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True North Music Festival

True North is a music festival presented by Aberdeen Performing Arts.

True North 2021. Saturday. Pictured is John Grant headlining at the Music Hall.


True North Music Festival

Every September, thousands of people joined us to celebrate great music in all its forms.  

From soulful grassroots artists to internationally renowned musicians at the top of their game, True North brought together everything that makes the North-east music scene diverse, fresh and exciting over one unforgettable weekend.  

Whether you are discovering new artists or celebrating the greats who inspired them, True North did it all. No genres, no barriers, no worries, just great times – let’s turn the music up! 




Artists to have performed at True North included Travis, John Grant, Django Django, Self Esteem, Tom Odell, Public Service Broadcasting, Mogwai, Richard Hawley, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Twilight Sad, Arab Strap, Bill Ryder-Jones and many more!

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2022 Evaluation Report