Millport Country Music Festival 2023


If you are a fan of country music and festivals, you may have heard of the Millport Country Music Festival, which has been running since 1995 on the Isle of Great Cumbrae in West Scotland. The festival has featured many talented artists from Scotland, the UK, Ireland and the US, and has attracted thousands of visitors every year.

A Sad Farewell

However, you may also have heard the sad news that the festival will not return in 2023. The event organisers announced this decision on Facebook, citing commercial, financial and personal factors as the reasons behind it. They also thanked everyone who has supported the festival over the years and helped them bring such a wonderful event to the island.

The news came as a shock to many fans and artists who have enjoyed the festival in the past. The last edition of the festival was held in August 2022, after being cancelled for two years due to the pandemic. The 2022 festival was a success, with performances from Candi Carpenter, Robert Vincent, Alyssa Bonagura, Kezia Gill, Sunny Sweeney, Tim Prottey-Jones, Two Ways Home, Ruthie Collins and many more.

The festival was founded by Willie Dunlop and his wife Christine, who wanted to bring country music to their island. They started with a small event called the Millport Country and Western Weekend, which grew into a three-day festival with multiple stages and venues. The festival also supported local businesses and charities, and promoted tourism and culture on the island.

The festival has been praised for its friendly atmosphere, its diverse line-up and its scenic location. Many fans and artists have expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the festival on social media, and have shared their memories and photos of their experiences. Some have also expressed their hope that the festival will return someday in the future.

For now, we can only say goodbye to Millport Country Music Festival and thank them for 25 years of amazing country music. We can also look forward to other country festivals that are planned for 2023 and 2024. If you want to know more about them, you can check out this website.

Highlights from 2022 Millport Country Music Festival

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