The third annual Independent Record Label Market: Aberdeen will take place at The Lemon Tree on Saturday 19 November 2016.
The event, which is organised by 57 Degrees North, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), All In Ideas and Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), will once again see an eclectic selection of Scotland’s independent labels selling their wares direct to the public.
The market runs from 11:30am-4:30pm, and entry is free. The event will also feature DJ sets and a bar for refreshments.
A special evening gig, featuring Kwaing Creasite (aka King Creosote), RM Hubbert, Lomond Campbell, Yip Man and DJs takes place from 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale through Aberdeen Performing Arts.
57 Degrees North co-ordinator John Anderson said: “This year’s market is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. We've got a great selection of labels signed up, with everything from regular visitors Chemikal Underground and local labels such as FitLike Records, through to first-time attendees like Fuzzkill Records. We’ve still got lots more to announce over the coming weeks as well.
“Previous markets have shown that people really appreciate the opportunity to chat to the label-owners during the day; they’re very social events. Having such a strong line-up for the evening gig this year is the icing on the cake.”
Robert Kilpatrick, Projects and Operations Manager, The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) said: "We’re delighted to be working on this event again. With our ever-growing membership of music industry professionals and organisations working across Scotland, we look forward to celebrating and championing Scotland's recorded music industry and its artists at this fantastic event.
“The market will see some of our country's best independent labels coming together, showcasing the wealth of musical talent Scotland produces year after year. We look forward to seeing you there!”