Celtic rock legends Capercaillie are among the big names coming to Oban for a huge two-day open air concert this summer.
And organisers have hinted at more excitement yet to come, with the main headline act still to be announced.
Oban Live is the brainchild of popular folk rock band Skerryvore.
They were inspired after the success of their 10 year anniversary ‘Decade’ show at Mossfield in Oban last year, which sold 6,000 tickets.
Following an exhilarating set at Celtic Connections at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow at the weekend, Skerryvore yesterday announced the first acts joining them for Oban Live on May 13 and 14.
The line-up includes Julie Fowlis, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Skipinnish, and the legendary Capercaillie, who will be joined by multi-award winning Irish group We Banjo 3 who will visit Argyll as part of their world tour.
Skerryvore will be joined by special guests Blair Douglas and former Silencers frontman JJ Gilmour as they return to the scene of their special Decade concert last May.
Skerryvore piper Martin Gillespie said: “We are absolutely delighted that the biggest names in Celtic music are coming to Oban in May for the first Oban Live.
“Many of these acts have been musical icons of ours that provided the inspiration to our sound and development, so to share the stage with them is a real honour and very exciting for us – and to think we still have the headline act to announce.”
A limited number of discounted early bird tickets will go on sale at noon on Saturday .
The decision to follow up the Decade event was in response to feedback in a visitor survey and independent economic impact report.
Daniel Gillespie, Skerryvore band member and director of Decade, said the band had been blown away by the response.
He said: “Decade will be a concert we will never forget and we were all completely overwhelmed by the turnout and support of the event.
“What we didn’t expect is for 99% of attendees to want to do it all again.
“Following much discussion and thought, we are delighted to launch Oban Live, an event to celebrate the town, community and incredible atmosphere of Oban.”