2017 Dates: 18 – 20 August

We’re in the process of planning the 2017 programme, and will publish more information as it develops.   Because of funding applications, it may be April/May before this happens – sorry about the delay !

  • Innerleithen and the Border Hills

    View of Innerleithen
  • Busking in the High Street

    Children busking on Innerleithen High Street
  • Robert Smails Victorian Printing Works

    Robert Smail's print Workshop in Innerleithen

IMF Fundraiser Concert with John McCusker, Heidi Talbot & Special Guests

Tuesday May 16, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles 

John and Heidi are 2 of the most highly acclaimed musicians on the traditional scene today, and we’re thrilled to announce that they will be headlining a fundraising concert for us at the Eastgate in Peebles on May 16th.   Appearing alongside them will be special guests, some nationally known, others well known locally.


Tickets are £16 full price, with various discounts available for children, registered disabled, students and Friends of the Eastgate.  They’re available in person at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles, by phone on 01721 725777  or online.

Live and Local at the innerleithen Music Festival

Live & Local

An essential part of the IMF experience – “Live and Local” at the Vale Club.

The ethos behind Live and Local is to get as many acts as possible on the stage over the three days, to showcase what an outstanding range of musical talent is right here on our doorstep!

In 2016 we had 33 acts, with more than 100 individual musicians.

Innerleithen Music Festival in the Scottish Borders

Lots more to do!

Busking, festival club, singaround, historic walk, open stage, rock & roll session (TBC)…

And, away from the music, enjoy the attractions of our beautifully situated small town, including historic Traquair House and the unique Smail’s Printing Works.

IMF YouTube Channel

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