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Since its launch in 2008, the Southern Fried Festival, which offers the widest choice of Americana of any comparable festival, has grown in reputation attracting festival-goers from throughout the UK and beyond.

Beautifully situated on the bonny banks of the River Tay, the gateway to the Highlands, but within easy striking distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ‘Fair City’ of Perth is making a name for itself as an exciting and innovative destination for top music acts worldwide. With a great choice of hotels, restaurants, bars and specialist shops, there is plenty to keep festival-goers occupied between gigs.


Artist comments

"No lie, Steve feels it was all around one of the best gigs he's ever done. Everything, venue, crowd, sound, atmosphere, etc etc...all spot on. You guys did a great job up there and Steve hopes you all enjoyed it as much as he did". Seasick Steve’s manager, 2010


"Once again, thanks for everything. Looking forward to the next time in Perth". Seasick Steve’s Tour Manager, 2010


"We really had a great time,and the hospitality was fantastic... great sound, full house, full workshops…We came away all agreeing that it was one of the best run festivals we have ever been in!" Sara Grey, 2010


Rachel Lyn Harrington has recovered, just barely, from the fabulous wonderment that is Perth's Southern Fried Festival! (via Facebook, 2010)


Phantom Limb Well that was about as much fun as you could have (via Facebook, 2010)


Elizabeth Cook Rockin’ audience. Fantastic way to end this tour. (via Facebook, 2010)


"It was the greatest buzz to close proceedings the only way we know how at Late & Southern Fried and we're off to a great start, the guys are all on cloud 9 at the reception we got from the crowd and the way we were looked after by you... and your team". The New Madrids, 2010


"This past Friday to Sunday was the Southern Fried Americana festival in Perth, one of my favorite places. Not so much for the city itself, just the folks and local music and how I do very much enjoy Scotland and this festival in particular". Rachel Harrington (via her blog, 2010)

My favourite gig of the entire UK tour! I love Scotland!!” Lucinda Williams, 2009

What a warm feeling here in Perth. The Southern Fried Festival reminds me why we’re all in this music business – to find kindred spirits and sooth our souls. Many Thanks." Diana Jones, 2009

My experience with the Southern Fried Festival at Perth could not have been better” Jason Ringenberg 2009

We enjoyed every minute of our time in Perth” Slaid Cleaves 2008

Give the whole shebang ten outta ten from me” Sid Griffin 2008

You’re lucky people in Perth to have this Festival” Eddi Reader 2008

The people and place of Perth are wonderful” Elizabeth Cook 2008


Customer comments

"After the Carolina Chocolate Drops gig of 2010 which was our first visit to Perth Concert Hall, my wife and I decided to make a two night visit this year. We were not disappointed. It is a great festival. We saw the Blind Boys and Lyle Lovett which were great concerts. We also thoroughly enjoyed Stuart Nesbitt’s pedal steel presentation. The soul food was another winner for us. It looked as if the gospel choir work shop was a great success. We are looking forward to next year." (2011)