En route to the University of Aberdeen, students who live at Hillhead Halls of Residence journey through the picturesque park on a daily basis. However, on July 30th
2011 a brand new festival has been announced to take place in the park, featuring the likes of old-school Madness, soulful Paloma Faith, and more than another 50 acts over the two days.
The event will be giving the public three stages to choose from, boasting a line up which will light up the Granite City. This festival is the first of its kind for Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. Well established acts will be performing to festival-goers, but Northern Lights will provide the brilliant opportunity to showcase local talented acts.
The main stage presents chart favourites such as Madness, Maxïmo Park, Kelis, The Noisettes, Paloma Faith, The Waterboys, Tinchy Stryder and The Futureheads while having Scottish appearances from Idlewild, Edwyn Collins, The Twilight Sad and Aberdeen’s The Xcerts. There is also a mystery guest that is yet to be announced, and with the current line up I’m sure when it’s revealed it won’t disappoint.
In addition to this, there will be an arena focusing on the best dance music Europe’s top DJs have to offer, including Sander Van Doorn, Audio Bullys, and Scotland’s favourite Mylo.
Northern Lights Music Festival is a 14+ event, and ticketholders will receive a wristband in exchange for their ticket at the gate. Individual day tickets can be purchased for £50, an average Saturday night out! But you should get the weekend tickets at a brilliant value of £90.
Don’t miss out on this phenomenal event. Get your tickets for Scotland’s newest festival at ticketmaster.co.uk. You can also phone Café Drummonds on 01224 619930 or The Cavern Record Shop at 01224 625005. For those who crave the feeling of the tickets in their fingers now, you can purchase your tickets at Café Drummonds, 1 Belmont Street, Aberdeen; at The Cavern Record Shop, 13A Belmont Street, Aberdeen; or go to Aberdeen Box Office, Union Street, Aberdeen.
To all those avid festival-goers, there won’t be any camping at this event so you can keep your tents wrapped up. This means you will have to vacate the festival site at the end of each day. Don’t worry though, if you’re travelling to Aberdeen and need a place to lay your head, single student accommodation have been made available at Hillhead Halls of Residence at £25 a night, or £40 for two nights. Great news though, just because your tent can’t join you doesn’t mean your sleeping bag and pillow won’t. There will not be any linen provided so make sure you bring these with you if you’re staying at Hillhead. To get further information and to reserve a room, email: email@example.com or visit www.abdn.ac.uk/accommodation. But of course, if you don’t fancy shacking up like a student, Aberdeen boasts a range of hotels and B&Bs to suit any taste.
Make sure you’re there, it promises to be astounding.
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