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Orkney Live Wire is a group of music enthusiasts who aim to promote and support live music in and around the county.

Orkney Live Wire rallied together in the summer of 2014 to organise Orkney's first Rock Festival, held in early Sept 2014- the festival was a massive success showcasing local artists and along with visiting acts from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Shetland and inspired the organisers to continue in their promotion of live music throughout the Orkney Islands.

Upcoming events

As well as the Festival. Orkney Live Wire promotes gigs throughout the year, notably on County Show night, at Halloween, the New Year, and other times the fancy takes us. Keep an eye on our News and Events pages for what is coming up- next up is County Show night with Scaldin Bragg from Shetland.

This year sees the fourth Orkney Rock Festival taking place over 3 days from 1st-3rd September, but also with a bonus gig from Saltfishforty as an opening appetiser on 31st August- more details to follow on the Orkney Rock Festival 2017 pages.

PA Hire

Any profits are wholly reinvested in encouraging live music in Orkney. We've invested in a PA, and a drumkit, to make it easier to organise gigs and attract visiting bands.

The PA is available for hire, with or without sound engineering. Find out more here.

Social media

We have pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube that we want to make more of - they are linked to in our banner, above. Help us by taking picture and videos and posting them on our pages, and tag us using #orkneyrockfestival and #orkneylivewire

And link to us and cross post our pages and events using the AddThis sidebar on the left.