The top of the best music festivals in Scotland is certainly worth your time and attention, during the summer. That is when the music fans are willing to spend their weekends with some live alternative music while enjoying the sun. There is a healthy dose of small and unique Scottish festivals available with big-hitters, from folk to classic rock. Attendees will surely love the music played at the gatherings across the country, whether we are discussing about big events attracting thousands or more intimate ones.
The successor to T in the Park major event has got the Best New Festival award at the UK Festival Awards competition for its debut outing and it has returned to Glasgow Green for its second year. 2018 sees a line-up of huge hitters, such as Stereophonics, Arctic Monkeys, Queen + Adam Lambert and Liam Gallagher.
- Electric Fields Festival
Headlining Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and James, it has three editions under its belt. Electric Fields Festival takes place in beautiful Drumlanrig Castle and looks like becoming a fixture with its eclectic lineups. UK’s festival scene in Southwest Scotland brings along great music and a dedicated kids’ play area
- Tiree Music Festival
The folk festival in the Inner Hebrides is well worth the trip by plane or by boat since it’s situated on an island. The intimate atmosphere on the 30 square miles was entertained this year by Trail West and Elephant Session
- Groove Loch Ness
Located where once upon a time the once-glorious Rock Ness was rearing its head, Groove Loch Ness brings an electronic feel to the famous lake.
- Hebridean Celtic Festival
Held in Stornoway, its beginnings were humble, starting with a crowd of 1,000 locals. However, two decades later, it may be the largest annual event, increasing the town population by half over the weekend with its wild popularity. Nowadays, Isle of Lewis it attracts around 15,000 people, as Hebcelt continues to be the arguably biggest one. Having started in 1996, it won awards for the best event, despite its remote location, and has attracted plenty of big names.
- Rewind Festival
Annually held, it celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with one of the best line-ups with many classic tracks. Organized in Scone Palace, Perthshire, at Rewind Festival you may not stumble across new bands, but you’re sure to hear some great old ones over the weekend.
- Don’t Let Daddy Know Scotland
The world-wandering party takes place outside Edinburgh and is ensured to be great with its high-level of sound and really global names on the lineup. Therefore, make some time and attend this festival which it will surely offer you an amazing and unforgettable experience.
- Loopalu Festival
Located in Ross-shire, on Ullapool pier, it provides one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland, regularly pulling in crowds. On the waters of Loch Broom, this unique festival Began in 2005 and nowadays fans are used to book accommodation before Loopalu is even announced. Taking place a bit late, on the 28–29 September, it’s sure a good one to be pinned on your festival calendar.