The 2018 festival programme is now available – view here.
The 36th Orkney Folk Festival comprises 35 ticketed concerts, as well as a few free events, workshops and innumerable pub sessions, across May 24-27. Some 49 artists, totalling around 200 musicians, will perform over the weekend, with visitors from as far afield as Quebec and Newfoundland in Canada, to Melbourne, Australia, welcomed to Orkney by the isles’ own thriving folk scene – which itself accounts for around two thirds of the line-up.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday 28 April, with a week’s advance access available to Festival Patrons, from Saturday 21st. For further information, or to sign up (though don’t hang around – membership for 2018 closes on Saturday 14 April), read all about Patronage here.