Oban Live 2017 launches line-up with festive treats for locals

WHAT: Oban Live 2017 launch and giant advent calendar – public prize draw

WHERE: Station Square, Oban

WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 5.30pm.

 

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The team behind Oban Live, which includes band members of Skerryvore, will be touring Oban on Thursday, December 1, spreading the word of the first six acts that will be announced that day for 2017’s big event. They will also be celebrating the start of a 48 hour special Oban Times ticket offer that goes on sale at 11am that day ahead of the early bird tickets going on sale to the general public at 12pm, Saturday December 3.

The team will treat schools and local businesses with visits throughout the day, finally arriving at Oban’s Station Square for an official event launch. Locals are invited to head down at 5.30pm for the unveiling of Oban Live’s giant advent calendar. Behind 24 doors will be fantastic prizes including a pair of VIP tickets to Oban Live 2017, worth £99 each, event merchandise and donated prizes from local Oban businesses. Prizes will be awarded at random via a free raffle. Locals are advised to look out for members of the team handing out free raffle tickets to be in with a chance of winning. There might even be a wee tune or two from the Skerryvore boys as well.  The event will be weather permitting. Any changes to the launch venue will be posted on the event’s social media pages.

Ticket details: 

Special discounted tickets go on sale at 11am Thursday December 1, exclusively to Oban Times readers for 48 hours until 11am Saturday. Full details in The Oban Times December1. Early bird tickets go on sale to the general public at 12pm, Saturday December 3 for a limited time only. Those hoping to claim both The Oban Times and early bird offers are advised to get in early as the offer is whilst tickets last. Dates for the full ticket release will be announced early next year.

2017 line-up:

Six acts confirmed for Oban Live 2017 will be announced in the Oban Live website and in The Oban Times Thursday, December 1. The remaining headline acts will be announced early next year.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS

We are delighted to announce that early bird tickets for Oban Live 2017 will go on sale from Noon on Saturday 3rd December!!!!!
 
These will be of limited availability and on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis, so set your alarms now and make sure you don’t miss out on saving up to 20% on regular ticket prices….
 
Over the coming weeks we will be releasing some exciting information about confirmed 2017 artists and special events so please join us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER to keep up to date.
 
See you in June 2017!

STATEMENT FROM OBAN LIVE REGARDING ‘RED BLAES’ SURFACE AT MOSSFIELD

Naomi Hoolahan, Head Event Director for Oban Live:

“Oban Live has requested information on the removal of the ‘red blaes’ surface from local councillors and Argyll & Bute Council. At present we are waiting for a response. Once we have this information, our event team will look at how and if this will impact plans for Oban Live 2017.

 

It is a huge operational challenge to make Mossfield and the surrounding area safe and accessible for major events, part of this operation includes the use of the ‘red blaes’ surface located at the stadium. This surface is essential not only to the Oban Live event but also to other key events held at the stadium where parking and access is already very limited, especially for those with mobility requirements.”

 

Naomi adds: “Investment in any community asset is a great thing for the town and we hope that the investment in Mossfield will upgrade the current facilities and increase the use of the stadium for events of all kinds. The team are very excited about Oban Live 2017 and look forward to launching the first acts and early bird tickets in the coming weeks.”