Scottish supergroup Skerryvore will celebrate their 15th anniversary next year with a special one-day festival branded ‘XV’ in the grounds of Inveraray Castle, Argyll.
Taking place on Saturday 6 June, this day of celebrations will see Skerryvore welcome to the stage 15 special guests and acts who they have worked with over their 15 years at the centre of the contemporary Scottish traditional music scene.
With a growing fanbase worldwide, having enjoyed tours of not only the UK and Europe, but also USA, Canada and Australia, the eight-piece band are looking forward to playing an exclusive 15th anniversary against the iconic backdrop of Inveraray Castle.
Skerryvore co-founding member, Daniel Gillespie, said: ‘We look forward to welcoming people from all over the world to Scotland on 6 June to celebrate this milestone for the band.
‘It has been such an incredible global journey for us all recently but we wanted a very special location in Scotland for this event and we are thrilled that it is Inveraray Castle with its proximity to both our adopted home of Glasgow and our native west coast where the band formed.
‘We’re really excited about bringing so many friends and bands onto the stage with us and we can’t wait for everyone to experience what we promise will be our most spectacular show to date.’
The Duchess of Argyll of Inveraray Castle, said: ‘We are really excited to be hosting Skerryvore for their milestone celebration. To have one of Scotland’s most loved and respected bands at Inveraray Castle is a huge privilege for us and we are looking forward to welcoming them and their fans to the castle in June.’
Fans of the band will get special pre-sale access to tickets from 10am on Monday 9 December with general sale commencing at 10am on Tuesday 10 available from xv.skerryvore.com
Forming on the Isle of Tiree in 2005, Skerryvore is the brainchild of brothers Daniel (accordion) and Martin (pipes, whistles and accordion), alongside friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals). Welcoming the addition of Craig Espie (fiddle), Jodie Bremaneson (bass), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Scott Wood (pipes and whistles) – the inimitable eight-piece have gone from strength to strength with two MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards for ‘Live Act of the Year’ as well as hosting their own 5,000 capacity festival Oban Live for the past four years.
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and an iconic and must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. Set in beautiful grounds and gardens, with some of the most stunning scenery in the whole of Argyll on its doorstep, event go-ers will have the opportunity to not only access exclusive castle parking but also camp on the grounds and the surrounding area. Tents and campervan spaces will be available to buy when tickets go on sale.
There will also be a limited number of VIP tickets that include an exclusive tour of the castle and early entry to a welcome reception hosted by the band members.
Event organisers have also partnered with EventConnect to provide the XV Express bus service that will take attendees from Glasgow, Oban, Dunoon and Lochgilphead directly to the event site and back again at the end of the night. Tickets can be purchased when purchasing event tickets from xv.skerryvore.com