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Our 40th Anniversary

Friday 30th April is the official 40th anniversary and we are delighted to announce a special night of live music in association with Edinburgh Tradfest.

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Important message from the Shetland Folk Festival Committee

It is with regret that due to the recent COVID -19 pandemic, we have decided to reschedule this year’s Shetland Folk Festival and our 40th celebrations till next year.

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Local Artistes and Programme Launch

Music lovers across the isles can start marking down the days till the 40th Shetland Folk Festival as organisers have launched the full programme and local artist line-up for the event this spring.

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40th Shetland Folk Festival Visiting Artist Line up

The Shetland Folk festival will turn 40 in style this spring with a visiting artist line-up showcasing some of the many festival favourites from the last four decades as well as a host of brand new acts from across eleven different countries. With a range of artists from Oscar nominee Julie Fowlis to a South African choir featured in the line-up, the Festival has again proven itself capable of bringing an eclectic and exciting musical mix to the isles.

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Dates for the 40th Shetland Folk Festival

Dates for your diary in 2020

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Statsraad Lemkhuel - Gigs called off this year

Unfortunately the Statsraad Lemkhuel cannot now take part in the festival this year due to sustaining damage.

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Member Ticket Sales 2019

Online ticket sales for the 39th Shetland Folk Festival will open to early members on Monday 18th March at 6pm (UK time). 

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Local Acts and Concert Line-ups Announced

Local music fans can start marking their diaries and pencilling in their dates as the Shetland Folk Festival announces its local artist line-up and concert programme this week.

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Visiting Line Up Announced for 2019

Shetland Folk Festival fans can now start getting into a listening frenzy and counting down the days till 2nd May and the 39th Festival as organisers launch this year’s visiting artists line-up.The 39th Festival will feature visiting musicians from over ten countries and spanning various genres. As in previous years there will be a combination of new and upcoming acts as well as some familiar favourites and legendary guests from previous years.

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