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.