Submissions are now being accepted for goNorth, Scotland’s largest music industry event. The Inverness shindig takes place on June 9-10 and the biggest change this year is the introduction of the goNorth Festival Tour, replacing the goNorth stage at RockNess which has been on the go for the past five of its 10-year existence.
Instead, goNorth will now have its own stage at Wickerman in Dumfries & Galloway (July 22/23), Belladrum Tartan Heart in Inverness-shire (August 5-6) and Loopallu in Ullapool (September 16-17), and all the acts who are accepted for goNorth showcases will be invited to play at least one of these festivals.
In the best-case scenario, an artist could get to play three festivals and an industry showcase from one application. On top of that, they could also find themselves included on the goNorth 2011 compilation CD which will be sent out to industry movers and shakers by Music Week.
While goNorth will host 60 acts in total, 34 of them will be selected from online applications. The only downside is that they have to go through the dreadful Sonicbids website, which asks for a payment of $6 (yes, American dollars) to apply for a Scottish music event. Sigh. The deadline for submissions is April 27.
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