Orkney's annual midsummer celebration of the arts, the St Magnus International Festival, will be held between Friday 21st June and Wednesday 26th June in 2019.

The 43rd St Magnus International Festival will return to the islands in the middle of June this year. The Festival is one of the UK's most exciting events, bringing extraordinary performances to the remote and inspiring landscape of Orkney.

Expect song, dance, plays and poetry throughout the week, with performances planned for venues around the islands.

The St Magnus International Festival was founded in 1977 by a group including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and George Mackay Brown, and has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events.

The unique combination of world-class performance, community participation of the highest quality and the magic of Orkney at midsummer attracts audiences from throughout Britain and further afield, indeed, many return year after year.

Keep your eye on the official website as 2019 continues to find out about programme and ticket information.