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.

Buy Patronage for the 2019 festival HERE

For just £20, patrons receive:

  • priority ticket access
    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 18 May and 1 June, 2019. Passenger and vehicle fares only; overnight cabins not included. Bookings must be made directly with NorthLink Ferries, quoting a discount code issued on confirmation of festival patronage purchase.
  • 10% off festival merchandise
    Orkney Folk Festival merchandise only. Tickets and artist merchandise not included.

When buying patronage, you will be asked to create an account with the festival’s booking platform, or can sign back into one created any year from 2015 onwards. Please make sure your account details are memorable, as you will need them to log back in, in order to purchase tickets during the priority sale period.

We use PayPal as our online payment processor, however you do not need to have a PayPal account to buy from us. At the online checkout you must still click the yellow “Pay with PayPal” button, and on the following page there is an option underneath PayPal’s login fields to “checkout as a guest”.

Patron Plus

On top of Festival Patronage, we have an additional tier of support – the year-round Patron Plus scheme.

For a monthly direct debit of at least £5, Patron Plus members are entered into a draw which pays out half the total cash value collected from the scheme that month (currently £150), 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.

Members of Patron Plus also receive all the benefits of festival Patronage, above: priority ticket access, discount ferry travel with NorthLink Ferries, and discounted festival merchandise.

To register for Patron Plus, we must take a few details from you in order to set up a direct debit – please email us, and one of the team will be in touch shortly.