After an enforced year off due to the COVID pandemic, Monsterfest the Inverness indoor music event returns this November bigger than ever.
The Ironworksin Inverness will host the independent festival which sees cult UK rockers The Wildhearts headline the Friday night (Nov 12). This will be the first time the band has ever performed in the Highlands.
With a string of top 40 hits, appearances on Top of the Pops and sold out tours all over the world, Ginger Wildheart and the band are still making critically acclaimed chart topping albums after nearly 30 years together.
Now in its third year, Monsterfest also welcomes one of the UK’s hottest new rock acts Those DamnCrows who celebrated a top 20 hit last year with their Point of No Return album.
Also on the bill are established AOR act FM and American solo artist Marco Mendoza who will bring his blues, soul and rock sound, influenced from playing with artists like Whitesnake and the late Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries.
Monsterfest appeals to a wide range of music fans and even has a Duran Duran connection this year with Polish act Chemia appearing, who have just finished working with original guitarist Andy Taylor.
The Festival is developing year on year, working with local businesses and education bodies such as Developing Young Workforce (DYW) to bring music industry figures to Inverness, and give local bands the chance to play alongside some of the biggest names in rock.
Festival director Steve Raeburn said, “We are working hard to make the festival a destination for music fans from all over the UK and further afield – not just to see the best live acts, but also to discover the stunning area and everything it has to offer.
Monsterfest kicks off at the Ironworks on November 10 with Those Damn Crows and goes on in various venues until Sunday 14th November.
Tickets are on sale now at monsterfest.rocks