13 May 2009

Inside Out- the Insider Festival

With the Outside Festival being cancelled due a lack of ticket sales, it looked as if the Scottish festival go-ers were going to be missing out on yet another weekend of excellent music. Fear not though as from the ashes of Outsider we have the Insider Festival (subject to licensing) which will take place on the same weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Inshriach House, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It is being run by the people who were due to run all the bars at Outsider, and as they had already built most of the stage and bar, struck deals with brewers and distilleries, made friends with lots of musicians and invited lots of friends they have decided to hold an alternative festival at Inshriach, catering for a maximum of 500 people.

The big catch at the moment is that they have only 6 weeks to get their application through, a process which normally takes 3 months, so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed for them.
If it does all work out, then the plan is to go with the line up they had planned for the Outsider which includes the following;

Sparrow and the workshop,
Washington Irving
Ross Clark and the Scarves go missing
Will Cookson
The John Langan Band
Banana Sessions
The Injuns,
Claes Cem
and a motley selection of musicians from Session A9 and Treacherous Orchestra.
Plus DJs and other entertainment

Hopefully if this all pans out, then the festival would start with a chilled instrumental day on the Friday night, with the main line up running through Saturday and Sunday.
Ticket prices have still to be confirmed, although the organiser is hoping to bring it in around the £30 mark, which is a bit of a bargain in my eyes.

If all of that hasn't turned your pretty little head, then perhaps this might, food, now I've got your attention you greedy little pigs you! The plan is for the organisers to provide all of the food from there's and other local estates. Serving things like spit roast lamb, venison, trout from Rothiemurchus, Glenfeshie smoked salmon, salads from our own gardens and so on.

This sounds like it could be one hell of a party, I will keep you posted with any updates on this one as soon as I hear anything further.

Where? Cairngorms National Park
When? 27th-28th June
How Much? TBC (but it should be roughly about £30)

1 comment:

  1. Yes! We are all a go-go www.insiderweekend.co.uk
    Tickets are selling fast so get in quick!