Shetland Folk Festival 2012

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th May 2012
various venues, Shetland Isles, Scotland, ZE1 0PJ, Scotland MAP
£15 for an adult festival ticket
last updated: Wed 11th Apr 2012

The 32nd Shetland Folk Festival shall be held between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th May 2012. The Festival comprises of concerts throughout the isles as well as a Festival Club in Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick with both formal and informal concerts, workshops, a real ale bar, and sessions continuing into the wee hours of the morning.

The Shetland Folk Festival is a non-profit, volunteer driven organisation, dedicated to presenting the best folk music from around the globe to the local community and visitors alike.

Line-up

Treacherous Orchestra, Admiral Fallow, J.P. Cormier & The Elliot Brothers, KAN, Alison Brown Quartet, Lori Watson & Rule of Three, Sprag Session, Mànran, The Hot Seats, Rory Ellis with Perry Stenbäck and Steffan Sørensen, Kasai Masai, Ross Couper and Tom Oakes, Baltic Crossing, KV Express, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, plus more than 50 local bands.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £7 for children, and a family ticket is priced at £30. Individual event tickets are also available. To download a booking form for tickets, click here.

More info

The festival features concerts, workshops, session rooms, food and bar. Most visiting musicians will be in Shetland for the duration of the festival playing at different venues throughout the isles alongside the local acts.

There will be dedicated events for younger audience members featuring Scottish Children Entertainers Allansmagic. The Festival will conclude with the 'Festival Foy' events on Sunday the 6th where most visiting musicians will play three separate 15-minute slots in three different venues.

Camping and other accommodation

Amongst others, there is a campsite at the Clickimin Centre in Lerwick. There are also B+B's, hotels and guesthouses.

Getting there

Ferries
There are daily flights and ferries connecting mainland UK to Shetland but booking is essential at Festival time. Northlink Ferries currently operate the overnight ferry service between Aberdeen and Shetland but early booking is probably essential especially as the first ferry before the festival starts (i.e. leaving Aberdeen on Wednesday 27th April 2011), renowned for impromptu sessions, is likely to be packed with performers.

Plane
You can also fly from Glasgow/Edinburgh and Aberdeen with British Airways to Sumburgh, Shetland's main airport. There are several flights a day.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th May 2012
various venues, Shetland Isles, Scotland, ZE1 0PJ, Scotland MAP
£15 for an adult festival ticket
last updated: Wed 11th Apr 2012


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