Published: 31/10/2017 17:00 - Updated: 31/10/2017 17:23

Groove Cairngorm names revealed

Norman Jay


GROOVE Cairngorm returns for a third time on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24 next year with 2ManyDJs, Norman Jay and Start To End's Daft Punks Discovery (Live) show.

The event – spread across the Cairngorm Mountains and Badaguish Outdoor centre on the outskirts of Aviemore – also announces Highland favourites Colonel Mustard & The Dijon Five and Glasgow funkster Shaka Loves You.

The event's Dougie Brown said: "We are delighted that Groove is returning to the Cairngorms in 2018 and look forward to welcoming everyone both to the mountain during the day and to our incredible apres-ski site at Badaguish in the evening to party right through until the early hours of the morning!

"It is amazing to be bring a complete unique event to the UK festival calendar with world class acts, a breath-taking location, and a great mix of snowsports and music with something for everyone to enjoy."

Daft Punk show
Daft Punk Discovery live.


Alongside snowsports throughout the day, there will be two stages at The Cairngorm Mountain. A DJ/electronic stage at the base station and an acoustic stage in the Ptarmigan Restaurant at the top of the mountain.

The evening entertainment moves to a woodland clearing at The Badaguish Outdoor Centre with free shuttle buses being provided to all ticket holders between Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore and the Arpres-ski party site at Badaguish.

For those not wanting to take part in snowsports there are music only/apres-ski tickets also available.

This year's festival is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate.

Stuart Turner, head of EventScotland, said: "Scotland is the perfect stage for events and we are delighted to be supporting Groove Cairngorm, one of Scotland's most innovative and exciting festivals. Cairngorm Mountain and Badaguish Outdoor Centre will provide the ideal backdrop for all the music and snowsports action, making for a memorable weekend for spectators."

Tickets for Groove Cairngorm 2018 are available now from:

Apres-ski only tickets are priced at £40day/£70 weekend. Two-day snowsports and apres-ski from £120.50.

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