Extra tickets released for Skye Live festival

A limited number of additional tickets are being made available for the Skye Live music festival, being held in Portree next month.

Demand for the new event — due be held on the historic Am Meall (The Lump), home of the Skye Highland Games in Portree — has been high, and the original ticket allocation of 1,000 sold out within two days of going on sale.

Organisers Niall Munro and Ali MacIsaac have also confirmed an additional performer in the festival line-up — the appropriately-named Lord Of The Isles will make an appearance on Skye for the very first time.

Niall said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the Lord Of The Isles for the festival line up, as he is an artist who is making a huge impact on the underground dance scene at the moment and has been building a growing fan base following a succession of great releases over recent years.”

Ali MacIsaac added that Skye Live had been receiving great support from the local community and local businesses and had generated a real buzz in the area and beyond.

Aside from the musical line-up on offer, festival-goers have been attracted by the prospect of hearing great music in such a stunning location.

The festival organisers have also secured the services of Double Take Projections — one of Scotland’s most creative visual projection companies, who have most recently worked on visuals for both T in the Park and the Commonwealth Games.

Ali said that the festival location would allow Double Take Projections to deliver a fantastic visual experience, using the landscape of the area in an exciting and imaginative way.

The main performance venue will be a classic circus big top — the first time one has been seen at the home of the Skye Games since a travelling circus in the late 1950s and early 60s.

The official festival sponsors are brewery Innis and Gunn of Edinburgh. Also on site will be Thistly Cross Cider.

Tickets are on sale via the festival website www.skyelive.scot with a limited number being sold at Skye Floors in Portree.

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