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

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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.

Moët & Chandon return to Oban Live as sponsors

Oban Live has announced that the world-renowned luxury brand Moët & Chandon will return to Oban Live for a second year as event sponsors.

Visitors can celebrate the event in style as Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial and Moët Ice Impérial will be on offer at Argyll’s biggest open-air live music event.

And here is how it tastes:

Moët Ice Impérial has been specially created for serving on ice. Accordingly, it has a characteristic fruity intensity, richness in the mouth and fresh finish. 

The flagship of Moët & Chandon since 1869, Brut Impérial is the most accomplished  and universal expression of its style.  It reflects the diversity and complementarities of the three champagne grapes and the richness of the region’s best vineyards to reveal the magic of the world’s most loved champagne.

Lively and generous, Brut Imperial distinguishes itself by a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity, that continually seduce and delight.

Daniel Gillepsie, Managing Director at Oban Live said: “To have such a luxury brand as Moët & Chandon not only support the event but also return for a second year is a huge honour. As a request from the audience in our pilot year of Decade,  the champagne bar last year, unsurprisingly, was a real hit with our audience. It gives us great pleasure to offer the audience the option to really celebrate in style with this little taste of luxury!”

Gemma Leisegang, account manager at MoëtHennessy said: “Moet & Chandon are delighted to be supporting the second year at the Oban Live festival.  Moet & Chandon is the worlds most loved champagne. It embodies the true spirit of generosity, grandeur and pioneering spirit. Every second a bottle of Moet & Chandon Pops and we invite you “celebrate the now” at our exclusive champagne bar.”

Oban Live 2017. Join the party June 2 & 3. Tickets on sale now HERE

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.

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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!”

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

SKERRYVORE
SKIPINNISH
WE BANJO 3
ADMIRAL FALLOW
RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE
CEOL AN AIRE & THE ARGYLL CEILIDH TRAIL
(special collaboration for Oban Live)

PLUS MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED EARLY NEXT YEAR

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.

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.”