ButeFest organisers await licence decision

Skerryvore are among the bands booked to appear at ButeFest, taking place in Rothesay from July 17-19.
Skerryvore are among the bands booked to appear at ButeFest, taking place in Rothesay from July 17-19.

Tuesday, June 23 is the moment of truth for the organisers of the inaugural ButeFest music and arts festival as they discover whether a licence has been granted for the event.

Members of the Argyll and Bute Licensing Board will consider whether to grant an alcohol licence for the event, taking place in Rothesay from July 17 to 19, when they meet in Lochgilphead.

The board’s decision will allow Argyll and Bute Council officials to decide on the capacity for the festival and the hours during which it will be allowed to operate.

Aidan Canavan from ButeFest’s organising committee said: “We don’t see any reason for them to say no. We’ve put in an enormous amount of work, and we’ve sold so many tickets that it would be embarrassing for it not to go ahead.”

Bands booked to appear at the festival include the Peatbog Faeries, Treacherous Orchestra, Skerryvore, Stanley Odd and Federation of the Disco Pimp.