Grown up, professional seminars during the day: mad, raving gigs and after parties at night.
Yes, it is every young (or young at heart) professional’s dream event.
If you have any form of interest in the Scottish music scene, you should probably make an appearance at Go North.
Lightguides at Go North last year at The Scottish Bloggers stage.
There is the argument that it’s just everyone from the central belt moving up to Inverness for two days; I can’t lie, the “why would you pay SIXTY ONE POUNDS on a train fare to see bands that you can see anywhere in Glasgow throughout the year for free” perspective is a very valid argument.
However, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s quite hard to get to know industry people. You can get a brief introduction, or an email response relatively easily. But to actually ask them questions that are important to you, or could benefit you in your career, or even just sit down and have a rum and coke with them- not exactly a piece of cake…
There is where the arguments against Go North are pretty much wiped out. There is no other place as intimate as Go North, where you can actively involve yourself with the scene.
Bwani Junction at Detour’s showcase last year.
You can sit down and talk to the people of SMIA face to face, you can listen to the experience and ideas of the people at Wild Days, you can see what the Musicians Union have to say and then, you can go and see some of the 36 bands (a night!) that are performing in venues across Inverness (but handily all within walking distance from each other).
For absolutely EVERYTHING that you can do at Go North this year check out their WEBSITE and get planning your trip.
See you on Thursday night!