Blues Weekend Thur 15 - Sun 18 September

 

The Orkney Blues Festival brings together local and national artists across multiple venues for a blistering weekend of blues music, year after year. 

Almost all events and venues are FREE to enter across the weekend, with the exception of the Thursday and Sunday special events which are ticketed.



THUR - CONCERT @ THE STROMNESS TOWN HALL FROM 7PM
FRI - FREE LIVE MUSIC AT MAIN VENUES FROM 5PM
SAT - FREE LIVE MUSIC AT MAIN VENUES FROM 1PM TIL LATE
SUN - FREE LIVE MUSIC AT MAIN VENUES FROM 12PM TO 5PM
SUNDAY EVE - FESTIVAL FINALE CONCERT FROM 7PM

THE STROMNESS HOTEL | THE ROYAL HOTEL | THE FERRY INN | THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION | THE STROMNESS TOWN HALL

    LIVE

  • Local Bands
  • National Artists
  • Outstanding Talent
  • Five Venues

    JAM

  • Bring your Instrument
  • Open Mic
  • Get Involved
  • Enjoy creative music - Live!

    EAT

  • Venue restaurants
  • Bar food & snacks
  • Local shops & cafes
  • Late night burgers

    DRINK

  • Venue bars
  • Local ales and lagers
  • Local whisky
  • Soft drinks & water

FESTIVAL What IT'S ALL ABOUT

THUR 15 SEPTEMBER

 

A CONCERT WITH THE JEFF JOLLY BAND at Stromness Town Hall

 

+ Support: The Driftwood Cowboys & local artists Andrew Taylor and Douglas Montgomery

Family friendly event - event ends at 2300 hours. BYOB policy - there are no refreshments available at the Stromness Town Hall, so please bring your own food and drink with you. Alcohol is permitted.

 

Doors 7pm - Adult £10 | Concession £5

Tickets available online here (booking fee applies)

SUN 18 SEPTEMBER

 

ORKNEY BLUES FESTIVAL FINALE at The Stromness Hotel

 

THE GERRY GABLONSKI BAND
THE JEFF JOLLY BAND
TOMMY BENTZ BAND


Featuring all HEADLINERS from the blues weekend in one show-stopping performance to end the festival. Held upstairs in the Stromness Hotel Ballroom.

Doors 7pm - All Tickets £15 (18+)

Tickets available online here (booking fee applies)

 

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About Learn more about us

Bringing an annual dose of Blues to the isles

Story:

The Orkney Blues Festival brings together local and national artists across multiple venues for a blistering weekend of blues music, year after year. 

All events are free of charge, with the exception of the Grand Finale at The Stromness Hotel. This event will host all of the Headlining Acts from the festival.

The committee operate Orkney Blues as volunteers, and do not make a profit. All funds go to providing bigger and better events - and attracting well-known and talented artists to the Orkney islands.

The committee is made up of blues enthusiasts and local artists, with support for the festival coming from local businesses in Orkney. 

OBF stands for:

  • The Blues 85%

  • Good Times 100%

  • Chance of Rain 50%

  • Antics 30%

  • Feeling the Bass 75%

  • New Mates 65%

OVER 10 YEARS OF BLUES:

NEWS WHATS THE LATEST

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Highlightsfrom OBF 2015

We have two ticketed events, and all other events are completely FREE. Thats four days of blistering live blues music.

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Contact OUR COMMUNITY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

 

 

Orkney Blues on Facebook | Weekend Music Festival

As the festival is operated by volunteers in their own time, our community Facebook page is the best place to find out more about the festival and ask any questions.

 

If you still need to reach us please email info@orkneyblues.co.uk. Our internet may be slow in the islands, but we'll get back to you as soon as possible.