Great entertainment lined up at Oban Winter Fest

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How about popping along for a night out in a pop-up venue at Mossfield Park, Oban, to hear some favourite local bands during Oban Winter Festival?

The organisers promise two great nights in the huge inflatable white ‘igloo’ dome, complete with a dance floor, which can take 200 party goers.

The Mossfield fun begins with a family night out on Friday November 23. You can hear two of Oban’s favourite bands, Chunks and Neon Sheba, along with Calum Jones and the Trad Project.

‘Members of the committee heard Calum and the band at the Tiree Music Festival and knew they must book him for Winter Fest,’ said a spokesman.

The music will play from 7pm to 10pm, with the gates open at 6.30pm. The evening is billed as an alcohol-free, family-friendly night out with plenty of eats from Duntarran Foods.

Chunks will celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary next year, during which time they have grown to be one of Oban’s most popular bands. Neon Sheba’s rock fusion also a firm favourite in town.

The following night the venue and the alcohol-free emphasis on family fun continue with the same venue, times and food the same but this time you get to pick the music at a silent disco.

Headphones will be on offer to listen through to two different music tracks, or take your own music along and plug the ear phones in. A venue of people all dancing away to their own choice of music is a sight to see.

There will also be spots where you can take along your own playlist for it to be included for others to enjoy.

Remember there is also another ‘igloo’ at this year’s Oban Winter Festival. There will be one for storytelling and enjoying snacks in during the night of magic and adventure for children when the woods at Glencruitten will be transformed into an illuminated backdrop.

The festival programme is published this week – be sure to pick up your copy!