TMF 2016 is now confirmed for 15TH – 17TH JULY!!!
Watch this space for ticket and artist information…..
TMF 2016 is now confirmed for 15TH – 17TH JULY!!!
Watch this space for ticket and artist information…..
TMF2015 THANKS & VISITOR SURVEY – Win tickets to TMF2016!
TMF2015 will be a festival that stays in our memories forever. Where immediate thoughts turn to the extreme ‘summer’ weather conditions, the memories that we shall treasure are the moments when our island showed a community spirit and hospitality that literally touched the hearts of people around the world. For us, it was both the most challenging and proudest moment since forming the festival back in 2010.
The ‘story’ of TMF2015 has literally made news around the world with one report going out in Florida, USA. We have received countless messages of thanks that we wish to share with everyone involved with TMF2015, as without that support the safe and speedy evacuation of the festival site would not have been possible. The generous gift of tents from Tesco & Argos also ensured that people could remain on Tiree for the rest of the weekend. We need to thank Iain MacKinnon and the members of the LEST (Lorne Event Safety Team) for their guidance throughout the weekend. To our TMF Team and volunteers – to get the festival site operational again on the Saturday was a superhuman effort and incredible display of commitment to TMF. Thank you all for your inspirational support.
As the dust settles on TMF2015 and we review the festival as a whole, we are keen as ever to hear feedback from all the attendees – as this is what shapes our plans and ideas for 2016 and beyond! Where focus will naturally pull thoughts towards the evacuation on the Friday, we would ask that feedback is about the event overall as this will give better reference to the operation and ideas that were put in place for 2015, while also allowing more accurate assessments to be made against previous festivals.
Please click on the link below to complete the TMF2015 Visitor Survey:
All those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw for 2 weekend tickets for TMF2016
Thank you again to everyone who made TMF2015 a year we will never forget. Here’s to TMF2016…..
ANNOUNCES BROADCAST DEAL WITH BBC ALBA
Tickets for this year’s Tiree Music Festival (17-19 July) have now SOLD OUT in under five hours following festival organisers unveiling the most diverse event line up yet.
Those who weren’t lucky enough to snap up tickets to the 1700 capacity festival can soak in the sights and sounds as it is announced that BBC ALBA will record highlights from the island festival for the first time.
BBC ALBA will record some of the finest performances from the multi-award winning festival whilst also providing an insight into the charm and colour that makes the festival and the island so appealing. Transmission dates will be confirmed in due course but it is expected that highlights will air over the course of several weekends in late-July to early-August.
The broadcast deal is the latest coup for the festival which has won multiple awards including ‘Best Small Event’ at the UK Event Awards and ‘Best Small Festival in Scotland’ at the Scottish Event Awards.
Festival organiser, Daniel Gillespie, said: “As each year goes by we are overwhelmed by the response to tickets, the festival is consecutively selling out faster than the previous year and often before we have even announced the full line up.
“We are absolutely delighted BBC ALBA will be broadcasting the festival. It will be the first time that TMF has been aired on live television so will be a great opportunity for those who missed out on tickets, or who are considering attending next year, to get a feel for the festival and the island.”
Margaret Cameron, Channel Editor at BBC ALBA, said: “BBC ALBA has become renowned for showcasing some of the finest music on offer in Scotland and the Tiree Music Festival fits that bill, quickly establishing itself as a highlight in the nation’s musical calendar. The festival has a real family feel and we are certain that its charm and warmth will appeal to viewers as they get to witness some of the finest performances from the event.”
The 2015 line-up includes The Fratellis, Funbox, We Banjo 3, Skerryvore, Manran, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Gentlemen of Few, Skipinnish, The Chaplins, Cherry Grove, Trail West, Gunna Sound, Dun Mor, The Lowground and Chunks.
Famed for its breezy laid-back atmosphere and idyllic setting, the multi-award winning event has sold out every year since its inception in 2010, with early bird tickets for the 2015 being snapped up in a record breaking 6 hours last December.
Tiree Music Festival has announced iconic Scottish band The Fratellis as the headline act for this year’s festival taking place 17-19th of July. Tickets will go on sale at 5pm on Monday 23rd March and will be available from www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk.
It will be The Fratellis only Scottish festival this summer when they close the festival on the main stage on the Sunday 19th. Other acts confirmed to play the multi-award-winning festival are We Banjo 3, Skerryvore, Manran. Gentlemen of Few, Skipinnish, The Chaplins, Cherry Grove, Trail West, Gunna Sound, Dun Mor, The Lowground and Chunks with many more still to be announced.
Jon Fratelli says “We are really looking forward to playing TMF. We have heard the crowds are brilliant and it looks like a stunning setting. It will be our only festival performance in Scotland this summer as we are in the studio at the moment so TMF punters will have the chance to hear some of our new tracks”.
Adds Festival Director Daniel Gillespie “Since the creation of TMF in 2010 we have been annually striving to attract an iconic Scottish band to Tiree so we are just ecstatic to have The Fratellis headlining TMF2015”.
Famed for its laid back atmosphere, TMF attracts a diverse audience and is well-known as being one of the most family-friendly in the UK. The multi-award winning event has sold out every year since its inception in 2010, with early bird tickets for the 2015 being snapped up in a record breaking 6 hours last December. Due to demand, the festival took place over three days for the first time and expanded its capacity in 2014 to 1600 – over three times the population of Tiree!
Adding to the family fun, Funbox, the Singing Kettle’s new guise, will be hosting a ‘Pirates and Princess’ beach party on the Friday afternoon and shows throughout the weekend while top chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be cooking up a storm using local produce with the star from his River Cottage apprentice scheme, Sam Lomas.
From Community Director Stewart MacLennan: “Our annual visitor survey is crucial to our planning for each festival and some of the key feedback from last year was to have more activities for children and families. The Singing Kettle has been the premier family show in Scotland for decades so to have the exciting new show Funbox at TMF2015 is a fantastic addition to our family activities and shows throughout the weekend.”
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall adds “As a regular visitor to Tiree I am looking forward to collaborating with one of Tiree’s best known caterers, Sian Milne of Beachcomber Cafe, to create a “pop-up” cafe and take away at the Festival. With chef Sam Lomas (our first Rising Star graduate of the River Cottage apprenticeship scheme) at the helm, we plan to offer a simple but delicious menu based around the finest Tiree and Argyll produce.”
The Island is as appealing as the music – nicknamed ‘The Hawaii of the North’ due to its beautiful beaches and picturesque surroundings, the festival takes place next to the white sands of Crossapol Bay. Getting to the gorgeous island is easy with Flybe flying directly from Glasgow, or you can enjoy the train to Oban and then catch one of the regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferries.
A record number of early bird tickets sold out in a record time of 6hrs on Friday 5th December just days following the festival being hailed the ‘Best Small Event’ at the prestigious UK Event Awards in London.
TMF is proving to be one of Scotland’s most successful annual events having been awarded a commendation for ‘Best Small Festival’ at the Scottish event awards (having held the title in both 2013 and 2012) and been shortlisted at the Scots Trad Music Awards (ceremony 13th December). In 2013 organisers walked away with ‘Best Cultural Event’ at the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards and ‘Best Cultural Event in Scotland’ at the Thistle Awards.
The festival has sold out each year since its inception in 2010 and the early bird release for 2015 proved a greater demand than ever before.
TMF has been praised for its positive impact upon the local Tiree community with the 2014 economic impact report showing that 94.2% of the attendees were visitors to Tiree and on the island as a direct result of the music festival. The report also showed that three in ten respondents were newcomers to the island, which confirms that the Tiree Music Festival continues to play an important role in attracting new visitors to Tiree.
The total economic impact of the Tiree Music Festival was £634,971 – an overall increase of 29% on the 2013 figure.
Festival Director Stewart MacLennan, who travelled to London for the final of the UK Event Awards said: “We are overwhelmed to have won this award. The judge’s feedback on our application was that the overwhelming positive impact the festival has on Tiree was commendable which makes it mean even more .When we started TMF six years ago it was with the intention to attract people to Tiree and give Islanders a great festival experience.
“We knew demand would be high for early bird tickets due to the number or emails and requests, however to sell out 750 tickets in 6 hours was much quicker than we imagined!”
“It was also great that we made these tickets available to the local community first at our annual Community AGM and we’d like to thank all those who braved the horrible weather to attend last Thursday.”
More tickets for TMF2015 will be released in the New Year, to make sure you stay up to date with the latest news on TMF2015 sign up to the mailing list at tireemusicfestival.co.uk .
All at TMF are honoured to have been awarded the ‘Best Small Event’ at the UK Event Awards on Friday night. At the prestigious awards event in London, judges commented that they were “blown away by the application and impact that the event has had on such a remote area”.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported TMF over the past 5 years with special praise to our sponsors, volunteers and the dedicated Team TMF who give so much of their time and energy to the event.
We look forward to bringing the award home to Tiree for the Community AGM on Thursday 4th December.
Tiree Music Festival (18-20 July) is releasing 100 last chance tickets to celebrate the announcement of Calmac Live Lounge, a new acoustic stage for the 2014 festival. Sponsored by award-winning ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), the stage will host acoustic performances from Scotland’s most established songwriters including Dougie McLean and Roddy Woomble. Tickets will be available from Friday 30th May at 9am at www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk.
Tickets for Scotland’s Best Small Festival sold out long before the stellar line-up, which includes Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Peatbog Faeries and Roddy Woomble & Band, was even announced. This is the last opportunity for fans to secure their place at the festival which keeps going from strength to strength. Having won four major event awards in 2013 and added an extra day for 2014, the new stage is the latest development for TMF.
As well as performances from established acts, Calmac Live Lounge will host acoustic sets from up and coming singer- songwriters such Alec Dalglish and Sorren MacLean. The stage will also put on interactive music workshops and ‘Ulpan’ Gaelic lessons for the whole family to get involved in.
This year’s festival will feature three stages: Cairn Capital Main Stage, Tiree Trust Tent and the new Calmac Live Lounge.
Says festival Director Daniel Gillespie “Festival goers are in for a real treat with the Calmac Live Lounge, as the stripped down performances set against the beautiful backdrop of Tiree is guaranteed to offer an unrivalled atmosphere and expect some impromptu collaborations between acts as well.
“We would like to thank CalMac, Cairn Capital and Tiree Trust for their support and are delighted to offer another 100 fans the chance to be at TMF. 2014 really is shaping up to be our biggest and best festival ever and we still have more to announce including our TMF Unsigned shortlist and then winner.”
Cairn Capital Director David Henriques states: “Given Tiree’s incredibly rich music heritage, it is absolutely right that this festival continues to develop and build on that tradition. Our first year of sponsorship in 2013 helped the festival achieve multiple national awards and we are delighted to continue our support of Scotland’s Best Small Festival in 2014.”
Cathy Craig, Commercial Director at CalMac, said: “The Tiree Music Festival is one of the biggest events in our area. CalMac plays a huge part in getting both festival goers and the musicians themselves to this highly popular event and this year we decided to go one step further and raise our profile at the festival by sponsoring this stage at which the winner of our CalMac Culture singer/songwriter competition will perform.”
Tickets on sale 30th May at 9am available from www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk
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EDDI READER | JULIE FOWLIS
SHARON SHANNON BIG BAND | DOUGIE MACLEAN
PEATBOG FAERIES | SKERRYVORE
RODDY WOOMBLE & BAND
FACE THE WEST | MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SKIPINNISH | GUNNA SOUND | TRAIL WEST | DUN MOR
BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS | GENTLEMEN OF FEW | CRAZEEHEART
DEOCH N DORUS | CEOL AN AIRE | THE DEFENDERS | TMF UNSIGNED
PLUS… SPECIAL SESSIONS INCLUDING TIREE OUTSIDE THE BOX
Following a tremendous 2013, Tiree Music Festival (TMF) has announced internationally acclaimed ‘Brave’ singer, Julie Fowlis, as the first act for this year’s festival taking place on 18 – 20 July. Limited early bird tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 24thJanuary and will be available from www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk .
Fresh from a 4th successive sell-out event, the Tiree Music Festival (TMF) has once again been crowned the Best Small Festival in Scotland at the prestigious Scottish Event Awards. It is the second consecutive year that the festival has been awarded the accolade, highlighting an incredible achievement for a festival that was only formed four years ago. Since that first festival back in July 2010, TMF has continued to develop both in size and success to become a landmark event of the Scottish festival scene. This year saw 1500 festival-goers make the journey west to the island dubbed “the Hawaii of the North” with 76% of them travelling from out with the event region. It was this growth and tourism boost to the local region that was highlighted by the judges on announcement of the award.