When will the programme be published?

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The festival programme will be made available in March. With around 60 acts taking part annually, in 35 events over just four days, and many Orcadian musicians performing in more than one group, it’s a jigsaw that takes some time…

Which events are likely to sell out?

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The Opening Concert, Farewell Concerts, Festival Clubs and country ceilidhs are usually amongst the first to sell-out, however we regularly sell well over 90% of the total capacity – so don’t hang about!

Where can I buy tickets?

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The best way to buy festival tickets is via this website (please note we do not sell through any third-party outlets). Tickets can be purchased by telephone if you do not have internet access, though bear in mind that the festival is manned entirely by volunteers, who access the same stock as those purchasing online…. Read more »

How much are tickets, and when do they go on sale?

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All information on tickets can be found within the tickets section of this website. Tickets generally range in price from £8 – £25, and will go on sale to patrons in April, with around a week’s advance purchasing ahead of their general release.

Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can buy?

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Patrons are entitled to purchase two adult tickets (plus unlimited children’s tickets) per event, per patronage, for the advance period of exclusive booking. Once the remaining tickets are put on sale to the general public, further tickets may be bought. There are no limits to the number that can be bought during the tickets’ main… Read more »

Does my child qualify for free entrance?

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In most cases, no. If he or she does not occupy an extra seat, then yes, however we would not recommend this – for your own comfort, as well as those around you – as concerts can run to three hours. If your child can sit for that long without being a disturbance to others,… Read more »

I’ve lost my tickets… can you help?

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We will try our best to help you out, however will very rarely re-issue any lost tickets. Please contact the box office for further information, should you misplace your tickets.

Can I return spare tickets?

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All tickets are sold on a non-refundable basis. As our venues are relatively small, we kindly ask that you do not buy more tickets than you need as this will most likely lead to others making alternative arrangements around sold out shows. If you are looking for tickets to a sold out event, it might… Read more »

Can I buy a ticket for a single day, or the full weekend?

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All of our events are ticketed individually, and given the nature of our programme it is not possible to offer day/weekend tickets. In turn, this allows you to create the festival programme to suit your budget – you could stack four gigs in each day, or just take in one over the whole weekend, it’s… Read more »