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The St Magnus International Festival is Orkney's annual celebration of the arts, held around the islands at midsummer.

Since its launch in 1977, the St Magnus International Festival has brought an incredible and eclectic array of performers to Orkney's insipiring landscape, filling the midsummer days and magical ancient landscape of the Orkney Islands with an exciting array of events.

The varied programme offers international orchestras and soloists, chamber music and opera, theatre and dance, poets and authors, bands and visual artists and new work, with concerts and performances held in special venues throughout the islands.

The festival was founded 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. Despite its international outlook, the festival also embraces the community it comes from, with local participation at the heart of the programme.

Visit the official website for the latest updates on programme and ticket information.