‘Heartbreak’ as Mànran’s tenth anniversary gig switched to 2021

As well as Manran, pictured, the anniversary shows' line-up due to also feature Skerryvore, Dougie MacLean, Donnie Munro and the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band. NO F12 Manran
As well as Manran, pictured, the anniversary shows' line-up was due to also feature Skerryvore, Dougie MacLean, Donnie Munro and the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band. NO F12 Manran

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Mànran’s 10 by the Ben gig, that was rescheduled to take place in July, has been cancelled for this year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Organisers say they are ‘heartbroken’ to confirm the development.

‘We are devastated to be making this announcement as it was our wish to bring a new and exciting music event to Lochaber this summer,’ said An Aird Events.

‘However, the safety and well-being of our attendees, artists and staff are of the utmost importance to us and with the uncertainty around how long the current pandemic will take hold for, alongside the restrictions currently in place, the decision has been taken out of our hands and we have been left with no choice but to cancel this year’s premiere edition.

‘This truly is an exceptional situation and it is an incredibly challenging time for all of us. We have been working hard behind the scenes to put another festival together to replace ‘Mànran: 10 by the Ben’ and we have provisionally booked a further postponed date of Friday April 2 Saturday April 3 2021.’

Mànran has confirmed it will be available to headline the Saturday night of next year’s festival and is in conversation with some other great Scottish acts.

Organisers added: ‘Our team of volunteers has made this its top priority so we can commit to those that have bought tickets that these will automatically transfer to the Easter weekend festival next year. All ticket buyers have been emailed with the email address used to buy tickets.’

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