Thursday 7 September 2017

Public Service Broadcasting

Plus support from Bdy_Prts
His Majesty’s Theatre

Public Service Broadcasting‘s uniquely spell-binding live AV transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.


Wild Beasts

Plus C.Macleod and & Hot Sauce DJs late night DJ set
The Lemon Tree

The Mercury Prize nominated boys of Wild Beasts aren’t concerned with being of the modern, or being of the renaissance, being baggy pantsed or being tight pantsed, being in a scene or being in a place, their music just is.



Friday 8 September 2017

Arab Strap

Special guest Richard Dawson
Tivoli Theatre

Make yourself familiar with cult Scottish rock band Arab Strap’s brand of storytelling and the singular musical vision that backs it up. Arab Strap blazed a trail for the kind of honest, colloquial songwriting that has become so common nowadays.


Dutch Uncles

Plus support from Indigo Velvet & Vic Galloway late night DJ set
The Lemon Tree

Manchester’s idiosyncratic art-popologists, Dutch Uncles, take their musical inspiration from Kate Bush’s The Red Shoes, Low-era David Bowie, some slightly-less fashionable records belonging to their Dads, and East European techno.


Saturday 9 September 2017


Start to End: Fleetwood Mac
His Majesty’s Theatre

Start to End headlined Saturday with their live band’s interpretation of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album Rumours, the evening featured musicians from Pronto Mama, Fat-Suit, Admiral Fallow, plus special guests. With hits such as The Chain, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way and Dreams, Rumours was an unforgettable night, paying homage to one of the greatest ever rock bands.

The Rumours special guests were Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines), Emma Pollock (The Delgados), Be Charlotte, Louis Abbott, Martha Ffion, Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits), Alice Marra, Sinderins and Sam West.


True North After Party
with Pictish Trail & DJ Support

Plus support from Neon Waltz
The Lemon Tree

Pictish Trail brings his unique and hypnotic folk/electro act to The Lemon Tree for our True North After Party, following Rumours at HMT, with guest DJs on hand to keep the crowd going until the early hours.



Sunday 10 September 2017

My First Gig

The Lemon Tree | For ages 9-12

My First Gig is an opportunity for 9-12 year olds to experience their first ever live gig in a safe and supported, yet independent environment within The Lemon Tree. Our fully qualified Creative Learning team will be on hand to supervise whilst children enjoy the music from Be Charlotte and Findlay Napier, with face-painting, glitter tattoos, refreshments and much more also on offer.



Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit) & Kathryn Joseph

Tivoli Theatre

Frightened Rabbit front man Scott Hutchison and Scottish Album of Year winner Kathryn Joseph bring down the curtain on True North 2017 with a joint-headlined concert at The Tivoli.


True North Festival Fringe 2017

The True North festival Fringe was a series of gigs and events to support the main programme and kept the festival vibe running through the whole weekend.


Lunchtime sessions at The Lemon Tree | FREE TO ATTEND

Friday 8 Sep, 12.30pm: The 101 and Popping Candies
Saturday 9 Sep, 12.30pm: Harmonica Movement and Robyn Davidson
Sunday 10 Sep, 12.30pm: The Deportees and Craig John Davidson


Panel Discussion with Nicola Meighan and special guests | FREE To Attend

Saturday 9 Sep, 2pm | The Lemon Tree | Hosted alongside 57 Degrees North on how to break into the music industry.


Acoustic sessions at the Maritime Museum | FREE TO ATTEND

Saturday 9 Sep, 2pm: Pictish Trail and The Great Bear
Sunday 10 Sep, 1pm: Neon Waltz and Willson Gray


Brew North sessions at Spin | FREE TO ATTEND

Saturday 9 Sep, 5pm: Leanne Smith, Katie Mackie and The Sea Atlas
Sunday 10 Sep, 4pm: Willson Gray, The Great Bear and Findlay Napier


Fireside Chats with special guests | FREE TO ATTEND

Friday 8 Sep, 5pm | The Lemon Tree
Saturday 9 Sep, 6pm |  His Majesty’s Theatre
Sunday 10 Sep, 6.30pm | The Tivoli Theatre


True North Fringe Gig:

Friday 8 Sep, 7.30pm: Siobhan Wilson | The Blue Lamp


True North Masterclasses:

Sound Production Masterclass with Nick Turner (Watercolour Music) | Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sep | NESCOL | Ages 16-25,
Songwriting Masterclass with Findlay Napier | Saturday 9 Sep | NESCOL | Ages 14-18

Listen to our True North 2017 line up on SoundCloud


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