May 29, 2024 admin



 Nathan Carter joins Tide Lines and Skerryvore at top of 2024 bill

The countdown is officially on to the return of iconic Scottish beachfront festival Tiree Music Festival, known fondly as TMF, as it gets set to make a determined return this year.

Taking place from 12th – 14th July, the 2024 edition of the festival is set to be an unmissable weekend, after last year’s event had to be cancelled due to extreme weather. 

Organisers have now confirmed that 93 percent of the artists who were due to play last year are set to return alongside a few new exciting additions.

The multi-award-winning festival welcomes a new headliner to the bill in the form of Ireland’s leading country singer Nathan Carter. A welcome addition to the Irish music scene, Nathan Carter has brought a whole new generation of fans to country music, releasing 14 studio albums and six live albums across 17 years – five of which peaked at number one in the charts. His trip to Tiree this summer will be a first and is set to delight locals and visitors alike.

An impressive 25 acts confirmed for the 2023 edition of the festival will return this year, including indie-folk sensations Tide Lines, who played their first ever gig at TMF, homegrown chart-topping talent Skerryvore, and popular party-starting six-piece Trail West.

The festival’s Elevate Stage will once again showcase the very best emerging talent in Scotland with sets from Scottish-electronic duo Valtos, all-female power house The Laurettes, TikTok singing star NATI and singer-songwriter and TMF enthusiast Cammy Barnes.

Also playing for the first time this year are local band Trávee, one of the newest additions to Tiree’s vast music scene.

As always, TMF 2024 will also include a vast array of activities and workshops to allow festival-goers to get the most of their time on Tiree and fully appreciate their beautiful surroundings.

The TMF Fringe programme includes tours and tastings at Tyree Gin’s open day and beach yoga, while Fergie’s Fun Club will return to the festival with a host of activities for youngsters with a special carnival theme.

The festival is capped at an exclusive audience number of just 2,100, and with a very limited number of tickets remaining, organisers expect an imminent sell out.

Daniel Gillespie, Artistic Director for Tiree Music Festival, said: “It gives us a real sense of pride that we have been able to confirm so many artists due to play at last year’s festival for our 2024 edition. It’s great that we’ve been able to make the logistics work, honour these agreements and can show them, and our incredibly loyal audiences, what TMF is all about. We’re especially excited to welcome Nathan Carter as one of our headliners and just know he will get the Tiree crowds going!

“We’re determined that this year’s TMF will be an outstanding weekend and we are so grateful to everyone who has chosen to support the festival and join us back on Tiree this summer.”

Nathan Carter said: “I’m absolutely buzzing about coming to Tiree for the first time this summer! I’ve heard great things about the festival and I look forward to putting on a top class show for everyone on the island.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events, said: “EventScotland is proud to be supporting Tiree Music Festival through our National Events Programme.

“Set against the backdrop of the island’s beautiful white sandy beaches, the award-winning festival has music, community and sustainability at its heart.  This year’s stellar line-up of both new and returning artists will offer audiences an exciting and diverse line-up, ensuring a memorable experience for all who attend.”

Set in what is often dubbed “the Hawaii of the North”, TMF has become known for its world-class line ups, friendly atmosphere, intimate feel and beautiful setting in one of the world’s most remote festival locations. The event attracts visitors from across Scotland, the UK, Europe and the world and has contributed £8 million to Tiree’s island economy since its inception in 2010.

TMF is part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Arts Initiative and was shortlisted for Outstanding Cultural Event or Festival of the Year at the Highlands and Islands Thistle Awards 2023.

TMF 2024 takes place on the Isle of Tiree between Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July.