With so many talented bands based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland we wanted where possible to involve as many as we could throughout the year as part of MONSTERFEST.

We have set up the initiative of ‘MONSTER HUNT’ in collaboration with IGIGS. We will have four showcase gigs during the year at venues in Inverness where 3 to 4 bands will play each gig as part of the MONSTERFEST fringe.

THIS IS NOT A BATTLE OF THE BANDS, however, festival organisers will select three bands from the showcases to play on the Thursday 12th November (2 bands) to open for one of the UKs hottest rock bands right now, THOSE DAMN CROWS, and one band to open MONSTERFEST on the Friday night (13th November) along with headliners FM and THE WILDHEARTS.

We will publish dates and bands here when they are confirmed.

All bands that take part will be credited as part of Monsterfest whether they are playing in the final festival days or the fringe events and as such will feature on things like the official t-shirt