MAMAFest rocking and rolling into Ardrishaig
JUST two weeks away, Mid Argyll Music and Arts Festival (MAMAFest) is already creating a buzz in the area as a jam-packed line-up is announced.
In just its fourth year, the festival is boasting a programme full of local acts, bands from as far as Glasgow and some new acts who have never performed in public before.
A change of venue, to Ardrishaig Public Hall has left organisers excited with the scope of what they can do over the three days.
MAMAFest organiser Liz Miller said: ‘We are all really excited about this year’s festival. The new venue will allow for a bigger capacity, which is great because the evening events are always so popular. We are working hard to bring it back after last year and to make it an even bigger and better success than ever but we are still needing sponsorship or donations to help with running costs.’
Running over the weekend from Friday September 1, things will kick off that night with a selection of some of Oban’s finest acts, including The Signal Fires.
Saturday, during the day will see plenty for all the family, including food from Grub’s Up, face painting, a bouncy castle and, if you’re feeling really brave a Lego walk. There will also be music from Matt McAllister, Mid Argyll Pipe Band and Alex and Archie McAllister and more, all before another night of exciting live music in the hall.
There will be a MAMAFeast coffee afternoon with acoustic live music on the Sunday, with all funds being raised going towards MAMAFest.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday night can be bought from the Rumblin’ Tum, Ardrishaig, Argyll Book Centre, Lochgilphead, or online at www.mamafest.co.uk and day events are free.
The Signal Fires will make a return to this year’s MAMAFest.
A few friendly faces are likely to make an appearance at the family funday.