Aspiring musicians wanting to showcase at the XpoNorth industry event can now apply.

Writers and filmmakers can also enter the submission process for the multi-discipline conference, which takes place in Inverness on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June, 2017.

Last year, around 2,000 delegates arrived in Inverness to listen to panel discussions on the current hot topics in the creative industries and to take part in workshops, masterclasses, and one-to-ones with creative industry experts.

The conference also includes writing pitches and the screening of selected films, taking place at Eden Court Theatre, while the music showcases will be held in the evening at venues throughout Inverness city centre.

In previous years more than 20 bands per night played in half-a-dozen pubs and clubs concentrated within a small, walkable area in the heart of the city.

Musicians are invited to submit their music for submission via gigmit, a platform for music professionals to get their music heard.

Delegate registration is also open, at