MOK Fest Change of Date for 2018

We would like to announce that next year’s Mull of Kintyre Music Festival will move to a week earlier to accommodate the change of dates for the World Pipe Band Championships and Piping Live.  The date for next year will be Aug 8th – 12th.

Historically the festival date was set so that it would not clash with any existing festivals in Scotland, we also took into consideration the dates when the local pipe and brass bands would have other commitments. This meant that we have held the last 25 festivals between the World Pipe Band Championships and Cowal Games which has always been the 2nd last Sat in August.  This year the World Pipe Band Championships and Piping Live have moved forward a week to accommodate another event which will be held in Glasgow and after much discussion we have decided to swap the dates with these events. This will be for 2018 only.

We have looked at the Festival calendar in Scotland and the weekend of Aug 8 – 12 at present has no other large festivals and to ensure that Kintyre Schools Pipe Band could take part next year we have made the decision to move the date of next year’s event.

We realise that many of the regular visitors who attend the festival like to plan their accommodation and travel arrangements well in advance so by making the decision now it will give everyone time to plan for next year.

We have some exciting plans already in place for next year’s event and we will announce these over the next few months.  If you wish any further information please contact us at and there will be regular updates on our website at and our social media accounts.

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