MAMAFest rock­ing and rolling into Ar­dr­ishaig

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LEISURE -

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.

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The Sig­nal Fires will make a re­turn to this year’s MAMAFest.

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A few friendly faces are likely to make an ap­pear­ance at the fam­ily fun­day.

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