Reviving Lochaber Live: Gary Innes brings back music festival after 30-year hiatus

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The Lochaber Live festival is making a comeback after 30 years, thanks to musician Gary Innes. The event was a highlight on the festival calendar in the 1980s and 90s before scaling down to a smaller concert. Innes, who hails from Spean Bridge, has revived the festival to showcase traditional Scottish music. The festival will take place in Fort William from September 20-22 and will feature performances from Scottish artists such as Tide Lines and Mànran. The event is expected to draw a crowd of 2,000 per night with no age restrictions, making it an inclusive event for music fans of all ages. Innes expressed pride in bringing back the festival to his hometown, and with a lineup of talented artists, he hopes to create an incredible celebration. The festival will coincide with the Camanachd Cup Final, adding to the excitement of the event. Overall, the revival of Lochaber Live has been well-received, with many expressing excitement for the return of this beloved music festival.

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