Mhor Fes­ti­val Launches Sum­mer Fes­ti­val Line-Up

The Oban Times - - Scotfest17 - For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.mhor­fes­ti­ 26th - 28th May

Mhor Fes­ti­val, Scot­land's most spec­tac­u­larly-lo­cated, food, drink and mu­sic fes­ti­val, launches their full line-up which in­cludes Lorna McNee, Scot­tish Chef of the Year and Phil Kay, pre­vi­ous win­ner of Bri­tish Com­edy Award Best Live Stand Up.

Run by Tom and Lisa Lewis and fam­ily, Mhor Fes­ti­val takes place on the banks of Loch Voil in the Perthshire High­lands dur­ing the May Bank Hol­i­day week­end (26th – 28th). The fes­ti­val is sup­ported by Even­tS­cot­land, part of VisitS­cot­land’s Events Direc­torate.

For the first year ever, Mhor Fest will be host­ing an all star fe­male chef line-up for the cov­eted Mhor Feast (Fri­day 26th May). Lorna MacNee, Scot­tish Chef of the Year will serve up her sig­na­ture dish, along with a course each from Rosie Healey of Ot­tolenghi fame; ‘ The Café Girls’ of Café St Honore; Marysia Paskowska of Monachyle Mhor.

A lim­ited num­ber of 100 Feast tick­ets are avail­able. Pre­vi­ously sell­ing out within days, tick­ets for the 5-course din­ner are only avail­able on a lottery ba­sis.

Across the week­end fes­ti­val­go­ers will be amongst a se­lec­tion of Scot­land's best ar­ti­san pro­duc­ers in­clud­ing; L’Art Du Vin wines, Glen­goyne High­land Sin­gle Malt Scotch whisky and Great Glen Char­cu­terie.

Tom Lewis, Chef Pro­pri­etor of Monachyle Mhor and Co-Founder of Mhor Fes­ti­val, said:

“Mhor fes­ti­val is more than a food fes­ti­val – it’s a great party with an ex­cel­lent line up of our favourite chefs, DJs and mu­si­cians. This year we’re ex­cited to wel­come sell-out record­ing artist, Ray Har­ris, Daft Funk and The Fed­er­a­tion Of The Disco Pimp, win­ners of the Sun­day Her­ald Cul­tural Awards ‘Best Live Per­for­mance’ last year.”

New for this year, the Fes­ti­val will host Cinemor77, a mo­bile cinema housed in a yurt, equipped with cush­ions and bean­bags for guests to en­joy a se­lec­tion of in­de­pen­dent films on.

A fes­ti­val for all ages and tastes, along with award-win­ning chefs and mu­si­cians, the line-up in­cludes the tra­di­tional raft race, aerial trapeze per­for­mances, bread mak­ing work­shops and bak­ing com­pe­ti­tions, cir­cus skills work­shop, the omelette chal­lenge, disco yoga, and much much more.

Paul Bush OBE, Di­rec­tor of Events at VisitS­cot­land, said: “We are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing Mhor Fes­ti­val, in what prom­ises to be a fan­tas­tic fam­ily event. Scot­land is the per­fect stage for events and the team have brought to­gether an­other strong pro­gramme this year. With live mu­sic, theatre, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, and of course, a great se­lec­tion of lo­cal food and drink on of­fer, there re­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­one to en­joy.”

Mhor Fes­ti­val has been run­ning since 2012 as an ad­di­tion to the ever-grow­ing ‘Mhor’ brand. Be­gin­ning as a two day event, it has now grown into a three day fes­ti­val due to its pop­u­lar­ity. Over the years, the Lewis' have wel­comed chefs in­clud­ing the two Miche­lin-starred An­drew Fair­lie; AA rosette-win­ning Fred Berk­miller; BBC Kitchen Café pre­sen­ter Neil Forbes, and Roy Brett, award-win­ning Chef Pro­pri­etor of On­dine.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions in­clude camp­ing in the fes­ti­val grounds; 'glamp­ing' in the Mhor Bell Tents; or stay­ing in one of the lo­cal ho­tels and B&B's.

Day tick­ets are avail­able from £20 for an adult, while a week­end camp­ing pass be­gins at £75. These can be bought on­line at www.mhor­fes­ti­­ing. Fes­ti­val and camp­ing tick­ets for un­der 16’s are free of charge.

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