ButeFest organisers have teamed up with CalMac Culture to make this years? festival bigger and better.
ButeFest will be featuring four of the CalMac Culture finalists this year, who are chosen from across the UK in CalMac?s nationwide search for unsigned up-and-coming talent.
The four artists who will be playing at ButeFest later this month, were chosen out of ten finalists who competed at King Tuts earlier this year to be chosen by one of Scotland?s top music festivals, including ButeFest, for the opportunity to perform at their festival.
The four artists chosen by ButeFest ? The Begbies, Kat Healy, Bella Gaffney and Tom Vevers - will be taking to one of ButeFest?s three stages this year along with over fifty other acts performing across the three days, including Idlewild, The Magic Numbers, Skerryvore and The Rezillos.
ButeFest Chair Hazel Mulholland said ?CalMac?s sponsorship of the event has enabled us to bring festival-goers an even better line-up than we could have predicted. Bringing artists of such a high calibre to Bute is a real coup. The chance for festival-goers to discover some of the highest rated newer artists alongside those headlining acts is the icing on the cake.
?We?d also like to thank the CalMac staff on the ferry and at the piers for their hard work during the event. To this end, we have arranged a staff discount for tickets on the gate and donated a few free tickets for staff.?
?Following from the fantastic success of the inaugural Butefest last year we were delighted to be involved again with the 2016 event which, promises to be even bigger and better," said CalMac's head of commercial, Graeme MacFarlan. ?CalMac Culture is all about showcasing the very best young talent from across the country and I'm sure the audience won't be disappointed with this year's winners.?
The festival is also supported by EventScotland , Bute Family Charitable Trust, Argyll & Bute Council, NHS Scotland, Awards for All this year.
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