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.

Patronage for the 2021 Orkney Folk Festival will be available in January 2021.

For just £20, patrons receive:

  • priority ticket access
    Patrons may purchase two adult tickets per event, per patronage, plus unlimited children’s tickets.
  • 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, PatronBase, or sign back into one created any year from 2015 onwards. Please make sure your account details are memorable – or have your browser save them – as you will need them to log back in, in order to purchase tickets during the priority sale period.

Thank you for supporting the festival.

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 the benefits of festival Patronage, above.

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