An eclectic line-up of artists has been unveiled for the inaugural Black Isle Calling Festival at the Black Isle Brewery in the Scottish Highlands this September.

Leading the announcement and headlining Friday night is the incomparable Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin’ Criminals fame, while Saturday evening sees the festival come to a close with the multi-award-winning indie-folk ensemble Elephant Sessions, hailing from the Highlands.

With a staggering record of over 10 million sales, the former frontman of Fun Lovin’ Criminals is poised to deliver a blend of beloved classics such as “Scooby Snacks,” “King of New York,” and “Big Night Out,” alongside the excitement of new musical offerings. Anticipate an evening filled with funk, soul, hip-hop, and cherished memories.

The acclaimed Elephant Sessions have taken the indie folk scene by storm, captivating audiences with unforgettable performances at renowned venues and festivals throughout the UK, Europe, and Australia. From crowd-surfing summer spectacles to marquee-shaking shows that leave fans bouncing with joy, their live presence has garnered a global following. Now, they’re poised to close out their very own festival for the first time.

“We’re buzzing to finally release the line-up for Black Isle Calling! It’s set to be a huge party with an incredible selection of artists, we cannot wait!” – Euan (Elephant Sessions).

Also joining the bill are BELUGA LAGOON, the musical venture of wildlife cinematographer Andrew O’Donnell; Motherwell’s rap-rock trio, THE LAFONTAINES; VALTOS, winners of the Scots Trad Awards 2022 ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’; Glasgow’s own singer-songwriter, LIZZIE REID; the six-piece funk ensemble, BOHEMIAN MONK MACHINE; and the indie-electronic trio, THE JOSHUA HOTEL.

Additional acts set to enchant audiences over the weekend include LUSA, the latest project from Niteworks’ Innes Strachan; FORGETTING THE FUTURE, Thurso’s indie-rock pride; emerging Highland/Glasgow sensation, LOW LIGHT LISTENING LOUNGE; alt-pop musician, KEIR GIBSON; SAY Award 2022 ‘Sound of New Scotland’ winners, NO WINDOWS; and the vibrant FEIS ROIS CEILIDH TRAIL.

The festival also promises a roster of local DJs to be announced in the coming months, alongside a lineup of esteemed craft Scottish food and drink vendors.

Featured image © Al Donnelly Photography 


Tickets are on sale now and available from – or in person from Black Isle Bar, Church Street, Inverness