Best of the West Festival 2017 launches super early bird tickets

The Best of the West Festival of music, art, crafts, food and drink has launched its super early bird tickets for the family-friendly ‘end of season’ showcase held in the grounds of the magnificent Inveraray Castle from 8-10th September 2017.

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A celebration of music that shines a light on Argyll as a prominent and world-class dining, drinking and travel destination, this year sees Best of the West expand its offering with the introduction of a Friday night programme.

Music headliners already booked include: Skipinnish and Heron Valley (Friday 8th September); Skerryvore, Blazin’ Fiddles and Hunter and the Bear (Saturday 9th September) and Eddi Reader, Tide Lines and Dr Hip & the Blues Operation (Sunday 10th September) with many more bands set to play throughout the festival, from local pipe bands, young talent, Gaelic, traditional and modern folk musicians.

And celebrity chefs already confirmed for the kitchen stage include: Graeme Cheevers, head chef of Restaurant Martin Wishart, Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond and Paul Leonard, head chef at The Isle of Eriska Hotel Restaurant, both Michelin star restaurants, with many other local celebrity chefs set to cook up a storm over the weekend.

The Duchess of Argyll, Eleanor Argyll, BOWFest chairperson, said: “This year’s Best of the West Festival looks set to be the biggest and best yet! As well as a fantastic programme of musicians already signed up, we have celebrity chefs, some of the finest craftsmen in the country and a whole host of children’s entertainments to keep all the family busy!”

Inveraray Castle, the jewel in the West Highland’s crown, provides a stunning venue for the event, which is fully under cover. The imposing, turreted castle, sits on the edge of Loch Fyne surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of the west coast. The Festival will take place in the grounds of the castle with the castle itself, hills and loch as a backdrop.

A strictly limited number of super early bird tickets for Best of the West Festival go on sale at 3pm on Saturday 4th March priced at: Weekend Adult £29.50; Weekend Child £14.50; Friday Adult £9.50; Friday Child £3.50; Saturday Adult £19.50; Saturday Child £9.50; Sunday Adult £14.50; Sunday Child £7.50. Children are under 18 years old and under eight year olds are free.

To book tickets go to For further information check out / / @bowfestinfo / #BOWFest2017


For further information please contact John Patrick on 01499 302611

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Date: 27 February 2017