Archive for September 22nd, 2010

September 22, 2010

The friendly invasion of Eigg

by backpackingbongos

On Friday morning the Isle of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides is going to be invaded by 150 music fans.  Corrina and myself are going to be among them.  The Fife based fence collective are taking over the islands community hall to put on a very intimate music festival called the Away Game.  I am looking forward to spending the weekend on a small island with like minded people and get to watch some excellent bands.  There will be electronica all night Friday followed by some folky loveliness on the Saturday.  Sunday is for chilling and if the weather is good I will go climb a hill.  As a first for a festival the chartered ferry will be met by a tractor to transport peoples bags to the campsite next to the sea.  Sounds good to me.

It’s just a shame that it is a 1000 mile round trip to get to a two day festival!