Detour Scotland Video blog from Rock the Fort Festival in Fort William. Music shenanigans in gondolas at Nevis Range to the bonnie banks in the Scottish Six Days Trial West End Marquee in Fort William, check it out

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who attended this year’s Rock The Fort and helped to make it such a successful festival!

We’d also like to thanks all the amazing bands who played including: Bronto Skylift, Homework, James Mackenzie & The Aquascene, Kitty The Lion, The Stu Goodall Band, Russian Ninjas, Mitchell Museum, Pareto, We Are Soul, Panda Su, Lost In Audio, Naked Strangers, I Build Collapsible Mountains and Great White Elephant and The Shine.

The festival would not have been possible without the generous support of our partners and sponsors; The Scottish Six Days Trial, Event Scotland, HAIL Music, Highland Backline Hire, CMPS Productions and UHI College.

We fully intended to return even bigger and better next year – in the meantime stay tuned for all the latest reviews, round-ups, photos and videos from Rock The Fort 2011!

See you all next year!

Team Rock The Fort  x



Detour’s Rock The Fort Takeover

May 4, 2011

Tweet Glasgow’s Detour, well known for filming cutting-edge music shenanigans in unusual settings, have just confirmed they will be descending on Rock the Fort Festival in Fort William. The collective’s profile has been growing considerably with one of their founders, Ally McCrae’s appointment as Scotland’s new BBC Radio 1 presenter.  Expect some live music adventures […]

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Rock The Fort Free Download Album

April 29, 2011

Tweet To get you in the mood for Rock The Fort, we are giving away a FREE download album featuring some of the artists due to appear at the festival over the coming week. The album features eight tracks by the likes of Mitchell Museum, Bronto Skylift, Homework, Pareto and Russian Ninjas. To download your […]

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Tickets Lifted For Rock The Fort Fringe Programme

April 28, 2011

Tweet Due to the high volume of demand we have received for Rock The Fort Fringe tickets, we have now lifted the ticketing process. This will mean that all Fringe activity will be fully open to the public with no need to present tickets or wristbands at any Fringe venue.  We greatly appreciate all those […]

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Pareto Added To Rock The Fort Fringe

April 28, 2011

Tweet Glasgow-based noise-pop quartet Pareto enjoyed a fruitful 2010, picking up an impressive level of airplay and a series of support slots with the likes of General Fiasco, Attack Attack and Flood Of Red. With recent offering Paint Them Silver gaining an impressive response across the board and no shortage of praise for their charged […]

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Panda Su And Scrap Brain Added To RTF Fringe

April 26, 2011

Tweet We are delighted to announce the addition of Panda Su and Scrap Brain to this year’s Fringe. Having recently confirmed the like of Mitchell Museum, I Build Collapsible Mountains and Lost In Audio, some of the most exciting emerging artists in Scotland are now set to descend on Fort William on Sunday May 1st. […]

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Rock The Fort Festival Fringe Gigs

April 23, 2011

Tweet Rock The Fort are set to take over Fort William High Street  on Sunday 1st May with a series of special showcases boasting some of the most exciting emerging talent in Scotland. Acts announced so far include: Mitchell Museum, I Build Collapsible Mountains, Lost In Audio and local favourites We Are Soul. The FREE Fringe Festival will take […]

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Bronto Skylift Set To Rock The Fort

April 18, 2011

Tweet We are delighted to announce the addition of Bronto Skylift to Rock The Fort 2011. The ferocious Highland duo are fresh from a blistering sonic assault on the US which saw them generate a huge buzz at leading industry event SXSW and deliver at a series of shows in LA. Bronto are one of […]

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March 29, 2011

Tweet Welcome to the official website for brand new music festival Rock The Fort which is set to take place from 30 April – 6 May 2011 in Fort William, Scotland. Photo of The Mystic Shoes by Al Donnelly

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