One of the most crucial sources of income to keep the festival going is the invaluable support from Festival Patrons – just like you! Whether you’re 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:

  • Priority ticket access
    Patrons can buy two adult tickets per event, per patronage, plus unlimited children’s tickets.
  • 30% off travel with NorthLink Ferries
    Valid between Saturday 21 May and Saturday 4 June 2022. Discount applies to standard passenger and vehicle fares, but is not applicable on cabins.
  • 10% off festival merchandise
    Orkney Folk Festival merchandise only. Tickets and artist merchandise not included.

Thank you for supporting the festival.

2022 Festival Patronage

The Patronage sale for the 2022 festival is now closed. You’ll be able to buy Patronage for next year’s festival in early 2023.

Patron Plus

We also have an additional tier of support – the year-round Patron Plus scheme.

For a monthly direct debit of at least £5, you’ll be entered into the Patron Plus draw which pays out half the total cash value collected from the scheme that month (currently over £250), with the other half directly benefitting the festival. A contribution of £5 per month (£60 per annum) gives you one number in the monthly draw, £10 gives two, and so on.

As a Patron Plus member you’ll also receive the benefits of Festival Patronage listed above.

To register for Patron Plus, we must take a few details from you. If you would like to find out more, or sign up, please email us at