True North announces 2017 line-up

The Skinny | 16 Jun 2017

The Aberdeen music festival returns with a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, and gigs from Kathryn Joseph and Arab Strap among others

The team behind the critically-acclaimed Start to End gig series will curate a tribute to the groundbreaking Rumours album 40 years on from its release, with a set of some of Fleetwood Mac's greatest tracks also featuring at the show. The Rumours gig is the spiritual successor to Running Up That Hill, the hugely-successful Kate Bush tribute curated by Emma Pollock and featuring some of the country's best musical talent, which debuted at last year's True North festival. 

The festival opens with a live show from Public Service Broadcasting, whose new album Every Valley – inspired by the band's extensive research of Welsh mining communities – hits the streets next month. Arab Strap play their first Aberdeen show in over a decade as Malcolm Middleton and Aidan Moffat headline True North's Saturday night, while Kathryn Joseph heads up the festivities on the Sunday alongside Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison. The festival's late night strand features gigs from Wild Beasts, Dutch Uncles, and 2017 SAY Award nominee Pictish Trail.  More acts, and the details of True North fringe events, will be announced in the coming months.

True North 2017 takes place at various venues in Aberdeen from 7-10 Sep; tickets go on general sale on Fri 23 Jun.