Where is the festival based?

The Orkney Folk Festival is based in Stromness, in the West Mainland of Orkney. One or two events each year take place in Kirkwall, and we also spread concerts and dances spread throughout the county,  however if you’re looking to be in the heart of the festival over the weekend, Stromness is definitely the place to be. You’ll need to get in quick, though – accommodation sells out many months in advance (often long before the programme, or even artists, have been announced).