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Hurry up #northhopavi!

Monday 20th February 2017

With less than a week to go until North Hop Aviemore, we spoke to some of the festival crew, suppliers, breweries and bars to find out what they are most looking forward to about #northhopavi. Here’s what they had to say…

Michelle Russell, North Hop, Festival Director: 

“After a year of planning I am excited to see the whole concept for North Hop Aviemore come together. It is our first 'destination' festival and the theme is 'apres ski' so the venue is going to look pretty awesome! Great food, drink and music in the stunning surroundings of the Cairngorms National Park, what’s not to love?”

Camille Craig, Macdonald Aviemore Resort Marketing Manager: 

“Feeling our resort come alive with a truly unique festival atmosphere complimented by delicious flavours from the best local producers and not forgetting the toe tapping soundtrack from some brilliant musicians!”

Nicola McAlley, North Hop, Festival MC: 

“I can't wait to try some of the bespoke festival goodies such as Dunnet Bay's Cream Gin, as well as the Festival Brew & Cider - there's so much innovation in the Scottish food and drink industry and NH is at the forefront of bringing it to new audiences, so combined with fantastic food, brilliant bands and musical artists and great craic, we will be offering the best of Highland hospitality - with a North Hop twist!”

Jan Patience, North Hop, PR Manager: 

“I'm looking forward to basking in the winter warmth of North Hop Aviemore, discovering new food, drinks and music in the company of good pals.”

Suz Bird, Content Director, Border.Digital: 

“Excited to be part of the festival and share the sessions and atmosphere across the North Hop social platforms - the evolution of social media means live streaming makes every occasion seem far more tangible… which just means you join us in person for the next festival in Aberdeen or Glasgow! But, also I’m here for the gin and food. #excitedface”

Laura Mackenzie, Dunnet Bay Distillers, Events Whizz:

"I'm looking forward to seeing the North Hop festival goers enjoying our Festival Cream Gin and also trying the teppanyaki grill food! 😊."

Lucy & Chris Shields, North Hop, Festival Crew:

"Bring on the apres ski! Beers, gin, food & lots of awesome North Hop banter! We're ready, are you? "

Mandy Lee, Thistly Cross Cider, Social Media Manager:

“As equal opportunity fanciers at Thistly Cross, we’re looking forward to bringing the #ciderlove to everyone at North Hop Aviemore, and introducing our newest special edition, the North Hop Festival Cider - find us on stand 18 sandwiched happily between the mighty St Andrews Brew Co and ShrimpWreck!”

Kevin Mitchell, Owner, Border.Digital:

“Food, craft beer and a special edition cream gin?! It's rare I am lost for words!!! 😍”