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.



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.


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!


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.”


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)


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.”


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!


daily line-up

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.