Brew At The Bog Preview

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Brew at the Bog is about to hit its 2nd year and the line-up this year has something for everyone.

Saturday May 4th sees Bogbain Farm in Inverness host the one day festival. Northern Roots Events and Brew Dog (yes, the epic beer people) are the organisers and have hopefully started to create a long standing festival.

I thought it would be quite nice to name some of the bands that I am looking forward to:

Olympic Swimmers

A band I have seen numerous times now and their live performances are faultless. Uplifting in every sense of the word, Olympic Swimmers are at the top of their game.


Their latest album is stunning. They are able to mix dance and indie in the same way that LCD Soundsystem did. I.e. they will get those shy festival goers throwing some shapes without any doubt.

Poor Things

Heavily influenced by Teenage Fanclub and Pavement and having mainly provided demos, Poor Things are a very promising band. Having kept somewhat under the radar, tracks such as Halcyon Days get me very excited indeed.

Verse Metrics

They produced our 2nd favourite EP of 2012 with their incredible release ‘Radians’. A very accomplished band and they continue to tap into phenomenal bands like System of a Down, but in their own very unique way.

Michael Cassidy

Michael has one of those voices that lift almost every little hair on your arms and neck up. He has received tremendous praise and support over the last year and is one of the strongest acoustic artists to come out of Scotland in recent years.

Davey Horne

Davey Horne is an interesting one. When I received his press release and saw who he was likened to, I was immediately put off. The lesson learnt here is always listen! He has a very endearing delivery, his music has a deep warmth and songs such as Deep Down have enough soul to wake James Brown from the dead.

The full line-up so far is as follows:

Olympic Swimmers, Three Blind Wolves, Randolph’s Leap, Discopolis, Homework, Found, Miaoux Miaoux, United Fruit, Chris Devotion & The Expectations, The Little Kicks, Cherri Fosphate, The Stagger Rats, Fatherson, Kitty the Lion, Fake Major, Trapped in Kansas, The Whiskys, This Silent Forest, The Winter Tradition, James MacKenzie, JP Jones, Michael Cassidy, Donald MacDonald and the Islands, Adam Holmes and the Embers, Seznec Brothers, Sion Russell Jones, Jonathan Powell, Davey Horne, Tomos Lewis, Sienna, Bronagh & the Boys, Poor Things, Seven Summits, Shambles Millers, Verse Metrics, Ashley & the Cosmonauts, Sharfla.

As you can guess, the beautiful beverages will be supplied primarily by Brew Dog.


Buy your tickets online at:

Bogbain Farm (e-tickets via MusicGlue)

BrewDog Shop (Physical tickets)

Skiddle (e-tickets)

Tickets are also available to buy from various outlets including the BrewDog bars!

What are you waiting for?

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