General sale tickets for main event are live!

Orkney Live Wire presents the 9th Orkney Rock Festival, bringing to 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.

Adults £25
U18's - £10*
Under 12 go free!

*U18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Grab a ticket while available! Buying a ticket supports the whole festival, and means we can do this again next year.

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Bringing you 8 acts and 10 hours of live music
Face painting by Lianne’s Face & Body Art
Food & drink provided by The Neuk.

A proportion of the proceeds from the raffle this year will supporting Orkney Sands, who provide support for those affected by pregnancy or baby loss. Raffle tickets and list of prizes available soon!

Over the 3.5 days of the festival weekend there will also be 33 hours of *free pub gigs* (donations welcome to ensure the future of the festival!) played by 99 musicians from 31 acts. Full line up and band info will be appearing over the next few weeks.

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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.

Added 18th July 2024


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.

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