Alongside Corporate Sponsorship and support from public bodies, one of the most crucial sources of income in keeping the festival going is the invaluable support from individual Festival Patrons – just like you! Whether you are a regular attendee or a first-timer, you can become a Patron or join the year-round Patron Plus scheme – both of which not only assist the festival enormously, but also entitle you to great benefits in return.
Patronage for the 2017 festival is no longer available (as of April 16, 2017). Patronage for the 2018 festival will become available in January.
For just £20, patrons qualify for:
- 30% discount on travel to Orkney with NorthLink Ferries
Valid for travel from/to mainland Scotland on dates surrounding the festival, on passenger and vehicle fares only (cabins not included).
- Priority ticket booking
During the window of exclusivity, patrons may purchase two adult tickets per event, per patronage, plus unlimited children’s tickets.
- 10% off festival merchandise
O.F.F. merchandise only, tickets and artiste merchandise not included.
On buying patronage, you will be asked to create an account – or sign back into one from either 2015 or 2016, if you were with us last year. Please make sure your login details are memorable, as you will need them to access tickets during their advanced sale period.
Please also be aware that although we use PayPal as our online payment processor, you do not need to have a PayPal account to buy from us. On checking out, you must still click the yellow “Pay with PayPal” button, however on the following page there is an option underneath PayPal’s login fields to “checkout as a guest”. Thereafter the process is the same as ordering from any site – but backed up by PayPal’s encrypted, secure servers.
Alternatively, we have an additional tier of patronage – the year-round Patron Plus scheme, where participants are entered into our monthly prize draw, whilst also receiving the above benefits. For a monthly direct debit of at least £5, Patron Plus members are entered into a draw which pays out half the total value collected from the scheme, with the other half going directly to benefitting the festival. A contribution of £5 per month (£60 per annum) gives the participant one number in the monthly draw, £10 gives two, and so on.
To sign up to Patron Plus, we must take a few more details from you in order to set up a direct debit – drop us a line here, and we’ll send you the short form.
NB: This is for Patron Plus only – regular Patronage can be bought online, as above.