Published: 15/01/2014 17:57 - Updated: 15/01/2014 18:09

Bags of new acts lined up for Ironworks

Ryan Keen
Ryan Keen

A RISING star of the music scene, a tribute to one of the’ 70s most iconic acts and a blast of bagpipes are among the latest acts booked for Inverness venue, The Ironworks.

First up, on Saturday 15th February, are 2MANYDJS, one of the many guises of Soulwax founders David and Stephen Dewaele from Ghent, Belgium. Bags of Rock make their Ironworks return on Saturday 19th April. Formed in 2011 by former Red Hot Chilli Pipers guitarist Gregor "G-man" James, the band have since gone on to perform to capacity crowds in Italy, Germany, Ukraine and Malaysia.

Emerging singer-songwriter Ryan Keen makes his headline debut at The Ironworks on Wednesday 23rd April. Originally from South Devon, Keen has been creating a buzz throughout the UK over recent months. He has played and toured with Lucy Rose, Ben Howard, Delilah, Emily & The Woods and Newton Faulkner and has toured twice with his friend Ed Sheeran.

In a break from the music, Saturday 24th May brings a cross-border boxing challenge hosted by Inverness Amateur Boxing Club featuring bouts between a North of Scotland Select and their North of England counterparts.

Cardiff based Atomic Blondie are widely tipped as one of the UK’s leading Blondie tribute acts. The band, who appear at The Ironworks on Saturday 1st November, have performed all over the UK and Europe and have featured on tour with Slade and Roy Wood on a regular basis, and have also shared the bill with Showaddywaddy, Dr & The Medics, Alvin Stardust, Katrina & The Waves and Bad Manners.

Tickets for all these shows, along with the previously announced Embrace (Sunday 16th February) go on sale at 10am on Friday 17th January.

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