With just ten days to go, tickets are getting quite thin on the ground – out of 36 events, 24 have sold out, totalling in excess of 6,000 tickets! Here’s a condensed rundown of the 12 gigs still with some availability:
Sanday Ceilidh (requires overnight stay); Academy Club
St Magnus Way Launch Concert; Per Mare – Haven inside the Bay; Family Concert; Lunchtime Club; Afternoon Concert; Pickaquoy Concert; Longhope Ceilidh (requires an overnight stay)
Family Concert; Fiddlers’ Rally; Sunday Tipple
Browse the programme here: http://www.orkneyfolkfestival.com/programme/
And grab your tickets: http://bit.ly/2pOaN4O
Now that the initial opening rush on tickets has passed, and with just over three weeks to go, we still have a good spread of availability over the weekend – but if you’re thinking of coming, we advise moving fast!
To date 20 out of 36 shows have sold out, totalling over 5,700 individual tickets – but we still have 16 crackers with some space left:
FRIDAY – The Orkney-Norway Connection, Sanday Ceilidh, Academy Club
SATURDAY – St Magnus Way Launch, Per Mare – Haven Inside the Bay, Lunchtime Club, Family Concert, Afternoon Concert, Pickaquoy Concert, Harray Ceilidh, Longhope Ceilidh, Song Club
SUNDAY – Family Concert, Fiddlers’ Rally, St Margaret’s Hope Concert, Sunday Tipple
All tickets are available online.
Following exceptional early demand, we are pleased to have been able to find a bigger space in Stromness to host the very popular ‘Per Mare – Haven inside the Bay’ event taking place on the festival’s Saturday morning.
With the Royal Hotel having sold out very quickly, the foy will now be held just up the road in the Stromness Kirk (where they are also holding a soup and sandwich lunch afterwards), allowing many more folk to hear about Stromness’ rich history and characters.
If any Patrons missed out on tickets for this event over the weekend, and perhaps haven’t been in touch with us in hope of a waiting list (we always try!), you can now buy tickets online once again.
Tickets go on sale to Festival Patrons at 10am on Saturday 22 April. As with recent years, all sales are online – there are no over-the-counter sales until the week of the festival itself, in May.
All that you need to login, and gain access to tickets, is the email address used when signing up for patronage, and the password created at that time. There is no other access code(s), or anything else needed. If you have forgotten your password, there is a link underneath the login fields to reset it. This is done entirely online, within the site.
Whilst we expect the first few hour of sales to be very busy, our Box Office software has a few measures built in to manage this demand – most notably a queuing system that will activate if and when the website traffic reaches a high capacity. Should you be placed in the queue (the website will display a numbered place in line, rather than the events), do not refresh the page for any reason as you may lose your place. You will be updated as you advance through the queue.
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