This year the MOK Fest headlined with Dundee rockers the View and extended the event by another day by adding the Festival Gaelic Concert, which headlined with Norman MacKinnon.
The new Gaelic Night Concert was held at Ceol Campbeltown and has now become a huge festival favourite with a global audience. The Sat night concert at the Vic and multi-award winners Braebach headlined the Traditional concert supported by Marc Duff and Hamish Napier.
The Festival Ceilidh featured its first country band, with Honest Sam and the Dealers playing the concert set and the Nicky McMichan Ceilidh Band also performing. The Mitchell’s Glengyle Dalriada Connections Concert is headlined by Breton guitarist Soig Siberil and a host of local and visiting musicians also performing. That evening Slainte Davaar Allstars returned to headline the Survivors Night with the aforementioned Kintyre Schools Pipe Band, Twisted Melons and Gilchristians.
The 2014 festival was also the end of an era for the event when our regular festival hotel, The White Hart, closed its doors in early 2015. The festival organisers were extremely sad to see the hotel, which had been the base of so many sessions and tunes, close. We would like to thank all the staff and owners for their hospitality over the years.