Up the Close returns for MOKFest 2021

From top to bottom: The Democrats, Twisted Melons and FLING.
From top to bottom: The Democrats, Twisted Melons and FLING.

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Returning to this year’s Mull of Kintyre Music Festival (MOKFest), Up the Close will be held at Springbank Distillery tomorrow (Saturday) from 1pm to 4.30pm.

The outdoor event will include performances from The Democrats, Twisted Melons and FLING who are guaranteed to entertain the audience with a mixture of rock, funk, soul and pop music.

Campbeltown piper Ross Conner will open the event and there will be surprise guests announced beforehand.

The event is free, however, donations are welcome on entry.

As usual, the event will be licenced with food on offer in the catering area.

It wasn’t possible to arrange for local stands and stalls this year although there will be a chance to buy tickets for the concerts in the Victoria Hall and Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

MOKFest organisers have also announced that Mull of Kintyre Sea Adventures will be running tours of the harbour from 10am on Saturday.

With the event already well under way, tonight’s Friday Night Ceilidh with Scotia Ceilidh Band, Wee Toon Tellers and the Dalriada Connections Band starts at 8pm in the Victoria Hall.

Tomorrow, Campbeltown Heritage Centre hosts the Traditional Concert with Da Birlinn and the Claire Hastings Trio with doors opening at 7pm.

The Glen Scotia West Coast Rocks Concert with Tide Lines, Beinn Lee and Rhuvaal in the Victoria Hall opens its doors at 7.30pm. This event, as with all the Victoria Hall concerts, will allow dancing and the audience to sing along to each of the bands.

The Sunday afternoon Kilkerran Dalriada Connections concert has Ross Couper and Tom Oakes, Ainsley Hamill with Alistair Iain Paterson, Lorne MacDougall and a host of guest artists.

On Sunday night, the doors of the Victoria Hall open at 7.30pm for the legendary Survivors Night with Campbeltown’s own supergroup Slainte Davaar Allstars.

Joining them on stage will be Rhuvaal, we.R.soul, Alex, Archie and Arran McAllister, Gilchristians and Session A83.

Alison M Leith will MC the Saturday and Sunday night concerts in the Victoria Hall.

Tickets are still available for all four concerts from www.ticketweb.co.uk, AP Taylor on Campbeltown’s Main Street and at Up the Close.

Tickets will also be available at the doors if there are any unsold.