Best dressed ship event at MOK Fest 2019

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The Mull of Kintyre Music Festival has just announced that it has added a new event to this year’s Saturday daytime activities.

The festival has teamed up with Sailing and Cruising Northern Ireland
to create the MOK Fest 2019 Best Dressed Ship event at the harbour front on Saturday August 24.

The ships will be on display from 11.30am at Campbeltown Marina and the event will close with a performance from the Kintyre Schools Pipe Band at 12.30pm.

The pipe band will then march up Main Street, Longrow to Well Close to open the festival’s Up the Close event, which features live music from ‘a new hope?’, ‘Gubbed’ and ‘we.R.soul’.

There will also be a dance performance from Dance Legacy and children’s entertainment from the Funky Chicken, as well as the usual the community group, craft and food stalls.

The winner of the Best Dressed Ship will be announced at Up the Close.

Chris Cardwell from Sailing and Cruising Northern Ireland said: ‘With boats coming from N Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, Sailing and Cruising Northern Ireland will be participating with events in Campbeltown and up to 15 boats dressed to provide a fantastic nautical backdrop for events in the harbour.

‘We look forward to a fun packed weekend and this being an annual event for the group.’

MOK Fest event manger Iain Johnston of JIG Events added: ‘The festival team is delighted to team up with Sailing and Cruising Northern Ireland for this new event which should be a great addition to the festival Saturday activities.

‘We would like to firm up our links with Sailing and Cruising Northern
Ireland and with 2020 being the Visit Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters this will make a fantastic annual addition to the event.’

Caption: Sailing and Cruising Northern Ireland will be running the event with MOK Fest.