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Under Canvas returns to Inverness’s Eden Court for summer of music and more than 200 acts


By Philip Murray

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Chak Hin Leung and Morag Russell (Eden Court) during a previous Under Canvas festival. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Chak Hin Leung and Morag Russell (Eden Court) during a previous Under Canvas festival. Picture: Callum Mackay.

A popular outdoor music showcase returned to Inverness for another summer today (Wednesday).

Under Canvas, Eden Court’s annual summer music festival, got under way in its grounds today - and organisers are promising two months o flive music, DJ sets and special events.

Fans of the event are set to enjoy more variety than ever, with more than 200 artists being lined up for slots over the 2024 run,

These will include returning talent Anna Massie, Josie Duncan, Gnoss and Sian plus new acts such as Juliette Lemoine, Chris Amer, Dàimh and Django with The Already in Berlin Band.

Under Canvas runs throughout July and August.
Under Canvas runs throughout July and August.

Saturday Spotlight sessions will also shine a light on Highland-based musicians including MACGILLI, Myfanwy Morgan and Teya-Jean Bawden. On selected Saturday sessions.

Resident DJs Karawane will transform Eden Court’s lawn into a world music dancefloor, plus each week closes with Sunday Sessions from an eclectic mix of artists, including Evie Waddell, Scott C. Park, Liam Ross and Michael McGovern. Audiences can also enjoy street food and local beer, gin and whisky from the food and bar shacks.

Susannah Armitage, Eden Court’s senior producer, said: “We are embracing an even wider range of genres than ever before and have new special events, incorporating poetry and spoken word, Saturday Spotlights, as well as the return of our popular silent disco and family events.

“All accompanied by local food and drink and a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. We are so excited it’s finally launch day and we can start welcoming audiences.”


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