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    Robert Smail's print Workshop in Innerleithen

2019 Festival – 16-18 August


We’ve delighted to announce the programme for our 17th festival – a great mixture of genres including dance classes, and something for everyone! Please check the programme page.


If you’re a musician who’d like to appear on our ‘Live & Local’ stage, please look at the details below, or if you are interested in staging your own event, please email us with your ideas.. Not just music, but other arts events – perhaps an exhibition, dance show, something craft related, a workshop, an open garden, a themed walk….

New Sponsor: Whiteburn Caerlee

We are delighted to announce a sponsorship deal with a family-owned private development group, Whiteburn. This supports our mission of encouraging local musicians and ensures that once more we have a wonderful weekend of live music to look forward to in August. Whiteburn are currently regenerating the former Caerlee mill site.

“Whiteburn Caerlee are delighted to be sponsoring Innerleithen Music Festival, and to help support this vibrant local community event. Caerlee Mill has played a prominent part in Innerleithen’s community for over 200 years and we are happy to continue this tradition as Caerlee Mill becomes a place for people to live in the heart of the town.”

For more information, click here.

“On Stage” – our 2019 project to support and develop local musical talent…

Innerleithen Music Festival is committed to supporting and developing local musicians, especially younger people, and the On Stage Project is aimed at providing musicians with opportunities to play in front of live audiences.

Over the last fifteen years the Festival has always sought to showcase local musicians, and to help develop young aspiring artists. We feel that it is vital that this work carries on, and now look to the local community, Festival friends and live music lovers in general to support us in ensuring that this continues to happen.

In order to maintain this commitment, we need to raise £5,000 to allow the Festival to plan ahead over the next two years to ensure that local musicians get these opportunities, as well as getting advice and support in developing their skills and stage craft.

If you feel you can support us in any financial way that’s brilliant, and would be very, very much appreciated. We’ve set up a ‘CrowdPatch’ page where you can contribute:

(if this is your first time using CrowdPatch, you’ll need to sign up first, it only takes a couple of minutes – CrowdPatch Sign Up)

If you’re already signed up, then go straight to the On Stage page using the link below:

CrowdPatch

Live and Local at the innerleithen Music Festival

Live & Local – all weekend.

An essential part of the IMF experience – “Live and Local” at the Vale Club.  In 2018, 29 acts were booked with around 100 musicians appearing over the weekend.

Click here for the 2018 programme which gives the flavour.

Attention Musicians – Interested in Performing at Live & Local?

For more information, please click here, and to download the Application Form, click here.  For any other enquiries, please email us at imfliveandlocal@gmail.com.

Innerleithen Music Festival in the Scottish Borders

Lots happening!

Full details are on the programme page here.

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IMF YouTube Channel

Check out the great videos of guests at earlier festivals on our Youtube Channel.