Tiree Music Festival is celebrating the fastest ever ticket sales for the annual festival, with 750 early bird tickets selling out in just 52 minutes and all Glamping and Campervan tickets selling out in just 10 minutes, an unprecedented record for the festival that will help mark its 10th edition.
2019 will see the 2000 capacity festival celebrate its 10th birthday and a special year of celebrations will mark the decade, beginning in January with TIREE: A Toast to 10 Years of Tiree Music Festival show at Celtic Connections. This one-off night will be hosted by Tiree natives Skerryvore and Trail West at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket where a number of very special guests alongside brand-new collaborations from musicians who have played the TMF stages over the last 10 years.
TMF10’s line-up will also be officially announced in spectacular fashion as part of this celebratory night and remaining tickets will also be released on general sale.
Daniel Gillespie, Skerryvore founding member and Artistic Director for Tiree Music Festival, said: “It’s an incredible feeling to be looking forward to celebrating our 10th Tiree Music Festival! What started as a bit of a dream for myself and co-founder Stewart MacLennan back in 2010 has become an annual celebration and calendar-favourite for so many people.
“We started the festival to share our island’s amazing natural beauty and showcase it’s vibrant musical offering with visitors from all over the world. Now 10 years on, with nine national event awards under our belts and a devoted army of visitors, volunteers and artists who come back year on year, we are so excited to unveil our 10th edition - a TMF we promise will be our biggest and most memorable yet!”
Stewart MacLennan, Community Director for Tiree Music Festival, said: “TMF10 is going to be incredible. To mark our 10th festival we will also be revealing a number of exciting new announcements in the lead up to the weekend festival too.
“We would like to say a huge thank you for the incredible support of so many people – visitors to the festival, volunteers who make it all possible and artists who continue to support our wee festival. We can’t wait to celebrate 10 years with you all next July and we’re so looking forward to sharing what amazing artists and projects we have for you for TMF10.”
The inaugural Tiree Music Festival took place in July 2010 and was attended by a capacity crowd of 600. The annual event has since flourished with an increased 2000-strong capacity – an attendance that is 3 times the population of the island. The festival offers a diverse programme with a mixture of genres including folk, pop and indie. Artists across the years have included The Fratellis, Dougie MacLean, Sharon Shannon, The Levellers, Capercaillie, Sandi Thom and Eddi Reader.
Since it’s humble beginnings, TMF has prided itself on being a family friendly festival with a creative programme for young people and their families, including workshops, sport, music and culture.
The Island of Tiree is often dubbed “The Hawaii of the North” and with picture-perfect white sands and world-famous surf, a trip to Tiree Music Festival is a real Island adventure. Tiree has been described as one of the most stunning festival locations in the world and so it is little wonder each year visitors from around the world flock to this tiny island for three days of outstanding music, culture and friendship.