SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Be Charlotte will headline this year's Tiree Music Festival.

The Evening Times favourite signed a worldwide record deal with Columbia/Sony Music earlier this year and will bring her 'damn good vibes' to the event next month.

Whilst on Tiree to announce her headline slot, Charlotte, said: “I’ve been lucky enough to take my music to festivals throughout the UK, Europe and South East Asia but I really can’t wait to play Tiree Music Festival – before arriving today I had seen so many amazing pictures of the white sands and blue seas and I couldn’t wait to get here to experience them myself.

“It was great getting a taste of what to expect in July and now I really can’t wait to play to the crowds in this amazing setting.”

The Hoosiers have also been announced as headliners for the Sunday night of the festival, with The Paul McKenna Band and Mary Ann Kennedy also set to play alongside the previously announced Skipinnish, Skerryvore and Wolfstone.

The festival has also launched its brand new Elements programme – a strand that will explore the four core elements that are a key part of life on Tiree: Sun, sand, wind and water.

Festival director Daniel Gillespie said: “Be Charlotte is an amazing musician as well as a fantastic ambassador for music in Scotland and we are really looking forward to welcoming her to the Tiree Music Festival stage this summer.

“We’re also delighted to be announcing our Elements Programme which the whole family can enjoy. This strand further strengthens the family offering at the festival and we hope visitors to the island enjoy learning and experiencing the four key elements that are integral to daily life on Tiree.

"Tickets are selling fast so we recommend getting in there quick.”

Tiree Music Festival is also delighted to announce that Innis & Gunn has been confirmed as the official beer sponsor for the weekend event.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Innis & Gunn founder and master brewer, said: “We can’t wait to be part of The Tiree Music Festival experience as official beer sponsor, and are busy brewing up a fantastic range of Innis & Gunn craft beers for people to enjoy over the weekend in Tiree’s stunning island setting.

"We’re really thrilled to be supporting one of Scotland’s best festivals and looking forward to an amazing weekend of music.”

Brand-new to the festival this year is the already announced Elevate Stage. This new outdoor stage will showcase the best talent on the Scottish music scene with its line-up focusing on up-and-coming Scottish artists.

The Elements programme and the Elevate Stage is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, managed by EventScotland and part of VisitScotland’s events directorate.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s director of events, added: "We are delighted to be supporting Tiree Music Festival as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People celebrations. The festival has given the next generation the chance to shine with young people at the heart of the planning and programming this year.

"It is no surprise that this year’s line-up showcases some of Scotland’s best young artists and musicians. With so much incredible young talent, Scotland really is the perfect stage for events and festivals.”

Tiree Music Festival will take place between Friday 13 and Sunday, July 15. For more info and tickets, go to