St Magnus International Festival is Orkney's annual celebration of the arts. The 44th Festival will take place 18-23 June 2021.

Founded in 1977 by a group including Orkney's distinguished resident composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival 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: many return year after year. Though musical events are at the heart of the artistic programme, the Festival also encompasses drama, dance, literature and the visual arts.

Having had to cancel the 2020 event because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, St Magnus International Festival has worked hard to be able to present performances in June of 2021. The Festival will offer a mixed programme of work online with the hope that some planned ‘live’ outdoor events will be able to go ahead over the Festival dates of 18th- 23rd June.

View the 2021 preview via the official website.