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Peat and Diesel to hold Black Isle Belter weekend extravaganza

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Peat and Diesel.
Peat and Diesel.

Peat and Diesel are to lead a weekend musical extravaganza over the 2024 May Bank Holiday in aid of Mikeysline and MFR CashForKids.

The Black Isle Belter will take place at the Black Isle Showground in Muir of Ord on May 25 and 26, featuring music and fun from Peat and Diesel and other renowned bands.

Saturday, May 25 will be for ages 16 and over, with The View as main support for what will be their first Highland show in years. More acts are set to be announced in due course.

A family day on Sunday, May 26 will include a performance from chart topping band The Feeling as main support with more acts also to be announced.

Other fun planned for the day includes Boydie’s Bingo, Tug O War with Innes, and Crazy Golf with Uilly.

Across both days there will be a funfair, street food, bars, the Peat and Diesel Trucks and the true star of the show ‘Calum Dan’s Van’.

The Sunday family day is being staged in conjunction with sponsor Highland Industrial Supplies, and charity partners MFR Cash for Kids and Mikeysline.

The Black Isle Belter 2024.
The Black Isle Belter 2024.

Peat and Diesel drummer Uilly says: "We’re not only delighted to announce our biggest headline shows but excited to have two days of music and fun with you all in the Highlands. We’re overjoyed to have both The View and The Feeling come along and join us for these shows, bands that have been bringing you belters for nearly 20 years. The Highlands has been a very special place for us as a band over the last 5 years and we wanted to come back with a bang, well two bangs!"

A spokesperson for MFR Cash for Kids said: "We are so grateful to be involved with the guys again. Massive thank you to them for giving us this opportunity and lovely to see them supporting local charities"

A spokesperson for Mikeysline said: "We are absolutely delighted to be one of the nominated charities in what is set to be a superb weekend at the showfield.

"We are a grassroots charity supporting young people and adults locally with their mental health/emotional distress and heavily rely on community based fundraising to support our services. Also connecting with a large audience like this helps us to #BeeTheChange and challenge the stigma around mental health. Thank you Peat & Diesel!"

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