s put that to one side because the music is bloody brilliant!
Featured on the podcast are some of the fine acts hand picked to appear at this year’s Jocktoberfest.
What is Jocktoberfest?
Jocktoberfest is actually a beer festival hosted by the Black Isle Brewery that will take place on Saturday 8th September just outside Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland! Now that’s got your attention hasn’t it!? It’s a day of live music, food and beer. What more do you need? Oh, there is also a ceilidh and you can camp.
The line up features some of the finest emerging acts ranging from the atmospheric multi instrumentalist and musical Jedi Esperi to the explosive hip-hop/rock pop bounce that is The La Fontaines. As well as the main stage performers there are a number of local acts that will be performing unplugged throughout the day including Megan Blyth, Ashley and Ben, James Mackenzie and Iain McLaughlin.
12.OO TODD COOK
13.4O THE GALIPAYGOS
14.3O EASY TIGERS
16.2O MINIATURE DINOSAURS
17.1O THE MYSTIC SHOES
18.OO WE SEE LIGHTS
18.5O TOBY MICHAELS ROLLING DAMNED
19.5O WASHINGTON IRVING
21.OO WHISKY RIVER BAND
22.OO THE LAFONTAINES
You can find out more about Jockoberfest at their official website www.jocktoberfest.com. Also worth checking out is the wonderfully deranged Houdi Don’t Blog who after taking some lovely snaps last year has become this year’s official Jocktoberfest photographer!
And there’s more creative juice flowing . . . New Soul City Design, who deisgned the artwork above have some more rather brilliant Jocktoberfest art over on their Facebook page and also back over at Houdi Don’t Blog where you can see the full New Soul City Design set.
Washington Irving – The Duel
The Merrylees – (Farewell) Dry Land
The LaFontaines – Light Up the Background
The Whisky River Band – Take You There
Esperi – Cats And Dogs
We See Lights – Hopeless At Maths
Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders – Don’t Speak
Megan Blyth – Broken Rules
Todd Cook – Reason
Toby Michaels Rolling Damned – Save Me
Please click on the links above and discover some more of the fine music these acts are producing. Or better still come and see them at Jocktoberfest!
Jocktoberfest tickets can be purchased online through the Black Isle Brewery website. Tickets are £20 on line and £25 on the gate. Gates open Saturday 8th September at 11am with the beer flowing and bands playing until 1am.
Camping, bar and music are available on the night of Friday 7th September with a £5 ticket which can be bought on the day at the gate.
Tickets ordered on line between the 3rd and 6th of September will be available for pick up on the gate.