Booking for Showcase Scotland’s Trade Fair

Booking is now open for the Showcase Scotland 2017 Trade Fair as well as advertising in their Pocket Guide.

To book a trade stand or an advert please click here.



Showcase Scotland is the largest gathering of the international music community in the Scottish calendar. A chance for promoters, record labels, agents and festival organisers to meet both the Scottish industry and each other. A chance to see, first hand, a vast array of performances from the cream of Scottish talent all of whom perform as part of the world’s largest Celtic music festival, Celtic Connections.



The 2017 Trade Fair takes place on Friday 27th January between 10am and 3pm*: bookings are now open for trade stands (which may be shared by more than one business**).  Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Showcase Scotland requests a contribution of  £150 + VAT per stand to help cover the costs of producing the Fair. Each stand is allocated 3 free passes to the event.

 *Timings subject to change

**Musicians/bands/ can share a trade stand to a maximum of three (3); all partners must be arranged in advance and a complete stall booked as unfortunately Showcase Scotland are unable to administrate the sharing of stands.



Every year Showcase Scotland produces an A6 pocket guide which is given to each delegate on arrival. This pocket guide is primarily a guide to all performances and events at Showcase. You can take a look at last year’s edition here

After collecting feedback from the delegates we have discovered that the pocket guide also proves to be a key tool when they come to booking their festivals/programmes and therefore sits on desks all year round. This means that for artists, agents, record labels and the live industry it is invaluable. For festivals and live events, please remember that the agents/record labels are also delegates and so if you want to market your festival to them, the guide offers you a key chance to do so.

There is limited availability so please don’t delay you wish to take out an advert. If you wish to book an advert and a trade stand, the combined offers make for a significant saving. There is also an early bird offer on adverts which ends on 1st September 2016.



Trade stand

£150 plus VAT

Trade stand plus half page advert

£300 plus VAT (very limited availability)

Trade stand plus full page advert

£400 plus VAT (very limited availability)

Half page advert

£175 plus VAT until 1st Sept, £200 plus VAT thereafter

Full page advert

£300 plus VAT until 1st Sept, £350 plus VAT thereafter


For further information on any of the above please email with TRADE FAIR or POCKET GUIDE in the subject line.