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 .
Known as the “Hawaii of the North” for its picturesque white sandy beaches, Tiree gives the festival the most breath-taking of backdrops. It was a memorable fourth year for the event in 2013 which saw tickets snapped up in record time and organisers walk away with four prestigious awards (‘Best Small Festival’ – Scottish Event Awards, ‘Best Cultural Event’ – Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, ‘Best Cultural Event in Scotland‘ – Thistle Awards, ‘Event of the Year’ – Scots Trad Music Awards).
Says Festival Director Daniel Gillespie “I am delighted to announce Julie as our first act of TMF2014 – to bring a world-class international performer to Tiree is a real honour for the festival and island. Julie’s mesmerising voice against the stunning backdrop of the festival is a very exciting prospect to look forward to in July.”
“2013 was just an incredible year for TMF – we had Mediterranean weather, a sold out crowd and some of the best acts from the traditional and folk scene performing. To then collect four major awards made it a year we will never forget – however we now have to try and make 2014 even better!
“We’ve added a third day due to demand – more and more people are making a holiday out of it and enjoying Tiree’s outdoor activities and beaches as well as the festival. We also have some exciting changes to the festival site so we can’t wait to welcome music fans to Tiree in July for the 5th Tiree Music Festival”.
Julie Fowlis adds “I am very excited to have been invited to the Tiree festival, it’s one if my favourite places in the world and it’s a real honour to be involved in the 2014 festival.”
Tiree Music festival has taken place since 2010 and welcomes 1500 music fans from all over the world to the Island, trebling its population over the weekend.
Early Bird Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday from the online ticket shop