Brew at the Bog is the ideal weekend retreat for those with a penchant for quality booze and fledgling musical talent. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the festival at Bogbain Farm in Inverness and is many adored by Scotland's independent music scene. With bars dedicated to rum, whiskey, gin, beer and even prosecco there's as many different ways to get leathered as there are bands.
As you won't need much help finding a watering hole, we've picked out five must see acts you can enjoy in whatever state of inebriation.
Indie four piece The Little Kicks could be considered veterans given that their first album Boxing Clever dropped back in 2009 and they have released two more since. With a catalogue of catchy pop gems, the band are sure to provide many sing a long moments as they take to the stage on Saturday.
These Motherwell hip rock upstarts are certainly a band to keep your eye on. With socially aware lyrics spat over punishing backbeats, The Lafontaines come across as like a highland Beastie Boys. The band have already had airplay on Radio One as well as other commercial radio stations across the U.K, catch them on Friday to see what all the fuss is about.
Fat Cat signed, Mercury Music Prize nominated C Duncan is firmly placed as one of the UK's most exciting musical talents. His classically trained background brings a lush, dreamlike edge to his folk flavoured, choral indie, with unusual time signatures and meandering choruses that leave a lasting impression. Listen to 'For (Autumn Rebuild)' above.
The fast-rising singer-songwriter's debut EP Teenage Craze has been one of the year's under-the-radar highlights, taking in glistening dream pop with splashes of r&b, 80s synth pop and modern dance music, resulting in a fiercely fresh record with all the hallmarks of a future star. Check out the fantastic 'Touch' above.
17 year old indie pop artist Katie Buchan is another musician that is destined for great things. Americana indebted ethereal guitars, mournful strings and washed out, pop hooks show a maturity way beyond her years as she continues to produce records that are as elegant as they are emotionally charged. It's doubtful you'll hear a prettier set at Brew at the Bog this weekend - check 'The Hills' to hear why.