History of the Festival

Thanks to Alex McAllister for writing and producing the music – The Battle o’ Glutanlachmhor. Thanks to Eoin Bruce for creating the video and to everyone included in the images for taking part in the event.

Matured for over 30 years.

Welcome to the fascinating history of the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival! This iconic event has been drawing music lovers from all over the world for decades, and its story is both rich in tradition and steeped in culture.

The origins of the Festival can be traced back to the early 1990s. From humble beginnings, the Festival quickly grew in popularity, attracting diverse performers and audiences alike.

Over the years, the Festival has become an integral part of the local community, with businesses and residents coming together to support and participate in this beloved event. From traditional Scottish music to contemporary rock and pop, the Festival offers something for everyone, and its vibrant atmosphere and stunning coastal setting make it a truly unforgettable experience.

As you delve deeper into the history of the MOKFEST, you’ll discover a rich tapestry of stories and legends, from the local musicians who first conceived the Festival to the countless performers and fans who have made it a success over the years.

So whether you’re a lifelong fan of the Festival or a newcomer looking to discover the magic for the first time, you’re sure to be swept away by the incredible history and spirit of the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival.

Over 3 decades of memories

Year 29
With Elephant Sessions | Trail West
Year 28
With Tide Lines
Virtual Festival
Year 27
With Manran | Dougie MacLean
Year 26
With The Time Frequency (TTF)
Year 25
With Peatbog Faeries
Year 24
With The Time Frequency (TTF)
Year 23
With Treacherous Orchestra
With The View
Year 21
With The Fratellis
Year 20
With The Saw Doctors
Year 19
With The Bootleg Beatles
Year 18
With Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
Year 17
With The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Year 16
With Justin Currie