Outsider Onstage

The Outsider presents a programme of entertainment which caters for diverse tastes and interests not found at your average festival, including outdoor activities, music, conversation, movies, comedy and cabaret as well as cool stuff for kids in the UK's most beautiful landscape.

Outsider Music - Expect an eclectic mix of indie bands, fresh talents*, world music and celtic roots, all under canvas in our new Big Top Tent, Acoustic Tent and Club/DJ Tent. Our boutique style of programming allows us to fix the Outsider tickets at incredibly good prices, which is great news for you.

*We’re delighted that the enthusiasm for the Outsider has extended to so many of you wanting to play at the festival. We are listening to every single demo/link you’ve submitted, and some of these will appear at the festival. We’ll get back to you in early April to let you know if we can offer you a spot on-stage, so please be patient. However, we’ve been overwhelmed by the response and interest, so as of today (25/02/09), we won’t be accepting any more acts for consideration, sorry.

Outsider Forum - a programme of topical talks and fascinating debate from inspirational speakers, environmental specialists and intrepid adventurers. To mark Scotland's Year of Homecoming, we will be celebrating Scotland's international role in environmental innovation and development. Previous guests included Lord David Steel, Kirsty Wark and Suprabha Seshan.

Outsider Comedy -
exercise those chuckle muscles with the Outsider comedy show, each night in the Outsider Theatre Tent. A host of the country’s best comedians and new talent. Previous guests at Outsider 07 included Michael MacIntyre, Karen Dunbar, Stephen K Amos and Craig Hill.

Outsider Film - a specially selected programme of cinema from across the globe. Expect family favourites, adrenalin junkie shorts and thought provoking documentaries.

Outsider Active - offering a huge range of opportunities to go hiking, strolling, running, gorge-walking, river rafting, mountain climbing, nature watching, bushcraft, stargazing and loads more.

Outsider Village - a selection of fantastic food and drink from across Scotland, providing all the energy required for an outdoor weekend. All our tasty, gorgeous products will be carefully selected, sourcing local and organic produce when possible and always top quality. The Village will include lots of stalls with interesting things to say or sell.

The Outsider is the only festival in the UK that offers you a huge range of outdoor activities both inside and outside the arena, including the OutRunner, a 12k Run around Loch An Eilein, and the OutRider, a world-class mountain bike event, in some of the most magnificent scenery in Scotland.  Both events have developed considerably from the Outsider 2007 with relay versions that allow you to take part with your mates or your family.

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