2024 Main Event line up announced- earlybird tickets on sale!

Orkney Live Wire presents the 9th Orkney Rock Festival Main Event, bringing  you a mix of rock, metal, amped up folk rock, alternative, prog,  punk and ska over ten hours in the Neuk, Albert Hotel, Kirkwall, Orkney on Saturday 7th September 2024. Doors open at 2pm.

Get your limited earlybird tickets with 20% off this year’s ticket price for adult tickets only! (Not including booking fee).

Earlybirds are available for 1 week only or until they are sold out, with 100 tickets available. Please note a maximum of 4 per person.

Follow the link below!

Full price tickets will be: 
Adult - £25 
Band member concession*/ U18 tickets - £10, available soon.

*Band members not playing the main event are entitled to a Band Concession ticket of £10 to the main event, please wait for these to be announced.

The 9th Orkney Rock Festival will be held on the 6th to 8th September 2024 with free pub gigs in The Ola, The Torvhaug, and the Auld Motorhoose in Kirkwall on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and the ticketed Main Event on the Saturday.

Band profiles and a full programme will follow soon- keep checking here, or follow us on Facebook!

Added 27th June 2024

Orkney Rock Festival 2023- full programme

Kicking off with Dead Right's debut gig on Thursday 31st August in the Torv, right through to Razormouth launching their new record (we're old school) and closing the festival on the 3rd September, we have a packed schedule for you, of free pub gigs and the ticketed Main Event showcasing visiting (and local) bands playing their own original music on Saturday.

Buy tickets, tee shirts, raffle tickets. You know you want to.

Bring cash, you can always get rid of it in our collection buckets.

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Added 29th September 2023


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.

PA Hire

Any profits are wholly reinvested in encouraging live music in Orkney. We've invested in a PA, drum kit, and bass and guitar cabs 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 #orkney_livewire

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