Festival Hub

Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick

The Festival Hub is the centre of the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival. The Hub is based in the Islesburgh Community Centre and is truly unique. As a former School, the now community centre, could not be better designed to accommodate the Hub.

The Hub features the Festival Shop, Main Hall featuring a stage with near constant live music, session rooms for impromptu music sessions, a bar, a café as well as ample space for socialising and mingling with musicians and other pass holders

There is a full programme of music available to pass holders scheduled during the day following the official opening at 1pm on Thursday, again on Friday afternoon and on Saturday there is a free Youth Concert followed by an afternoon of music in the main hall.

The Festival Hub is open until the very early hours and many people return there after attending one of the many rural concerts to enjoy the lively Hub late night sessions. It is importantly a place where people come together and socialise, join in sessions, dance or just simply soak up the unique Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival atmosphere.

The Festival Hub Pass must be purchased to allow access to the Festival Hub.

FESTIVAL HUB Opening Times :

Thurs 11am – 2am

Friday 11am – 2am

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm

To book a Festival Hub Pass and tickets to concerts at the Festival Hub - CLICK HERE

Community Halls


Shetland’s vibrant rural halls play host to the 8 outreach Concert/Supper/Dances at this year's Festival. The evening consists of a Concert showcasing both Visiting and Local artistes, groups, trios and bands. Following the Concert, a supper is served, prepared by the community hall volunteers and then the main hall is cleared to make way for a traditional Dance.

Community Halls involved in 2022 Festival

  • Carnegie Hall, Sandwick
  • Vidlin Public Hall
  • Aith Public Hall
  • Gulberwick Public Hall
  • Voe Public Hall
  • Whiteness & Weisdale Public Hall
  • Scalloway Public Hall
  • South Nesting Public Hall

To book tickets to Rural Concerts - CLICK HERE

Clickimin Centre - Grand Dance

Grand Dance

The Grand Dance held within the Clickimin Leisure Complex, the only venue in Shetland big enough to accommodate the size of the event. The Grand Dance is a formal dance and consists of 6 hours of nonstop traditional Scottish Dancing with 10 of the world’s best Shetland and Scottish Dance Bands.

To book tickets to the Grand Dance - CLICK HERE

Garrison Theatre

Final Concert

The formal stage setting of the historic Garrison Theatre plays host to the Final Concert of this year's festival. A final chance to see some of the very best acts appearing over the weekend.

To book Tickets to the concert held at the Garrison Theatre - CLICK HERE

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