Year 26


The Festival was held a week earlier than normal in 2018 as we didn’t want to clash with the Worlds, which had moved into our date that year. So it was held on Aug 8th – 12th and due to the success of our first rave in 2015, we once again brought back The Time Frequency to the Saturday night concert in the Victoria Hall.

The traditional music fans and dancers were also well catered for with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Grouse Ceilidh Band, Darren Maclean, Eddie Seamon & Luc McNally, Hecla with Rhuvaal making their debut at the Mitchell’s Glengyle Dalriada Connections concert.

The Festival opened up once again with our Gaelic night as it continued to grow at Ceol Campbeltown, Seafield with Kim Carney and Innes White headlining to a sell-out crowd.

2018 also saw the stunning debut of we.R.soul at Survivors Night and the return of Campbeltown’s supergroup Slainte Davaar Allstars to headline the event.

The Festival Club moved to Kirk Street Hall and we welcomed the arrival of our new Saturday open-air concert ‘Up the Close at Springbank Distillery Car Park. This replaced Doon the Green, which had been cancelled for the two previous years due to wet and windy weather conditions.

Festival Poster


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