Absolutely smashed it when headlining in 2017 with their catchy heartfelt indie pop. Expect great vocals, catchy tunes and great lyrics from these Yorkshire lads who have appeared on shows such as Andrew Marr in the UK and Jay Leno in the US on route to a US top 30 hit with their single “I Could be a King”. Regulars on the festival scene both in the UK and US The Dunwells come as a 2 piece but are nonetheless for it.
Aka Edinburgh’s Ross Wilson plus talented others are at the edge of contemporary alt-folk tinged with a touch of Americana, soul and pop. It has been said that Wilson's music evokes a meeting of Van Morrison and a young John Martyn, both shipwrecked with a bunch of Motown records. He will be joining us in the middle of a sell-out UK tour and we are delighted to have an artist of his stature headlining at March into Pitlochry.
Glasgow based group who have supported acts as diverse as Frightened Rabbit, Paolo Nutini, Belle and Sebastian, and Paul Heaton winning rave reviews with their orchestral indie pop. Festival favourites at South by South West, Glastonbury, Belladrum and Latitude and soon to be at March into Pitlochry 2019.
Back after opening March into Pitlochry 2018 expect thoughtful lyrics, high octane guitars and catchy hooks from this Glasgow based Northern Irish indie rock 5 piece. Have previously headlined King Tuts Summer Nights Festival and are regulars on the Glasgow live music scene.
Hailing from Inverness these guys have supported Status Quo, Turin Breaks and Glasvegas as well as lifting the roof off Liverpool’s Cavern Club and Glasgow’s King Tuts. They deliver layer upon layer of sound that reflects the big skies and wide horizons of the North of Scotland. Or put more simply great rock music!
A blend of sixties song writing, psychedelia and early power-pop from this Glasgow 4 piece who despite flying under the radar have a loyal following and 2 critically acclaimed albums. Describing themselves as “harmonies, melodies, hair all brought together with some red wine and a band who have no idea what they are going to play next!” Sounds FUN!!
Young funk and soul band hailing from Perth and Fife emit all the energy and swagger of James Brown backed up with some amazing musicianship. Great live band who took the outdoor stage at Perth’s Southern Fried by storm earlier this year and bring something a little bit different to March into Pitlochry 2019.
Be Like Pablo are the North East of Scotland's number one power pop, indie alternative, garage rock band. Few Scottish acts have mastered the art of creating a catchy tune like Forres’ finest with their inexhaustible stream of pop harmonies, new wave guitars and a melodious keyboard sound which provides the icing on the cake.
Quite simply this Stornoway Supergroup blew us away last year with their brand new music that sounds old! Upbeat original tunes influenced by cajun, classic country and bluegrass intermingled with sounds of the band’s background in Scottish traditional music.
A prodigious talent with an unbelievable voice that is reminiscent of a gravely Joe Cocker with a wee bit of Paolo Nutini thrown in. This young Glasgow based singer songwriter has chalked up over 300 gigs in the last 2 years including appearances on Janice Forsyth’s Radio Scotland show where he recently was chosen as her artist of the week. Hugh is a star in the making!
The inimitable Roberto returns with his double bass to host our Saturday Acoustic Sessions and introduce us to his new body of songs. Songs that come from the heart, tug at emotions and of course tickle the ribs telling the true story of Roberto’s immigration an integration into Scotland. Described by Martin Stephenson of Daintees fame as “a charming genius” - Roberto never disappoints!
The Stangs are a beat group from the Netherlands bring an international flavour to MiP 2019. By combining influences from the sixties with sounds inspired by the Dutch west coast, they create their own genre called Dune Beat. Expect jangly guitar and organ riffs backed by a melodic bass and swinging drums, yet still leaving room for harmonies with the occasional shout.
Astrid were described in Melody Maker as writing songs so great, they sound instantly familiar the first time you hear them. Now reformed, despite being spread between Los Angeles and the Isle of Lewis, Astrid have a new album produced by the legendary Edwyn Collins out in the new year where we can expect more great pop tunes of the type that made them favourites of John Peel and Steve Lamaq in the early years of this century.
Scottish Indie Rock band whose music comes with driving guitar riffs and strong gravely vocals. Original but classic rock reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, Guns and Roses and Alice Cooper.
Perth masters of Americana and MiP regulars this year appearing on the on the BIG Stage. Described by one critic as delivering “harmony driven sexy country rock” the lads recently toured with none other than Alex Salmond as his house band, have had their single 'Crawlin Back' used as Belladrum’s promotional backing track and released their outstanding self-titled album. You just can’t get enough of these guys!!
Our weekend of great original live music will be signed off with our very special Silent Disco to be held here in McKays. Even as Silent Discos go this is very special as Grant Hutchison and Billy Kennedy of Frightened Rabbit battle it out to be the DJ king of Highland Perthshire. So come along, leave your inhibitions at the bar and do your thang into the small hours. NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUUUUUUN!!!!
I loved the variety of music being played and the relaxed atmosphere. A really great day, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
I really enjoyed the festival this year. I particularly liked all of the acoustic sets on the Saturday afternoon. I could have stayed there longer to be honest... That would be my only suggestion...more acoustic bands with a slight crossover with the 'noisier' bands in the town hall. If I'd had a choice, I would definitely have preferred to stay and listen to a couple more acoustic sets xx
Fantastic festival, massive well done to Marion and the rest of the team for organising. A fab weekend with great bands and great atmosphere. Looking forward to 2018 already ! X