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 2018 festival is no longer available. Sales will reopen for 2019 in January. 

For just £20, patrons qualify for:

  • One weeks’s priority ticket booking
    During the window of exclusivity, patrons may purchase two adult tickets per event, per patronage, plus unlimited children’s tickets.
  • 30% off ferry travel to Orkney, from mainland Scotland, with NorthLink Ferries
    Valid on the Scrabster-Stromness and Aberdeen-Kirkwall routes, between 19 May and 2 June. Passenger and vehicle fares only; overnight cabins not included.
  • 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 created any year from 2015 onwards. 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 whilst 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, and then 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 that month, 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 register for Patron Plus, we must take a few details from you in order to set up a direct debit – however sign-up are currently suspended until June, when they will reopen for the 2019 festival.