MILLPORT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL IS SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES AND UNDER 14s ARE FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT.
FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES
FRIDAY, AUG 30
SATURDAY, AUG 31
SUNDAY, SEPT 1
\\ HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Early Bird Tickets will be available for only a limited time and quantity. These start from just £15.00 ranging to £50.00 for the whole weekend plus fees. One ticket gives you access to all four stages.
For a full break down of this please visit the GET TICKETS page.
\\ CAN WE PAY ON THE GATE FOR THE FESTIVAL AND MUSIC VENUES?
Only if we have tickets left which we cannot guarantee. Make sure you don’t miss out and get your tickets here!
\\ I’VE PAID FOR MY TICKETS, BUT THEY HAVEN’T ARRIVED – HELP!
In accordance with our Environmental and Sustainability Policy you will NOT receive a physical copy of your ticket this year. Instead you will receive it via email from Eventbrite at the time of purchase in the form of an attached PDF that can be printed. Your ticket will also be available via the Eventbrite app and website. On the day, you will collect a wristband from the ticket office in the Garrison House festival grounds. More information on this can be found HERE.
\\ DO YOU OFFER TICKETS FOR UNDER 14s?
Yes, under-14s are entitled to free tickets which should be obtained by the adults who will accompany them (maximum of two Under-14s per adult ticket-holder). Please note that all under-14s within the festival venues must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
For the avoidance of doubt, anyone 14 or above must pay the standard price to enjoy all elements of the festival.
\\ WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY A BOOKING FEE?
A booking fee is applied to each ticket by our ticketing provider in order to cover a variety of operational costs to efficiently and safely ticket the event. This includes contributing to software development to fight against online fraud, setting up the ticket types on their websites and dealing with customer service queries and staffing. Without this charge, many of the essential infrastructure requirements that make the event run smoothly would not be possible.
These booking fees are an industry standard and we have capped fees applied to our tickets at 10%. We are aware of other events that charge in excess of this amount and have been proactive to manage this.
\\ HOW IS THE FESTIVAL SET OUT THIS YEAR?
We have four festival stages this year all within the grounds of Garrison House, access to which requires a wristband, as well as the Grand Parade and other entertainment.
Stages include the fantastic Nashfield open air concert stage towards the rear of the Garrison House grounds, the Maverick Acoustic Venue near the College St. entrance; Cactus Jack’s marquee near the Clifton St. entrance and a designated Wounded Knee line-dancing venue in the DA Hall (also accessed via Clifton St.)
\\ WHERE IS MILLPORT?
Millport is on the beautiful Isle of Great Cumbrae, which is in the Firth of Clyde in the West of Scotland. For detailed information on how to get to Millport please CLICK HERE.
\\ CAN WE ARRIVE EARLIER THAN FRIDAY?
Of course, you can! The festival takes place in the centre of the town of Millport and so, as long as you have your accommodation sorted out, you can stay as long as you like. If you are travelling on the Saturday or Sunday for the day, then we encourage you to arrive as early as possible to avoid any delays and congestion while getting onto the island.
\\ DO I HAVE TO PAY TO PARK MY CAR?
Only street parking is available in Millport, but please be aware that spaces within walking distance of the festival are extremely limited and bringing your car is likely to prolong the time taken getting on and off the island. Please carefully consider leaving the car at home and using public transport to get to and from the festival.
\\ IS THERE AN EXTENDED FERRY SERVICE THIS YEAR?
Yes. On Friday 30th August, the last ferry will be at 10.30pm leaving Cumbrae Slip. On Saturday 31st, CalMac Ferries will operate an extended service; you must be at Cumbrae Slip no later than 10.30pm if you wish to travel. On Sunday 1st September, the last ferry will be at 8.30pm leaving Cumbrae Slip.
Last ferry on Friday night at 10.30pm requires vehicles to book with the Largs office on 01475 674134, no requirement for foot passengers to book.
CAMPING, GLAMPING & MOTORHOMES
\\ IS THERE A CAMPSITE?
Please note that there will be NO CAMPING within the grounds of Garrison House. Camping will be available at Millport Golf Club, located approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the festival site. Further details, including campsite rules and how to book can be found on our Camping page CLICK HERE.
The campsite will be available from noon Thursday 29th August until noon Monday 2nd September. Please note that motorhome or caravan spaces are limited, but there is plenty of space for tents.
\\ DO YOU OFFER ANY ‘BOUTIQUE CAMPING/GLAMPING’ OPTIONS?
A glamping option is available for those that “don’t do camping” provided by Bell Tents Scotland. Details and how to book can be found HERE.
\\ CAN I BRING A MOTORHOME OR CARAVAN?
Yes, you can but be aware that it will cost you more to bring it across on the ferry and due to space restrictions the festival campsite can only take a very limited number. Please note that there are NO waste disposal or hookup facilities available.
\\ ARE THERE ANY OTHER TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION OTHER THAN CAMPING?
There is lots of self-catering and guesthouse accommodation available on the island, however unfortunately this books up very quickly for the festival each year. Keep and eye on our Facebook 'Attendees Group' for any accommodation that becomes available that we are aware of alternatively a list of accommodation providers can be found on millport.org
\\ I’M REGISTERED DISABLED, CAN I HAVE A FREE CARERS PASS?
Yes, but we will need to issue this through prior arrangement. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and our folks will sort it out. We will require proof of DWP DLA benefit, and request that you leave it no later than Friday 23rd August to get in touch. We’ll also do our best to arrange any special requirements.
Please read the full Policy for Equality and Accessibility HERE
\\ WHAT FACILITIES WILL YOU PROVIDE FOR DISABLED VISITORS?
There are disabled toilets throughout the festival site, as well as a disabled viewing area at the Nashfield and Cactus Jack’s venues. Access to all of the venues is relatively flat and will be via path or walkway. Limited Blue Badge parking spots will be available in the Garrison House grounds (please email in advance to check on availability). Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs that we can address for you: email@example.com
\\ ARE THERE CASH POINTS IN MILLPORT?
Yes. There is a Bank of Scotland branch with an ATM at 42 Stuart Street and cashback is available from several local shops throughout the town, but we do advise you to bring sufficient cash for your stay on the island.
\\ WHAT FOOD AND DRINK IS AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Provision of food and drink will be plentiful, as will be the choice. Expect a wide array of different local food vendors, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. Each venue within the festival site has a well-stocked bar selling everything you’d expect and you can expect the prices to be reasonable.
Only food and drink purchased in the Garrison House festival grounds may be taken into the venues.
Don’t forget that MCMF takes place within the heart of the town of Millport. Local cafes, restaurants and bars are all within walking distance of the main festival site.
\\ WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL?
It is up to you what you bring but please note that within the public areas, the Garrison House and concert site grounds there will be restrictions on alcohol, drugs, weapons etc. All patrons will be subject to search at the behest of Security.
In Nashfield only, folding camping chairs will be allowed within a specified area and must be organised in accordance with stewards instructions. Note that folding chairs WILL NOT be permitted in the other three venues, which will already have their own limited seating arrangements. We will have a designated storage area for folding chairs which may be used at the ticket holder’s own risk.
\\ CAN I BRING MY DOG?
ONLY guide and service dogs are permitted within the festival venues. While dogs are permitted in the Garrison House grounds and many of the local venues are usually dog friendly, the town and festival will be extremely busy over this weekend, so we would advise against it.
\\ CAN I HAVE A STALL AT THE FESTIVAL?
Local businesses are highly encouraged to be part of the festival. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what you would like to sell and your credentials for doing so.
\\ WHAT IS COUNTRYLINE AND HOW DO I GET MY CODE?
Millport Country Music Festival has teamed up with CountryLine, the must have app for Country Music fans, to offer every ticket holder a year’s FREE premium membership. CountryLine will be bringing you exclusive interviews with many of the acts appearing at the festival before the weekend and also cover all the fun at Millport so you can relive it again. As a premium member you will also get “access all areas” to all the fantastic features that CountryLine has to offer including backstage interviews, music videos, podcasts, gig footage, exclusive sessions and much, much more.
The code to claim your FREE premium membership for CountryLine will be included in your tickets email.