Festival Overview

16th – 20th August 2017

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival Heritage Trail Walks.
Hear Campbeltown’s history on a waterfront walk.

Wed 16th August

Festival Gaelic Concert (£8)
Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown
Following last year’s successful inaugural concert, the Gaelic Concert turns Ceol into an old fashioned ceilidh house with great tunes, stories, songs and fantastic chorus singing.

Thursday 17th August

Young Folk Night (£7)
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown 
This is a showcase for the young musical talent of South Kintyre.

Friday 18th August

Kintyre Schools Pipe Band Parade (FREE)
Main Street, Campbeltown 
Piping at its finest on parade on Campbeltown Main Street.

Festival Ceilidh Night (£16 / £8 for children)
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown, Doors 7.30pm 
Heron Valley, Rose Room, Dalriada Connections Band and Kintyre Schools Pipe Band.

Saturday 19th August

Grand Parade, Starts Kinloch Road, Campbeltown 12.30pm (FREE)
This annual event with a carnival atmosphere just gets bigger and better every year. Groups, organisations and individuals are encouraged to join in the fun featuring the
Festival Cup and Phoenix Shield awards as well as the usual cash prizes for the best dressed floats.

Doon the Green” 1.00pm (FREE)
Kinloch Green, Campbeltown 

An air concert with local stalls, crafts, free live music in an afternoon extravaganza that includes children’s entertainment with the Funky Chicken

Festival Club 1.00pm (FREE)
A huge music session featuring many artists who perform on stage over the weekend.

Saturday Traditional Concert (£16)
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown (Doors 7.00pm)
The Shee with Jim Malcolm and MC Arthur Johnstone.

MOK Fest Saturday Night Concert in the Vic (£TBC)
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown, (Doors TBC)
Peatbog Faeries, Bombskare and more TBC.

Sunday 20th August

The Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery Dalriada Connections Concert (£12 incl sponsors miniature)
Heritage Centre, Campbeltown (Doors 1.30pm)
Artists from across the Pan Celtic world joining Gillian Frame, Ciaran Mulholland (NI), Rhuvaal, The Lorne MacDougall Trio, Scooter Muse (USA), The Dalriada Connections Band, Ross Kennedy and many more artists from across the Kingdom of Dalriada feature in this hugely popular concert.

Survivors Night Concert (£22)
Victoria Hall, Campbeltown 
Local pop rock and traditional bands join Il Brasso, Session A83 and much more at this legendary concert.




    • admin Post author

      Hi Michael,

      The festival is held in Campbeltown in Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. It’s 136 miles from Glasgow by road and there is also a ferry from Ardrossan to Campbeltown which runs from Fri – Sun over the summer months.

      Let me know if you need anything more.


    • admin Post author

      Hi Liz, sorry for the late reply. Yes you can bring your camper van, you can come by road or on the Ardrossan – Campbeltown ferry. There is a Holiday Park at Machrihanish where you can book in for the weekend. I hope this helps. Iain

  • Helen

    Is the last ferry back on Sunday early evening to Ardrossan, none on the Monday morning?
    Oh and are there any open mic stages?

    • admin Post author

      Hi Helen, the last ferry is at 16.55pm on the Sunday. There is an open mic on the Sat & Sunday afternoon in one of the local bars and there is a music session in the Argyll Arms Hotel on the Sat from 1pm -5pm

  • Watkin Lees

    Is there a festival club venue. Are there any trad music informal session venues/pubs? Thanks,

    • admin Post author

      Hi Watkin, yes there is a session on the Sat afternoon in the Argyll Arms Hotel. There are other informal sessions over the weekend, live music in the pubs and bars as well as the ticketed and free open air concerts.

  • Lettie007

    It would be great to see this event moved to mid summer or beginning of August..not when schools elsewhere in the country are just going back…

    • admin Post author

      Thanks for your enquiry Lettie007. We chose this weekend 24 years ago as we realised that the tourist season in Campbeltown was over by the end of the first week in Aug and the accomodation providers and local businesses could do with a boost later in Aug. We also checked the Festival calendar across Scotland and noticed that this weekend did not clash with any other events. In addition we wanted to make sure that we did not clash with any piping or brass band events and championships as we felt it was important to have the local pipe and brass bands involved in the event.

      I hope this helps you to understand why we hold the Festival the week after the World Pipe Band Championships and the week before Cowal Games.

      Best wishes,

      MOK Fest.


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