Orkney Friends

By joining Orkney Friends, you can support the continued success of our volunteer-run festival and the part it plays in celebrating folk music.

There are great benefits for you in return:

  • Exclusive events during the festival weekend: Book free tickets for exclusive events during the festival, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Early ticket access: Buy tickets in advance of the general sale. Your ticket allowance covers one event per programme timeslot, meaning you can buy tickets across the weekend but not for two events happening at the same time.
  • 10% off festival merchandise: Save money on your Orkney Folk Festival merchandise, excluding tickets and artist merchandise.
  • Discounts on your travel to Orkney, subject to annual sponsorship: We work closely with NorthLink Ferries to provide generous discounts between mainland Scotland and Orkney for the festival, via their annual sponsorship awards. This is granted on a year-by-year basis, and we’ll confirm if a travel discount is available as soon as we can each year.

Membership levels

We offer five levels of Orkney Friends memberships for up to ten adults, allowing larger groups to buy tickets together:

  • Two adults plus children: £60
  • Four adults plus children: £120
  • Six adults plus children: £180
  • Eight adults plus children: £240
  • Ten adults plus children: £300.

There’s no cap on the number of children’s tickets Friends can buy for each event, as long as it’s within the available ticket capacity.

Memberships last for 12 months and are offered on a rolling annual basis.

Become an Orkney Friend

Orkney Friends memberships will be on sale between 1 December 2023 and 29 February 2024 ahead of the 2024 festival.

If you have any questions please check our FAQs. If you can’t find the answer to your question you can contact us at friends@orkneyfolkfestival.com.