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People on the outside welcomed in as Outsider Art Fest returns to Inverness for a second year – with Highland psychedelic hip hop collective Spring Break leading bill at the Tooth and Claw

By Kyle Walker

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PEOPLE on the outside are set to come in from the cold as Outsider Arts Festival returns for a second year.

The little music and arts festival, put together by Earth-616 promotions, will return on Sunday, May 3 and will see an eclectic lineup of artists both aural and visual from across Scotland descend on Inverness.

This year, the all-day lineup will ply its trade at the Tooth and Claw, Inverness, after last year’s inaugural event took place at Mad Hatters.

Outsider’s headliner this year is Highland hip-hop collective Spring Break. Describing themselves as “fanciful buffoonery doused in satirical psychedelics”, the band are set to get bodies moving in the same way they managed across the country.

Joining them are rising stars Painting Rockets who bring their own brand of Scottish bop punk to Inverness for the first time.

Bringing a different sort of edge to the festival this year will be Lilura, tipped in some circles as the Highlands’ answer to Charlie XCX.

Also appearing on the day will be Glasgow based alt-rock/post punk good boys Pandacar.

They’ll be joined by Chances, Alkanes, Distance Between Us and Polar Bears in Purgatory.

“Outsider Arts Fest 2020 is here and it wouldn’t be one without venue issues!” organiser Stephen Baikie said. “But here we are bigger and better than ever in our new home, The Tooth and Claw.

“With a host some of the best bands local and from throughout Scotland and artists over two floors on a bank holiday weekend, what more do you need? Well, maybe a couple of pints to beat off the venue heat!”

Tickets cost £14 (plus booking fee) and are available from www.fatsoma.com

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