Emeli Sandé to join Mica Paris for True North

Emeli Sandé to join Mica Paris for True North

Emeli Sandé is set join soul superstar Mica Paris at the True North Festival at Aberdeen Music Hall on Sunday, September 25, to celebrate the legendary Aretha Franklin’s musical legacy.

It is going to be an unforgettable evening, with Mica and Emeli leading the way through the iconic singer’s classic repertoire, accompanied by other special guests.

Emeli Sandé said: “I am so excited to be joining the incredible Mica Paris at the True North Music Festival in my home town to celebrate the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin! It’s going to be a powerful evening of Soul!”

Aberdeen Performing Arts’ new Chief Executive, Andy Eagle said: “Emeli Sandé is no stranger to the Music Hall, having grown up in Aberdeenshire as well as being an ambassador for the venue during its renovation in recent years.

“Along with Mica, they are two of the strongest female voices on the British music scene, and to have them come together to celebrate the music of the sublime Aretha Franklin is really something special.

True North’s eighth year is one of its biggest

As part of its eighth year, True North will feature performances by Gentle Sinners featuring Aidan Moffat and James Graham, latino outfit Los Bitchos and the exuberant African Groove Machine. The Wonder Hoose will host a series of early evening gigs. There will be performances by AiiTEE, Emma Pollock, Honeyblood’s Stina Marie Claire, and Michael Timmons. CBeebies favourite YolanDa’s Band Jam and Sprog Rock will also perform interactive family shows.

True North Festival will take place in venues across Aberdeen from September 22-25. Previously announced acts including Scottish alt-rockers Travis and internationally renowned composer Nitin Sawhney.

The Fringe line up, takes place across venues including the Music Hall’s Coda Café, Waterstones and Siberia. It features a line up of some of Scotland’s brightest talents, including Callum Gibson, Nani, Nikhita, and Michael Timmons.

About POST

Kevin Mitchell and Chris Sansbury founded POST. This was from a desire to cut through the noise to share the great things that happen in Aberdeen. They focus on community, culture and also the interesting people of the city. The local artists, businesses and charities; photographers, musicians and entertainers. These are the people that make a positive impact on our city every day. So they use video, audio, writing and social media to amplify the voices in our community. And to ultimately give a platform to Aberdeen folk to engage and tell their own stories.

Recent work includes coverage of Spectra 2023, interviews with We Are Here Scotland founder Ica Headlam; Paralympic gold medalist, Neil Fachie; Aberdeen rapper Chef and his push for success; an article about the pedestrianisation of Union Street; coverage of Nuart Aberdeen and TEDx Aberdeen, as well as coverage of the campaign to Save the Belmont.

We are independent and entirely self funded. We just about cover our costs, but if you would like to help support our work, you could buy us a coffee.