Gig in the Goil announces Virtual Festival

Argyll Holidays boutique festival Gig in the Goil has announced full details of ‘The Virtual G’ – its first ever online event.

The award-nominated weekender – which has moved its fifth birthday to Halloween – will play host to almost 40 live acts from across the country between 1st – 3rd May – the dates when their festival was initially due to take place.

Highly tipped Mark Sharp and Luke La Volpe are among a diverse line-up which also features Stewart Douglas from rising Edinburgh outfit Wrest, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Kerr James and former UK chart-topper Ted Christopher. The festival has roots in traditional music and members from Scottish trad bands Heron Valley and Trail West will also appear over the weekend.

The acts will perform from midday until midnight on the Gig in the Goil Facebook page, with the festival promising ‘backstage footage’, highlights, interviews, and cocktail recipes on their Twitter and Instagram across the weekend.

The Virtual G is in aid of The Trussell Trust, supporting UK foodbanks, and Event Manager Ross Coutts is excited about what it holds – “It’s been a tricky time for everyone, like many other festivals we were forced to postpone our event, and although it was the right decision it leaves many people disappointed. We hope this virtual festival will give music-lovers some enjoyment, a chance to let their hair down and enjoy a fantastic array of artists whilst raising money for a brilliant cause. The support from the artists has been incredible as well, with some terrific talent performing over the three days”.

The event has already raised more than £200 for The Trussell Trust and is well on the way to its £1000 target. Donate now at

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