Curtain Up!


The 33rd Orkney Folk Festival kicks off today, signalling the start of four days of concerts, ceilidhs, clubs, sessions, workshops, talks and more throughout the county.

Ticket sales have already surpassed the highest totals for any previous year – held jointly by the 30th anniversary weekend, in 2012, and 2014 – with well over 6,000 sold. Box office revenue figures have also been smashed, with this weekend’s advance sales a full ten per cent higher than the previous record. The festival board anticipate that, after the event, that figure will rise to an increase of around 12 to 13 per cent in all.

Of the 32 events on offer, between tonight and Sunday, 20 have already sold out – again,...

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Spotify Playlist

We’ve created a Spotify playlist for this year’s festival, featuring most of the acts appearing. Check it out to get you in the mood!

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Join the Fiddlers’ Rally!


If you fancy taking to the stage during the festival, and picking up some new tunes into the bargain, why not join in with the Fiddlers’...

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New t-shirt design, through Orkney College partnership

T-Shirt Design

No trip to a festival would be complete without purchasing a limited edition piece of merchandise, and this year we are delighted to have partnered with...

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