OBAN LIVE NEWS

MOET & CHANDON AND JÄGERMEISTER ANNOUNCED AS SPONSORS FOR 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.”

SUDDENLY I SEE… KT TUNSTALL AT OBAN LIVE

Grammy Award-nominated songstress, KT Tunstall, has been announced as the headline act at Oban Live, with quintessential celtic-rockers Wolfstone and London-based quartet Hunter and the Bear completing the already stellar line-up!

 

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Trad superstars Capercaillie, Julie Fowlis, Skipinnish and many more also feature on the concert’s bill, which has already seen 1500 early bird tickets sell out in under three hours.

General tickets go on sale 12 noon on Saturday 13 February via www.obanlive.com or from www.eventbrite.co.uk.

Oban Live’s inception came about after the hugely successful ‘Decade’ concert, held in Oban in May 2015, generated an incredible £1.1 million for the town and its surrounding areas.  The concert, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of Skerryvore, saw international acts attract crowds from across the world to attend.  Artistic director and Skerryvore band member, Daniel Gillespie, saw the huge potential for an open-air concert in Oban and, as a result, Oban Live was born.

The economic impact of the concert is expected to be double that of Decade and organisers have already had to arrange additional capacity at Mossfield Park to cope with demand.

Daniel Gillespie, Oban Live Artistic Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce KT Tunstall as our headline act at Oban Live.  She is an iconic musician who has been flying the flag for Scotland for many years around the world.  Oban has hosted incredible music events in the past year – including our own Decade event and The Royal National Mod – and we want to continue to celebrate this town’s wonderful community spirit and incredible atmosphere with an event that will welcome people from all over the world to Oban for a weekend of sensational live music.  With the early bird tickets selling out so quickly we advise people to book tickets early to avoid missing out. See you all in May!” 
Oban Live is supported by EventScotland, part of the VisitScotland Events Directorate.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events for VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the inaugural Oban Live through our National Funding Programme. This exciting addition to Oban’s existing portfolio of music events, with its impressive line-up of Trad and international pop artists, will no doubt attract visitors to the town from the local area and further afield.”

Tunstall shot to fame when her debut album Eye to the Telescope earned her a nomination for the Mercury Prize. She later went on to win awards for Best British Live Act and Best Breakthrough Act at 2006 BRIT Awards, then later adding the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song to her trophy cabinet with hit song Suddenly I See.

 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT!

1500 early bird tickets have sold out in under 3 hours! Many thanks to all those who have secured their 2 day ticket.
Details of remaining tickets (including day tickets) will be announced soon along with the Headline act of Oban Live 2016! Can’t wait to see you all in May!

SKERRYVORE LAUNCH ‘OBAN LIVE’

OPEN-AIR CONCERT ON THE 13th &14th MAY 2016 AT MOSSFIELD STADIUM

Returning to Oban for the first time since their 10th anniversary celebrations in May, folk-rockers Skerryvore announced plans to launch a new event that will build on the sell out success of the Decade concert.

OBAN LIVE will be a 2 day open air concert that will again take place at Mossfield Stadium in the heart of Oban’s town on the 13th & 14th of May. The event will again showcase international acts and attract visitors from all over the world. The decision to follow up the Decade event was based significantly on the feedback in the visitor survey and independent economic impact report, with 98.7% of attendees stating they would like an annual event like Decade to be held in Oban.

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