Showcase Scotland

25 – 29 January 2017

'“the best example of an expo event anywhere in the world” - Songlines

Approaching its 18th year, Showcase Scotland introduces international and worldwide audiences to new music. Its aim is to secure performances for Scottish based artists on a global scale – creating new audiences for existing artists and introducing new artists to existing audiences.

“We have a phenomenal wealth of talent in Scotland in traditional, folk and roots music, from every corner of this country. Showcase Scotland gives our artists the chance to play to a global audience, via the representatives who attend this event. As such it is a key part of our showcasing strategy ensuring the best of Scottish musical talent, of all genres, reaches the largest possible audience.”
Ian Smith, Portfolio Manager Music & IP Development, Creative Scotland
Delegates are issued with a pass which gains them access to festival shows which feature either Scottish artists, or artists from our international partnering nation.   Showcase Scotland offers a ‘Spotlight’ on international partners each year – in 2017 this will be Brazil.
First time delegates are encouraged to arrive on the 25th when an early bird reception and first time delegates briefing take place.

“We’ve been very fortunate to perform at Showcase Scotland during Celtic Connections on a few occasions and cannot rate the exposure and platform it provides highly enough. This summer was a very busy one for us, with many UK festivals - from Stornoway’s Hebridean Celtic Festival in the north, to the Wickham Festival in the south – and appearances in Germany and Spain all secured through being seen at, and the networking opportunities provided within, Showcase Scotland. " 

For more information on Showcase Scotland, see our Frequently Asked Questions​.

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