The 2020 Arran Rock, Blues & "Beer" Festival

Write up of 2019 festival
By Ross Muir FabricationsHQ 

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Organised by 
Lamlash Events 
in conjunction with 
The Pierhead Tavern (PHT).

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  • Local businesses and artists are showcasing their produce, arts & crafts.

  • Food from local suppliers Arran Fine Food and Taste of Arran, The Arran Butcher.

  • Local Real Ale from Scotland will be in abundance both in casks in the marquee and PHT
  • Whisky tasting sessions in the marquee bar

2020 Details coming soon.
26th-27th Sept 2020

Sat 27th July 2019

12 noon till 10pm
8 Bands play at Marquee
Lamlash Green

More Bands and Jam session at P.H.T
Until 12pm

Artist Line Up

Sun 28th July

Marquee 1pm till 5pm

P.H.T Jam session and Band from 3pm till 6pm


Ticket price includes confirmed access to the marquee on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July plus, if capacity allows, all music at The Pierhead Tavern.                                    

Children & young people up to age 14 are free when accompanied by an adult. 
No admittance to young people or children under the age of 14 without an adult or under 18 after 10pm.

50% Discount for Arran Residents
Sixty discounted tickets available for Arran residents only at £10 per person directly purchased from The Pierhead Tavern. Evidence of permanent residency must be provided for each purchase.

See  T's & C's 

Tickets available from:
Tickets Scotland ,
The Book & Card Shop in Brodick ,
The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash 



Order your festival T-shirt and pickup at the Festival. 

Sizes:  small, medium,L, XL XXL
contact us with your name and size 

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Tom Russell, Scotland’s Godfather of Rock DJ’ing, will be the 2019 event’s compere.

The Arran Rock N Blues Fest is delighted, and not a little honoured, to be able to announce that Tom Russell, Scotland’s Godfather of Rock DJ’ing, will be the 2019 event’s compere.

A well-kent face and well-known voice to gig-going and radio listening rock fans of all era and ages, Tom hosted the successful and long-running Friday Rock Show on Radio Clyde before hosting shows on Rock Radio 96.3, which broadcast across Central Scotland, and Real Radio XS, Manchester.

In 2012 Tom, who in his time has interviewed a veritable who’s who of rock, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish New Music Awards ceremony.

In 2016 he released his autobiography The Godfather of Rock, providing a behind the scenes look at his life, rock music and radio.

Tom currently hosts his own Rock Show on Rock Sport Radio, Glasgow. 

About the Festival

The Isle of Arran is one of the loveliest and most relaxing switch off spots in Scotland and over the decades has gained a reputation for live music, from the more traditional folk nights and bar band residencies to Malt and Music festivals and playing host to the likes of Slade in 1971 just prior to the glamtastic success of their then future.

"Scotland in Miniature" became the backdrop for the inaugural Arran Rock ‘n Blues Festival in July 2018 where six bands produced a day to remember and put The Arran Rock ‘n Blues Festival on the map.

Read Ross Muir’s review 
of the 2018 Festival


Get involved

Sponsor us - the festival is being run with money raised by Lamlash Events, grants and sponsorship. Donations of sponsorship will be gratefully received. Please contact us.

Volunteer - the festival needs people to make the day go smoothly including the following roles
1. a registered security permit holder - doorman or woman
2. someone to look after the bands in the hospitality area
3. stewards
4. stage hands

Stall holders & local craft sellers - we will obtain a market sellers licence so that local businesses and crafts people can hold their stalls at the event on Saturday & possibly Sunday. If you are interested in putting your own stall at the event we would like a minimum donation of £10 from artists or small businesses.

Food outlets - if you are interested in expanding our food offering please get in touch with details of your food operation and hygiene standards. 

Accommodation: If you have accommodation available for Saturday 27th July please contact us and we will happily advertise this on our website. See list below.

Promotional opportunities - we are happy to promote all our sponsors on our website and in our programme. Please see the following requirements for sizes of adverts and prices for inclusion in our programme. 

Promotional  sizes and prices

Festival info  

Ferry - Book the ferry early  if you are bringing a car.
Bus times
Arran Motors Taxis : 01770700345
Kilmory community minibus can be hired as transport.

Middleton's Caravan & Camping park have availability however would like visitors to the Arran Rock 'n Blues Festival to prebook if possible by calling 01770 600251/600634 or sending a message to
Cost is £6 per person (£3 6-15 years old)
Then £3 for a 2 man tent
£6 for a large tent
Motorhome £6
Hook up £5
Kilmory Haven - sleeps 23 - Kilmory minibus can be hired for transport.  Caravans and WW2 bunker in Kildonan with seaviews prices from £25 per night. 

Accommodation at Lochranza Centre. £35.00pp B&B (twin room) OR bunk rooms from £20.00 per person (4-8 occupancy).

The Pierhead Tavern
Hooked & Cooked fish &chip van
Arran Vegan Group,
The Old Pier Café

No alcohol or glass can be bought into the festival site. Reusable souvenir cups will be available to purchase in the bar area of the marquee. Scottish licensing laws will apply including Challenge 25 policy and children will not be allowed at the bar area.

Seating will not be provided in the marquee so please feel free to bring a blanket. A limited number of portable chairs will be allowed within the marquee for those with additional needs however due to a limited capacity of 500 the majority of the audience will be expected to stand. Everyone is welcome to bring chairs to sit in the food area & the green outside the marquee. 
Taxis on Arran
A.R.C Private Hire 07776082752,
Arran Private Hire 07769652042,
Island Taxi Service 07802542495,
SSK 07570914342,
Arran Taxi Company 07967587481  

Walking Map


27th  /  28th Sept 2020


Marquee on Lamlash Green and the Pier Head Tavern on the Isle of Arran Scotland


01770 600418 
or  use the contact form