High spirits for Oban Live’s VIPs as Jose Cuervo confirmed as VIP sponsors


Jose Cuervo tequila, the number one tequila in the world, as well as the oldest, most-recognised and most-awarded, are sponsors of this year’s VIP area at Oban Live.

Especial Tequila Reposado is rested in American oak for up to six months to add caramel notes and soften the full finish, creating a smoother spirit with oak notes and a golden colour.

And it’s not just tequila on offer. Thanks to the company’s brand Proximo Spirits UK, Bushmills Malt and Kraken Rum will also be served behind the event bars too.

Kraken Rum will be the key ingredient in the event’s chosen cocktail – The Kraken Perfect Storm: Kraken black spiced rum, lime and ginger beer! All VIP ticket holders receive a complimentary cocktail as part of their exclusive package.

The drinks brand said: “The line-up at Oban Live looks fantastic this year and Proximo Spirits UK are proud to be sponsoring 2017. We look forward to serving up Cuervo Margaritas, Bushmills & Apple and The Kraken Perfect Storms.”

Daniel Gillespie, Managing Director of Oban Live added: “What a treat for our VIPs to have a taste of the Carribean in their complimentary cocktail this year! With thanks to Jose Cuervo for their kind sponsorship.”

Limited VIP tickets are left. Don’t miss out visit www.obanlive.com/tickets. Join the party, June 2 & 3.

Strongbow and Strongbow Dark Fruit announced as drinks partners for Oban Live

Oban Live is set to be a fruitful occasion after the event team has officially announced that Strongbow and Strongbow Dark Fruit are drinks partners for Oban Live.

The refreshing ciders will be a hit with the Oban Live audience, providing the perfect refreshment as they enjoy live music performed by an impressive line-up.

Held at Oban’s famous shinty ground, Mossfield Stadium, Oban Live is the biggest live music event in the region of Argyll & Bute and takes place on June 2 and 3. Last year’s inaugural event attracted 7,800 people to Oban, a pretty coastal town in the West Coast of Scotland. The line-up this year includes legendary household names Hue And Cry and Toploader as well as a number of Scottish and Irish traditional music stars and Celtic rockers such as Skerryvore, Skipinnish, Tide Lines, We Banjo 3, Trail West and more.

On tap behind the bar will be Strongbow Original, a blend of bittersweet cider apples, grown and pressed in Herefordshire, plus Strongbow Dark Fruit, a crisp apple cider combined with a refreshing blend of Dark Fruit, delivering Strongbow’s signature cut-through refreshment.


Also, with thanks to Strongbow, beer on tap this year will include Foster’s lager and Caledonian Coast-to-Coast Pale Ale.

Daniel Gillespie, Managing Director for Oban Live said: “Oban Live is delighted to have Strongbow and Strongbow Dark Fruit on board with the event this year and we thank them for their support. Having such a high quality, globally recognised brand on offer all adds to the visitor experience. Our audiences this past two years have been amazing and are always really up for it during the live performances – between all that jumping and dancing, Strongbow cider will be the perfect solution for our thirsty crowds!”


Want to know who’s playing when at OBANLIVE 2017 – Here’s the running order so far!

We have a few more special guests still to announce and a space reserved especially for a local act to be chosen by you! More info on this coming soon……


Good News!

The remaining tickets for OBANLIVE 2017 will go on sale on Saturday 28th Jan at 3pm…..

PLUS….over the next week we will be announcing LIVE on Facebook another THREE exciting new additions to the lineup. The first announcement comes tomorrow evening (friday) at 8pm….

Make sure you stay tuned to the OBANLIVE Facebook page to find out who it’s going to be!!!!!

First acts revealed for Oban Live 2017

(special collaboration for Oban Live)


Argyll’s biggest live music concert, Oban Live, has today announced the first six acts confirmed for the event on June 2 and 3 next year.

Glasgow’s Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire will take to the stage to perform tracks from their newly released album Swithering, an album co-produced by admired Scottish producer Paul Savage (Mogwai, Emma Pollock, Admiral Fallow). Since releasing their eponymous album in late 2013, the band has been named International Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Scottish Variety Awards and also played a five-night residency on The Late Late Show in the US which reached over 12 million viewers.

Also on the line-up is Admiral Fallow, a band formed in 2007 by five Glasgow-based students of music. They released their adored debut album, Boots Met My Face, in 2011 and its widely-acclaimed successor, Tree Bursts In Snow, the following year. Their extraordinary third record, Tiny Rewards, has received many plaudits since its release in May 2015.

Tiree born Skipinnish and Irish quartet We Banjo 3 are back by popular demand. Feedback from the 2016 Oban Live survey revealed the two bands as the audiences’ top favourites. It’s been a big year for We Banjo 3. Their latest record String Theory went straight to Billboard World number 1. They also played for President Obama on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, last year’s Friday night headliners, Skipinnish, have been busy working on their new album due for release next year. The band is well known for their combination of traditional Highland and contemporary sounds.

Skerryvore return to get the audience jumping to their unique fusion of traditional music and urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. The band has become an international sensation since forming in Tiree in 2005, selling over 54,000 albums to date. The audience will be treated to tracks from the group’s new album, due for release in 2017.

Oban locals Ceol an Aire and The Argyll Ceilidh Trail will join forces to open the show on Friday June 2, 2017. Ceol an Aire was formed seven years ago following the success of the first Argyll Ceilidh Trail. This one-off team are currently getting to work on some new songs and sets that are sure to kick Oban Live off with a blast.

Early bird tickets, with a 25% discount off regular ticket prices, go on sale to the general public at 12pm, Saturday December 3 for a limited time only. Those hoping to buy early bird tickets are advised to get in early as the offer is whilst tickets last.

The remaining headline acts and dates for the full ticket release will be announced early next year.


Worried about bringing piles of cash to Oban Live?

No need……..We will be accepting card payments at all of our bars and in the merchandise tent both card payments and cashback will be available!


It has come to our attention that many people think that Oban Live is sold out.

This is NOT, we repeat NOT the case and tickets are still available for both the Friday and Saturday and the full weekend.

Please help us to spread the word by sharing this post and letting everyone know that it is not too late to get your hands on tickets for what is set to be an absolute belter of a weekend!

Many thanks


Last minute decision???

We are delighted to announce that tickets will be available at the gate on both Friday and Saturday!!!!

Tickets will be on sale from the Love Oban Wagon located Mossfield Ave and will be priced:

Adult – £65
Concession – £55
U-18 – £45
U-8 – Free (with paying adult)

Adult – £35
Concession – £30
U-18 – £25
U-8 – Free (with paying adult)

Adult – £45
Concession – £40
U-18 – £35
U-8 – Free (with paying adult)


Full timings for both Friday and Saturday are now available! See below to find out when your favourite acts are appearing at OBAN LIVE




Oban Live have announced sponsorship from some of the world’s most recognised drinks brands – with Moët & Chandon and Jägermeister having come on board as drinks sponsors at this year’s inaugural event, which will take place in Oban’s Mossfield Park on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May.

VIP ticket-holders will be able to enjoy exclusive cocktails in the Jägermeister VIP Area, including Root56– a cocktail of the renowned liqueur with ginger beer, lime and cucumber, as well as the Black Spice, a refreshing long drink made with cola and Jägermeister Spice, a new variant of the traditional drink with enhanced notes of vanilla and cinnamon.  For all other concert-goers, Ice Cold Jägermeister will be available on tap at bars throughout the stadium.
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Oban Live organisers have also arranged for an official Moët & Chandon bar, which will provide the world-famous champagne, as well as other wines, after attendees at last year’s Decade gig asked for the tipple to be on the menu.  The world famous champagne will also be available for VIP ticket-holders at a bar in the dedicated lounge.

Limited VIP tickets and general tickets available HERE

Daniel Gillespie, Oban Live Artistic Director, said: “We’re over the moon to have some of the most renowned drinks brands on board to support Oban Live this year.  We are always thrilled to work with these brands, so to have them sign up to support the first year of the event means a lot to us all.  Tickets are selling fast and there are now only 70 VIP tickets remaining, so we’d advise everyone to grab theirs to avoid missing out on what is guaranteed to be an amazing weekend of live music enjoyed along with amazing drinks from some of the world’s leading brands.”
Samantha Green, Events Manager at Mast-Jaegermeister UK, which distributes Jägermeister in the UK, said: “Festivals are where our audience spend their free time and share their passion for music, so we’re excited to be at this year’s Oban Live. Oban’s eclectic line up reinforces Jägermeister’s music heritage and the event is the perfect setting for VIP guests to enjoy Jäger cocktails, including the Root56 – a delicious summer serve that will feature heavily on the 2016 festival circuit.”

Gemma Leisegang Business Development Executive West Coast of Scotland, said: “Moet & Chandon the Champagne of Success and Glamour since 1743 is delighted to be supporting this year’s Oban Live. The VIP area is the ideal place for guests to enjoy the worlds most loved champagne while listening to the excellent talent performing at the festival.”