Year 13


By 2005 the Festival was selling out yearly, and the committee decided it was time to expand and develop the event again. They hired local events company JIG Events to restructure the Saturday night concerts and add a new event on Sunday. The 6-hour concert, which had been in the Victoria Hall since the start of the Festival, went and two new concerts were created.

The all-seated concert in the Victoria Hall was replaced by an all-standing event, and pop legends Deacon Blue were booked to headline this event with local band, The Twisted Melons, playing support.

The Traditional Concert was created with Campbeltown Picture House hosting as a new event, headlined by Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham. Julie Fowlis and Friends provided support with Arthur Johnstone as MC of this new event.

On Sunday afternoon, the Dalriada Connection Concert was launched to celebrate the ancient links between Ireland, Scotland and the Kingdom of Dalriada.

These concerts increased the tickets available for the event to over 2,000, all sold to an audience now travelling from the USA, Australia and Europe to attend the event each year.

Festival Poster


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