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After a few years of trying to get Kris Barras Band to the Highland capital, we are delighted to announce that he will be one of our headliners this year. This announcement comes on the back of their brand new album reaching number five in the UK national chart. This is shaping up to a phenomenal Year of the Dragon!


Monsterfest 2024

The 2024 Festival has been announced with the first headliner 'Ricky Warwick and the Fighting Hearts' rocking Monsterfest this November. Black Spiders, MuddiBrooke and Ewan MacFarlane are among others also on the bill. More events and acts will be announced very soon.



The team are working behind the scenes to put together the next Monsterfest. Keep an eye on our website and socials for more information in the coming weeks.



With the recent news about The Quireboys parting company with their only original member and frontman Spike, we have had overwhelming feedback regarding this development from ticket buyers. We therefore have made the decision NOT to move forward with The Quireboys for the 2022 festival. Monsterfest is a small and independently run Festival. This year we have made a big step change on the venue and date which impacts us all in many ways. Whilst we appreciate that this announcement will stimulate many different opinions, we respect them all and hope you can also respect the decision we have taken. We will not be engaging with comments from this point onwards. We send all those involved the best of wishes and hopefully we may see them at at future time, just not in 2022. We will announce a new headliner very soon. Kind Regards The Monsterfest Team.



For the first time ever in the Highlands of Scotland, seminal cult rockers THE WILDHEARTS and AOR rockers FM play there first shows ever in Inverness. CJ Wildheart, guitarist with the band could not believe the band had never played this far north before and can't wait to thrill the Highland audience on the Friday night. AOR veterans FM who started in the mid 80's clocking up a number of top hits in the UK charts.



Monsterfest, Inverness’ indoor music event has announced the day splits of the acts performing, and added more local talent to the festival which takes place at The Ironworks venue. Rockers, The Wildhearts headline on Friday November 13, and it is FMwho top the bill on Sat 14thNovember. This will be the first time performing in the Scottish Highlands for both bands. On the Friday fans will also see Norfolk’s Bad Touch, Chemia, and Tomorrow Is Lostand Saturday’s line up includes former Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Dead Daisies member Marco Mendoza, and melodic rockers VEGA, amongst a range of other acts appearing over the weekend. Opening on Friday are Orkney based groove rockers Electric Mother and rap-rock act The Vandal from Inverness will be first on stage on Saturday. Monsterfest director Iona Allison said “Providing a platform for local talent has always been a key part of what our event is all about. We are delighted to be continuing that theme this year,…

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FM will make their debut performance in Inverness in November as one of the headliners of MONSTERFEST. Joining them so far in the announcements are BAD TOUCH, JOANOVARC and TOMORROW IS LOST with more being announced next week.


We are delighted to announce the arrival of MONSTERFEST 2020 which will take place at the Ironworks venue in Inverness situated very near Loch Ness. This will be the third year of the indoor rock festival which will also include an education day for local students, a fringe event, an acoustic chill out session on the Sunday as well as the main event which will feature headliners playing their first shows in the Highlands of Scotland. There will be a series of initiatives throughout the year where we will work with local bands in the area.

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