Oban Live - the region’s biggest live music event!
A whole stream of talented Scots and Irish artists are lined up to play this year’s Oban Live, Argyll’s largest music event. The concert, which attracted 7,800 visitors last year, takes place at Mossfield Stadium June 2 and 3. Announcing via live stream on Facebook earlier this year, tradfavourites Mànran, Trail West, and Tide Lines, as well as Toploader and Hue and Cry were the latest additions to the line up.
Daniel Gillespie of Skerryvore and artistic director for Oban Live said: ‘We are delighted to announce that Trail West, Mànran and Tide Lines will join us in Oban as not only are they great friends but they are three of the most exciting acts on the Scottish scene today - all bringing their own brand and fusion of west coast music.’
The three bands join an impressive line-up that includes Admiral Fallow, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire, We Banjo 3, Skipinnish, Skerryvore and the collaboration of Argyll Ceilidh Trail and Ceol an Aire. More big named acts will be added to the list very soon.
Celtic rock group, Skerryvore will also be joined on stage by Oban High School (OHS) Pipe Band. OHS Pipe Major, Angus MacColl, said: ‘We are incredibly honoured to be invited to play on stage with the sensational Skerryvore. This is a fantastic opportunity for our young band members to showcase their talents to an audience of thousands, and in their local town, too.’
Daniel added: ‘Angus MacColl is a piping legend and a real hero of ours growing up on Tiree learning to play traditional music, so to have him join us on stage in Oban along with his brilliant group of pupils will be a very special collaboration for us.’
Local talents Ceol an Aire and The Argyll Ceilidh Trail will join forces to open the show on Friday June 2. Ewan Macdonald from Ceol an Aire said: ‘Having seen how incredible last year’s Oban Live was, it is a great privilege to have been invited to open Oban Live 2017. Ceol an Aire was formed following the success of the first Argyll Ceilidh Trail so it is exciting to now be forming a collaboration with the latest line-up seven years on.’
More local talent will be added to the bill as the event team hunt for an unsigned group in an exciting ‘battle of the bands’ competition. Check the event’s website and social media pages for more information.
Tickets to Oban Live 2017 are now on sale. To buy tickets and for the latest line-up announcements, visit www.obanlive.com. Follow the event on Twitter @obanlive and www.facebook.com/obanlive.
Skerryvore at last year’s Oban Live