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    Robert Smail's print Workshop in Innerleithen

2018 Festival – 17-19 August

The 16th annual music festival will take place on the weekend of 17th – 19th August.

Live & Local will be going ahead at the Vale Club, and the St Ronans Hotel will be building on the great programme they put together in 2017.   The Parish Church is also keen to offer itself again as a venue for shows.

However, for the first time, the core team will not themselves be staging events in the name of the festival – they will be working purely to coordinate and help publicise events put on by other people .   So, other people are needed to come forward with events to build into the programme.   Not just music, but other arts events – perhaps an exhibition, dance show, something craft related, a workshop, an open garden, a themed walk….

If you are interested in staging an event, please come along to a meeting on Tuesday 16th January at 7:30pm in the St Ronans Hotel dining room.    

Can you help with organising and publicising the festival?

There is an embyronic committee coming together, and staging an event or coming to the meeting does not mean you have to join it !   But it would really help if more people came forward to help with the coordination and publicity tasks – please think about whether you’d be up for getting more involved with helping set up what should be both a fun weekend and a great boost for the town, as well as being personally rewarding (though not in the financial sense!).

Please call Robin Dempsey on 0774 068 1879 if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the festival.

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 2017 we had 34 acts with over 100 musicians appearing over the weekend.

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

Please note – apart from Live & Local, the festival is not booking artists in 2018. You can of course consider putting on your own shows as part of the festival, and we’re very happy to speak to you about what that involves.

Innerleithen Music Festival in the Scottish Borders

Lots more to do!

It’s early days, but already a number of events are being talked about and we should have more information about the programme by April.

IMF YouTube Channel

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