Several new Shetland performers have been booked to perform at the inaugural Shetland Reel Music Festival in August.
The festival in Unst combines US and Shetland talent and will be curated by Dolly Parton guitarist Jim Salestrom and feature Jim himself, his son James, West Coast band Marley’s Ghost and Liv Taylor from the US.
Local acts already lined-up to play were Lisa Ward, The Sheila Henderson Band and Arthur Nicholson. Organisers today confirmed that other local performers at the festival will be: Autopilot, Blind Summit, Freda Leask & the Shoormal Band, Ian McCormack, Maggie & Brian, Megan & Lauren, North Country Fair, The Bashies, The Dirty Lemons, The FB and Väir.
Daniel Duke, who appeared alongside Lisa on BBC1’s The Voice, will also be making a guest appearance.
The festival will be held at the Saxa Vord Resort on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August.
Organisers say tickets will cover the cost of ferry travel from the Shetland mainland to Unst and camping/caravan spaces can be provided at the Saxa Vord Resort. Anyone wishing to do this is asked to call the organisers on 01957 711711 in advance so that space can be allocated for you. Tickets are on sale.