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Sun, 24 Sept


Stromness Town Hall

Animals & Friends (John Steel Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame) plus Kyla Brox

LEGENDS EVENT HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN We're proud to announce Animals and Friends have added Orkney Blues Festival to their 2023 European Tour. Sponsored by Cooke Aquaculture.

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Animals & Friends (John Steel Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame) plus Kyla Brox
Animals & Friends (John Steel Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame) plus Kyla Brox

Time & Location

24 Sept, 18:30 – 25 Sept, 00:30

Stromness Town Hall, Church Road, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK


About the event

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of blues music at Orkney Blues Festival 2023! We're thrilled to announce that festival headliner, Animals & Friends, will be taking the stage at the Stromness Town Hall on Sunday 24th September 2023, with doors opening at 6:30pm. 



Animals & Friends are one of the most iconic and influential blues-rock bands of all time. They've been entertaining audiences around the world for over 60 years, and their music continues to inspire new generations of fans.

John Steel founding member and rock and roll hall of fame legend. John is joined by an all star band from best of the British blues scene, Barney (Boogie) Williams, Danny Handley & Norm Helm. 

But that's not all – Animals & Friends are just one of the many talented blues artists headlining this year's festival. Kyla Brox, The Cinneli Brothers and Rob Tognoni are just a few of the other amazing artists set to perform over the weekend, making this year's Orkney Blues Festival lineup one of the best in the industry.

The festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, bringing sensational blues talent from across the world to Orkney. So don't miss out – get your tickets now and join us for an incredible weekend of music, culture and community. See you there!




We would like to thank Cooke Agriculture for sponsoring this event. 

Licensed Bar - note we will have a fully stocked bar at this event.

ALL AGES WELCOME - but please note that Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, and be aware that the event has a licensed bar. Proof of age checks will be in place. Under 16s can now attend our headline concert for FREE with an accompanying adult over the age of 18 - these tickets are available to select where availablity allows.

Doors open at 6.30pm with the show running til late evening (around 12.00pm)

Accessible facilities at Stromness Town Hall:

Disabled parking in front of the community centre. There is no disabled parking at Town Hall.

Level or ramped access

Internal areas are accessible and on ground level

Disabled access toilets

Induction loops in both venues

Visual fire alarm system to compliment the audible system

We look forward to releasing our full programme for the 2023 Orkney Blues Festival, an exceptional mix of talent coming to our shores in September!

EVENT SPONSOR - Many thanks to our main event sponsor COOKE AQUACULTURE for their support of this event.

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