I hope you’re all looking forward to Fynefest this year because it’s shaping up to be a great event. It takes place between 2-4 June 2017 and it only costs £60 per person for a weekend full of good fun, good drink and good food. The tickets will be digital so make sure to print out a copy or have it stored on your phone because you won’t be admitted to the site without presenting a valid ticket.
While I’m talking about tickets Fynefest, taking on board comments from the previous year the festival is offering tickets at a reduced rate for those living in the local area (Inveraray, Furnace, Strachur, Lochgoilhead, Arrochar and Cairndow) those rates are as follows Saturday day tickets for £16.25 and weekend tickets (without camping) for £25.
But whether you’re local or not there’s one thing for sure there’s a lot to do and see this year at Fynefest. There’s plenty on offer for those who like a beer or two, the team at Fynefest do their best to bring a variety of fine drinkables to the event from IPAs to craft beers to lovely glasses of bitter. Basically if you like a drink then there’s something here for you, with cask and Keg offerings aplenty. You can’t just buy drinks though, to purchase beer at Fynefest 2017 you need to pick up beer tokens at the token point. There is a bar that does accept cash, that would be the Brewery Tap and they can also provide tokens if you need a top up throughout the event. The tokens generally get you a half pint of beer but the exact amount depends on the style/strength/availability of the beer.
While Fynefest is undeniably about Beer there’s also plenty for those who like to eat. At Fynefest you’ll get to taste a wide range of foods from the local area, from venison burgers, to stovies and pizza. A few big names supplying food are Loch Fyne Oysters, Winston Churchill Venison, The Real Mackay Stovie Co and Ecko Eats. So you’ve been fed and watered but what’s a festival without music and again Fynefest doesn’t disappoint. This year they’ll be at least three stages for live music.
Here’s a breakdown of just some of the music for the event:
Friday: Bombskare, Josephine Sillars, Acoustic Butterfly, The Fog artisans and plenty of others
Saturday: Dr Hip & The Blues Operation, Have Mercy, Las Vegas, Heron Valley, Bevvy Sister and plenty of others.
Sunday: Josephine Sillars, Le Club Locarno, Mic Clark and Dr Hip’s Wee Sister.
First Published on: The Student Advertiser (Page 16)