Skerryvore launches Oban Live 2018
SKERRYVORE might be used to touring the world, but last Wednesday the band made their way round various venues in Oban to launch next year’s Oban Live event.
The boys visited Oban Airport, Tesco Oban, Bun Sgoil Achadh na Creige/Rockfield Primary School, CalMac’s Oban ferry terminal and the town’s train station.
They ended the day with a ticket giveaway, in which five pairs of tickets and two VIP tickets were given to random winners.
This came as an exclusive ticket offer was featured in last week’s Oban Times.
Readers were able to make the most of a 48-hour local ticket offer, which sold out in record time, saving 36 per cent on fullprice tickets.
Speaking on Wednesday night, Skerryvore accordion player and organiser of Oban Live Daniel Gillespie said: ‘It’s great to get round the town again and visit all the businesses.
‘Hopefully, we will have another successful event. It’s been amazing so far and we have been lucky with the weather. A big thing for us is to develop Mossfield and hold more events.’
Discounted early bird tickets for Argyll’s largest live music event have sold out in record breaking time.
Pauline Clifford from Oban Live said: ‘Details on the next batch of ticket sales will be released very soon. Stay tuned for this and exciting announcements about Oban Live 2018 artists.
‘The Oban Live team had a fantastic day touring around Oban with Skerryvore on November 1 which finished off with the launch of Oban Live 2018 in Station Square. Thanks to everyone who made it along and well done to all the winners of the first tickets.’
Skerryvore’s Alec Dalgleish, left, and Craig Espie give top tips to Rufus Hughes, Rose MacInnes and Eilidh Holton.