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Hebridean Celtic Festival

Festival FAQs

FAQs Here are the most frequently asked questions but if you need any more detail follow the links or email office@hebceltfest.com

The festival runs for four days, can I buy one ticket that covers all?

This is not a single venue event so you cannot buy one ticket that covers all events.

The festival starts on Wednesday with a concert in An Lanntair. This venue hosts concerts over the four days (Wed-Sat).

The main arena opens on Thursday evening and runs from 7pm that day and from 2pm on Friday / Saturday. You can purchase a day ticket or a main arena weekend ticket to cover this venue.

The timings of events between these venues overlap so you may have to make a choice between the two.

Concerts are also held in venues in rural communities.

There are also late night events in An Lanntair and the Caladh Inn for which you can buy a ticket.

There are a range of activities and concerts both in and out of town, some of which are free to access.

Link to town venues.

Link to community venues.

What does a weekend ticket cover?

You can save cash with a main arena weekend ticket – this would cover all acts appearing across the three stages in the main arena from Thursday to Saturday.

Concessions (or discounts) are available but there are limits on the number of these tickets so get them early. Full details from ticket page.

It is essential that when picking up tickets at the festival office or onsite box office that you bring the booking reference number with you. This is supplied with your order. If asking a friend or relative to pick up tickets then you will need to supply them with written authorisation.

Can I take my own seat to the main arena?

We do provide some occasional seating around the main arena but you are also permitted to take your own seating if required. However, do not locate seats in walkways or within the main structures during busy periods as they can be a trip hazard. Please do not be offended if you are asked to move; our security personnel are there to ensure the safety of all.

Details on access and seating for disabled patrons (and so much more from) here.

Can I leave the main arena and come back again?

Yes of course you can. Ensure wristbands are kept on to re-enter the festival site but you will need to return before 10pm when the gates are closed.

Is there food available?

There is a catering area within the main festival arena offering a wide range of food, soft drinks, teas and coffee, so 'if you've not had your tea' then you can get it there!

Full bar facilities, soft drinks and other refreshments are available onsite. Please do not attempt to take alcohol with you to the main arena - it will be confiscated.

You are permitted to take your own food into the festival arena with you together with soft drinks which must be in sealed drinks containers.

Can I take my dog into the festival?

Sorry no dogs with the exception of registered assistance dogs are permitted within festival venues.

Is camping included in my ticket?

We do not provide camping with tickets but there are several campsites around the island the nearest being at Laxdale Holiday Park. More details on accommodation from here.

How do I get to the festival?

Travel information from here.

What are the late night activities?

There are ceilidh dances and festival clubs held after the main events from Wednesday – Saturday in An Lanntair and the Caladh Inn. Clubs are programmed with short performance spots by artists from across the festival programme so you may get the opportunity to see someone you missed or catch that act you really wanted to see again. Exact details on these programmes are our surprise for you.

You will need a separate ticket for these events. Tickets are limited and demand is huge.

Both venues have full bar facilities and offer late night snacks.

Opening hours vary subject to local licensing laws and strictly over 18s only.

Recommended reading for all main arena festival goers covering all safety aspects and terms and conditions of sale from here.

Some of our top tips can be found here.

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