Quarter of a century of MOK Fests
FESTIVAL fever is running high in town at the half way stage of MOK Fest’s 25th year.
Tickets, from AP Taylors, are still available for Saturday night’s headline concert in the Vic. In addition, some tickets may also be available at the doors of certain shows.
Ticketed concerts in Victoria Hall and the Heritage Centre featuring Peatbog Faeries, Bombskare, The Shee, Herron Valley, Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey, Twisted Melons, Jim Malcolm, Rose Room, Start Static, Gillian Frame and Tom Oakes are still to come. A unique Snapchat filter is accessible in the town and the silver anniversary MOK Fest can also be followed on Instagram. There is more information about these pieces about social media on the festival’s Facebook page.
This year sees the first Carni-West, formerly known at the Festival Parade. The event starts at 12.30pm and will have a carnival theme.
This year, expect enthusiasm and colour to celebrate 25 years in style and paint the town with Carni-West. The recent rebrand aims to capture the essence of a carnival and promote the Campbeltown spirit.
If that wasn’t enough, prizes will be given out to the most entertaining entry as well as the best motor vehicle winners who will be presented with the Festival Cup and Phoenix Shield after the event.
This year’s Doon the Green bands are Violent Echo, the Democrats and Treble Trouble with dance acts Footnotes and Steps also performing.
The Funky Chicken will be in the children’s field to entertain and face-paint the younger attendees.
The festival sees the return of one of its favourite free events, the Festival Club, which will be held in Campbeltown Town Hall from 1pm to 5.30pm tomorrow afternoon.
This event will also feature the CalMac Culture stage with both Eriska and local band Rhuvaal playing and the MOKFest mega session featuring local and visiting musicians, including many who are performing at the concerts over the weekend.
Eriska who play the Festival Club on Saturday.
Kintyre band Rhuvaal.