It’s that time of year: Scotland’s leading festival will be in full swing this weekend, and as per, there’s plenty of talent for music fans to catch.
Get the obvious out the way first, shall we? Aside from the fact that it’s Biffy Clyro and we’re in Scotland, this marks a special occasion of sorts: their tenth time at the festival. And what more fitting a way is there to celebrate than to hand them a well deserving headline slot? We know where we’ll be on Friday night.
Who knew two people could be so bombastic, so huge in sound? Well, anyone who’s listened to Drenge’s self-titled debut could hasten a guess at it, but when you see them live the wall of sound they create is mental, and well worth stopping by.
Where have they been? Well, wherever it was, they’re back – hurrah! After reintroducing themselves to the live scene with a miniscule London show and Scottish tour in the towns that played host to them earlier in their career, they’re set to remind everyone why they’re another export Scotland’s proud of.
A singer songwriter from our own capital city, Nina is just a grafter, and a talented one at that. A consistent stream of EPs and a worthy and growing fanbase, this set will make a nice change from the barrage of rock bands, and a must see in Balado.
We tried. We really tried to avoid making it all about Scottish acts (and we were, we suppose, 20% successful), but the weekend has some of the best and brightest of the country’s acts over the last few years. Want to dance? Want to have an incredible night? Want to see one of the bands whose meteoric rise is unlikely to stop any time soon? You know where to be.