Saturday Manran
& Linden
Sunday Skipinnish
& The League of Highland Gentlemen

•Support bands include Camans, Dr Hip and the Blues Operation
Heron Valley, James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band, The Lush Puppies, and many more
•Cooking demonstrations; local produce prepared by local celebrity chefs
•The award winning Food from Argyll Group, West Beer and the George Hotel cocktail bar
•The award winning Loch Fyne Whisky marquee and unplugged stage
•Free activities for the children including climbing walls, archery and art tables
•Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the all the latest news on the performers and chefs

Online Ticket

Festival ticket are on sale now. Click below for ticket options.

Online Bus & Ticket

Discounted bus and festival combo ticket. Buses will run from Glasgow, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Arrochar, Dunoon and Oban. Click below for detail ticket options and departure times.

Failte/Welcome to the Best of the West Festival

an 'end of season, start of winter' showcase held annually in the grounds of Inveraray Castle. The Festival is a two day celebration of local food, drink and music.

"Best of the West is the best kept secret. This Music Festival presents excellent local artists in a unique venue. Brilliant Experience."


This family weekend includes two days of music and song with performances in both English and Gaelic. The festival has a strong focus on young local talent as well as the best of the established performers. Keep up to date with the latest artist annoucements by following Best of the West on Facebook or Twitter. Links below.

Food and Drink

Designed to showcase the best of Argyll's culinary larder. A feast of fabulous food, inspiring cookery demonstrations and mouth-watering master classes awaits you at #BOWFest2016. Eight local celebrity chefs will be cooking their signiture dishes in the festival kitchen throughout the weekend in our seated theatre.


The ideal way to discover your favourite west coast malt is in Loch Fyne Whisky Shop marquee and includes the amazing unplugged BOWFest Whisky Stage with accoustic sets through out the weekend. An absolutely world-class melding of sophisticated whisky education and tasting in the shadow of Inveraray Castle; what more could a whisky lover ask?

Arts, Crafts & Activities

The Business Gateway marquee is a showcase of the very best artists and makers on the West Coast exhibiting quality art, craft and design. The activity area includes the childrens marquee which will host art workshops, face painting and outdoor activities featuring archery, climbing walls, bungee trampolines, bouncy castle, bucking bronco and tea cups.

Best of the West Festival 2016 Sponsors

Best of the West Festival (BOWFest) has been made possible by the generous support of our many sponsors. BOWFest is proud to acknowledge the help of the following corporate sponsors, without whose generosity the festival would not be possible.

Ready to party?

10th and 11th of September 2016 Sat 11:00-19:30 Sun 11:00-18:30