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The Outsider Festival

The Outsider Festival
Genre Alternative rock, folk, indie rock, dance
Dates June 22 - June 24
Location(s) Rothiemurchus Forest, near Aviemore, Scotland
Years active 2007
Website
Official Site

The Outsider Festival was a music and comedy festival held in 2007 in the Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland. It has been described as a new ground breaking environmental festival, the first of its kind in the world.[1] It was organised by Unique Events.

The 2007 festival was held over the midsummer weekend, and was part of Highland 2007. As well as music and comedy, the festival featured a variety of outdoor activities, including a 12km run and a mountain bike marathon. [2]

The festival was planned to return in 2008, but in February 2008 announced it was to be postponed until the following year. The organisers said an "international rock act" had decided not to come, and also cited funding problems and concerns over the environmental impact on the estate.[3]

The 2009 festival was to have been part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, but was cancelled due to the recession and poor ticket sales. The event was to have been headlined by Sharleen Spiteri, but it was thought only 2,000 tickets had been sold by May 2009.[4]

2007

In the inaugural Outsider, many musical acts performed including:

Comedians appearing included Michael McIntyre, Craig Hill, Karen Dunbar, Stephen K. Amos and Kevin Bridges.

The festival also included environmental debates chaired by David Steel.

References

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External links

  • Outsider Official Site
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