The Best of the West Festival 2012 – aka BOWfest – has the string taut and the bullseye in the sights for a fabulous event this Saturday and Sunday – 15th and !6th September.
Today the framework of the tents was going up, the Castle was as pretty as always and the grounds were looking magnificent.
Where else would you get anywhere near the Red Hot Chilli Pipers [as well as everything else] for a fiver for the day – or the Red Hots and Skerryvore – with 14 other bands and 23 west coast whiskies to taste – along with Food from Argyll producers and craft stalls for £8 for the full two days?
Don ‘t be daft. An opportunity like this won’t come again.
This weekend you can do just that (if you get your ticket now – on the day is more expensive) – and if it rains it doesn’t matter, All the main attractions are under cover and the music tent holds 800.
This weekend you can also see and hear an absolute musical one-off: The Kintyre Schools pipe band seniors and juniors will be playing along with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. This will be one to awaken the embers of something.
There are loads of outdoor activities for everyone from children upwards, some adventurous and including country sports.
All the details of the event’s delights are here – Have you got your ticket for BOWfeast? - and ticket details, as from the event itself, are below. As you can see, it pays to get the tickets now.
‘Unsold tickets will be £8 per day on the door. Early bird ticket can be purchased at The George Hotel, Loch Fyne Whisky Shop, Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Fyne Ales and online below for £5 per person / day ticket and £8 per person / two day weekend ticket. Children under 16 go FREE! Please keep a copy of your Paypal reciept which can be exchanged for a wristband at the event.’
You’ll see [top] the billboard for the event alongside the castle’s own nameboard at the entrance which is just at the entrance to the town from the north on the A83.