Sat Afternoon Up the Close Event

Up the Close 2020 will be on Aug 22nd

Springbank Distillery Car Park, Campbeltown (Donations towards the running costs of the event are welcome)

The MOK Fest Saturday afternoon event ‘Up the Close’ on Aug 22 will once again take place in the car park at Springbank Distillery.  The fun starts at 1.00pm and runs until 4.30pm with a great mixture of local and visiting bands, children’s entertainment as well as the usual community group, craft and food stalls   


The 2019 event featured: a new hope? Gubbed, we.R.soul, Dance Legacy, Kintyre Schools Pipe Band and the Funky Chicken.

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a new hope?  are one of Campbeltown and Argyll’s most enduring and well respected musical groups. Inspired by classic guitar acts like The Stone Roses, Shed 7 and The Jam, their career that has spanned more than two decades.  The band has performed at legendary Glasgow venues like King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and the ABC and supported the likes of Roddy Woomble and Mull Historical Society.






GubbedFive piece rock covers group Gubbed hail from Ardrishaig are frequent visitors to the town and say they are thrilled to be playing at Up the Close.  The boys will be playing a selection of tunes including classic rock, rip roaring metal, indie delights and dancy funk to jump and sing along to.





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We.R.soul return to perform at their second MOKFest having played a fantastic performance at last year’s Survivors Night.  Bringing together established local musicians and fresh talent they’ve created a sound that is powerhouse vocals, lively rhythm section and dazzling horns all fused into one.  The band promise a set of classic and modern hits, including a few songs you never knew were made to be performed this way




The afternoon will be packed with activities including children’s entertainer Funky Chicken and a dance performance from  Dance Legacy.    Any community groups who wish to book a stall or a food stand please email

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Kintyre Schools Pipe BandThe Saturday entertainment starts on the waterfront this year with a performance by Kintyre Schools Pipe Band at the head of the Quay before the band open the Up the Close event. 


There will also be exciting  new event that will start the Sat activities. Details on this will be announced shortly.



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