Quar­ter of a cen­tury of MOK Fests

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS - Mark Davey edi­tor@camp­bel­town­courier.co.uk

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.

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