Aberdeen Performing Arts are pleased to announce the award-winning True North Music Festival will return in 2020 as a virtual event! The digital festival will run between Friday 25-27 September with five exclusive performances from fabulous musicians who learned their craft in the North-east.
Headlining the online bill will be Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph performing an exclusive solo set filmed in the historic, and empty, auditorium of the city's Music Hall. The acclaimed singer-songwriter, who grew up in Aberdeenshire, brings her ethereal, compelling sound-world to this beautiful setting for a genuinely one-off experience.
Adam Ross, frontman of indie-pop outfit Randolph's Leap, gives us a performance specially created for younger audiences recorded from his home in Laurencekirk and following in the footsteps of "My First Gig", a hugely popular fixture of past True North weekends.
"True North Introduces..." showcases three of the most exciting new artists emerging from the Granite City - 15-year old Aiysha Russell from Drumoak reached the final stages of The Voice Kids in 2019, Aberdonian singer Rachael Bisset opened the city's Hogmanay stage last year, and Scott Wallace was a finalist in the inaugural BBC Scotland Singer-Songwriter of the Year Award - who will each perform a live streamed set during the weekend.
A True North photography exhibition, Live Music: Long May You Run, will run from the 25th September for a month to remind us of how live music unites people and to look forward to the moment we can do it all over again.
True North Photography Exhibition - Live Music: Long May You Run
Music brings people together. It connects us to others and creates memories that will last a lifetime. It drives our actions and emotions and influences a sense of unity in a way that very little else can.
Through Live Music: Long May You Run, we look back to happier times when True North connected us all and offers a reminder to the moment we can do it all over again. View the exhibition from the 25th September through https://steppingin.space/
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About True North
True North is a music festival presented by Aberdeen Performing Arts. Using iconic city centre venues, True North is a fantastic opportunity to see the best bands and experience all that the North-east of Scotland has to offer. Previous acts to have played include Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, Richard Hawley, Laura Mvula, Tom Odell, Public Service Broadcasting, Glasvegas, The Magic Numbers, Fatherson, Self Esteem and many more.
True North also offers a platform to emerging talent through support slots and the Fringe events featuring free gigs over the weekend. There's also fun for the family with the popular My First Gig and workshops for budding musicians.