The Orkney Rock Festival brings a weekend of the very best rock, punk and metal music to venues across Kirkwall every year.

The very best local acts are joined by bands and musicians from further afield for the event, now in its 6th year. There is always a packed schedule of free pub gigs, all within a short walk of each other, as well as a main ticketed event for all ages too.

This year's line-up includes Sheer, Fit To Work, The Broken Ravens and Black King Cobra. They'll be backed up by brilliant Orkney bands including Electric Mother and Angersay and Razormouth.

The event is organised every year by Orkney Live Wire. Keep up to date with previews, band profiles and programme information via the official Facebook page.