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SKYE LIVE GOES DIGITAL FOR 2021 WITH SPECTACULAR FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL

Skye Live Stream 2021

8th July 8pm on Facebook & YouTube

SKYE LIVE GOES DIGITAL FOR 2021 WITH SPECTACULAR FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL

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Skye Live is taking things online this year with four exclusive performance pieces filmed at some of the island’s most iconic locations. The annual festival, which usually takes place over two days on the Isle of Skye, will be hosting a free stream on Thursday 8th of July and features a handpicked line-up of the most breathtaking Scottish acts and artists around.The awe-inspiring harmonies of Gaelic trio SIAN will kick the festival off with a performance streamed from Coire Lagan, a small lochan on the south side of the Cuillin Ridge with spectacular views over the island of Barra. Next, fans will be transported across the Cuillin Ridge to Sligachan. There, award-winning smallpiper Brìghde Chaimbeul is teaming up with fiddler Aidan O’Rourke of Lau-fame for a mesmerising performance in front of the Black Cuillin mountains.
For the third act, Skye Live is going North for one of the most unique performances ever hosted by the festival. Electronic artist Lord Of The Isles has created a bespoke piece of music featuring poetry by fellow Edinburgh-based artist Ellen Renton. Inspired by, and set at, the Old Man of Storr, this audio-visual piece showcases one of Skye’s most photographed locations like it has never been seen before with a light show to transform the landscape into an ethereal dreamscape. Closing the festival is the Skye Live’s resident band and Gaelic electronica pioneers Niteworks, who will be performing at the Quiraing.

Michael Pellegrotti, Co-Director of Skye Live Festival, said: “With nearly two years since our last event we wanted to try and recreate the real Skye Live experience as much as possible – presenting our favourite artists in beautiful surroundings. Lucky for us we’re not short of mesmerising locations on Skye and the artists came through with the music to match. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it, and can’t wait to see you all in person in 2022. We’d also like to express our gratitude to EventScotland for their support in bringing it to reality, it’s been a dream of ours for some time and we couldn’t have done it without them.”

Established in 2015, Skye Live Festival has carved out a reputation as one of the most unique festival experiences Scotland has to offer. With its forward-thinking curation, featuring some of the finest contemporary folk and electronic music Scotland has to offer, and its beautiful setting in the heart of Portree bay with the world-famous Cuillin Ridge – it truly has to be seen to be believed. The festival will return in person, 13-14 May 2022.Sign up to Skye Lives mailing list here for all info on the live stream and future festival announcements.
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The event was made possible with support from Event Scotland, part of Visit Scotland’s event directorate, with additional support from Innis & Gunn and Rock Rose Gin. The whole event will be hosted from the Skye Live Festival site, Am Meall in Portree, and will be broadcast worldwide for free on Thursday 8th July at 8PM BST.
EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events by securing and supporting an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events. It provides funding opportunities and access to resources and information to develop the industry. They operate as a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation, alongside Business Events and Development teams. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.eventscotland.org or follow Twitter @EventScotNews and LinkedIn.

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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