Festivals In The Highlands Still Going Ahead 2021

Many festivals and events in 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions are easing in Scotland and we are now due to enter a phase of “normality”. So, we thought we’d have a look at what festivals in the Highlands are planning to go ahead in 2021.

The following information is subject to change. Covid regulations and restrictions will vary between events. But, fingers crossed we’ll get to a music festival in the Highlands this year.

Here’s are a selection of festivals in the Highlands still going ahead in 2021.

Performer on stage at festivals in the Highlands
Performers are back at Highland festivals this summer.

Capers In Cannich

July – September

Capers in Cannich is Scotland’s newest festival. Set in the countryside in Cannich just outside Inverness, this festival earned the illustrious name this year as the “1st festival to happen after lockdown”.

The festival is a little different from most. Capers happens over multiple weekends over the summer with a huge number of acts performing across July and September Highland festival. 

The events offer cocktails, BBQs by the river and daytime entertainment for all the family. Not to mention the great live music entertainment on show! The festival in the highlands offers stays in luxury bell tents on the site that will turn your festival camping experience into a glamourous staycation in the Highland countryside.

Acts performing at the festival include Tom McGuire & The Brassholes, Shooglenifty, Bombskare, Callum Beattie, Moteh Parrott, Toploader, Mànran, Scooty & The Skyhooks, Rhythmnreel, and many more!

For more information and to book tickets visit Capers in Cannich website


28th August 2021

Tucked away inside the mystical Woodside of Drumnamerg on the Black Isle, Woodzstock Festival describes itself as “the feelgood festival in a forest”.

This one-day festival has an array of live music with some great local food and drinks to enjoy. The event is set at the Wildwoodz Adventure park, so you’ll also be able to take a shot at laser tag and plenty of other activities on site. A great day out for all the family near Inverness.

It’s only a wee festival, but it is perfectly formed. Previous years have been a great success before the pandemic halted all festivals in the highlands.

This year’s acts include festival favourites Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 and Lionel, as well as many more to keep your tow tapping all through the day.

Advance tickets are £30. Tickets on the door £35.00 for over 16’s. £10 for 4-17 and free entry to under 4’s.

Park & Ride is available from Inverness, & The Black Isle for an additional £7.00.

Tickets are available now from their website.

The Gathering

4th September

The Inverness city centre festival plans to take place this September at the Northern Meeting Park. This family-friendly event celebrates the absolute best of the Highlands area and Scotland.

Acts due to perform at this year’s festival include Skerryvore, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Torridon, Trail West, Rhythmnreel, and the City Of Inverness Youth Pipe Band.

Not only will the event feature a host of exciting traditional and folk-based artists. But, there will also be a mini–Highland Games, theatre shows, magic shows, market stalls, street food, Scottish crafters, makers and many other food and drink purveyors.

This one day Inverness festival showcases the best of Scottish and Highland culture. And, with it being held in the centre of Inverness it’s super convenient for locals and visitors looking for festivals in the Highlands.

Adult tickets are £45, 6–15-Year-Old tickets are £30, kids 5-and-under go free!

You can also buy a family ticket which consists of 2 x Adult Tickets + 2 x 6–15-year-old tickets for £120.

Tickets are available now from Skiddle.

Transport To Festivals in the Highlands

Take the hassle out of getting to and from your favourite festivals in the Highlands! Book a taxi or minibus from Inverness Taxis to transport you and your party to the best parties in the Highlands!

Inverness Taxis have a range of sizes of vehicles that’ll transport you and your group to and from any of the above festivals, leaving you to enjoy the festival and not worry about directions, who’s driving or if you have enough room for all your gear!  

Contact Inverness Taxis on 01463 222222 or visit the website with any questions or to secure your booking!

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