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.

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)