Scots stars Runrig have today (Wednesday 29th May) announced that two local bands will open their 40th Anniversary show.
The six-piece band, who chose to celebrate their significant milestone ‘at home’ in the Highlands, will be joined by Scooty and the Skyhooks and traditional music group Gizzen Briggs for the concert which forms part of ‘Party on the Moor’ - a two-day event at the Black Isle Showground, Muir of Ord in August.
Runrig have also chosen Irish artist Sharon Corr; Mànran and Washington Irving to join the Celtic showcase on Saturday 10th August.
Scooty and the Skyhooks vocalist, Davie Ross commented on the support slot: “As a local band we are thrilled to be asked to perform and bring our brand of music to what’s going to be a huge party to celebrate 40 fantastic years of Runrig.”
And Rory MacDonald, one of Runrig’s founding members, added: “As a Highland band, we are incredibly proud of our roots and wanted to give local bands and those of a similar genre the opportunity to perform at what will be a very special celebration for us.”
The festivities also include a massive ceilidh on Friday 9th August with camping in the Showground ahead of the concert on the Saturday night.
Tickets for the Runrig Anniversary concert start at £45. There are also travel options for fans travelling from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Perth.
Ticket and travel packages are available at www.ticketline.co.uk or on 0844 888 9991 or in person at a number of outlets across Scotland.
For more information, please visit www.runrig.co.uk
Hotel accommodation and ticket packages are also available from www.superbreak.com or by calling 0871 221 3344.