Highlands Set To Welcome 1980s Pop Stars As Part Of New Music Festival

North Highland Events, in association with XSP Entertainment, is proud to present Isle Be Back Festival. On 13th and 14th May 2022, the Black Isle Showground will be the setting of a 1980s chart topping festival, providing a weekend of entertainment with performances from ABC, Toyah, Nik Kershaw, T’Pau and many more.

Isle be back poster

The party starts on the 13th of May at 7pm with a host of tribute acts to the decade and giant eighties karaoke where a world record will be attempted. The Saturday kicks off at lunchtime through to 11pm with all the main talent, headlined by ABC. Continuing with the “Look of Love”, 5% of all ticket sales will be donated to Highland Hospice. The Hospice celebrates their 35th Birthday in 2022 and is a charity very close to the event organiser’s heart.

Highland Hospice’s Corporate Fundraiser Karen Duff said, “We are honoured and delighted to be chosen as the benefitting charity of such an exciting event. On behalf of the many individuals and those close to them who experience Highland Hospice’s care, I would like to extend a huge thank you to North Highland Events and XSP Entertainment. This will make a fantastic contribution to our 35th birthday celebrations – it is something different and fun for the area, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a dance to 80s tunes?!”

Nik Kershaw
Nik Kershaw will be part of the line-up celebrating the 1980s.
Martin Fry from ABC
Martin Fry will be joined by the full ABC lineup at next year's Black Isle bash!

Liam Christie, Managing Director of North Highland Events said, “This event has been a pipe dream for us for a long time and it’s great to be working alongside teclan who are supporting the marketing and promotion of the event; and XSP Entertainment who are working closely with all the artiste’s management teams. We are all bought into giving the Highlands a great musical experience ahead of a great line-up of shows and festivals already established across the North of Scotland.”

Head of Business Development at teclan, Neil McGregor, says: “We are thrilled to be supporting North Highland Events with the promotion of a brand-new event. Isle Be Back presents a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Highlands as a leading destination for arts, culture and entertainment so it is really exciting to be able to highlight this throughout our marketing efforts. With a fantastic line-up, the event provides the area something new to look forward to and is not one to be missed!”

Carol Decker of T'Pau
Carol Decker alongside T'Pau will be entertaining the crowds at Isle Be Back 2022.

Early Bird tickets are available now and can be bought at a discounted rate of £80 for the entire weekend. Click here to purchase your tickets for an unmissable weekend of entertainment!