Festival Site

Amazing purpose built venue comprising three stages sited on the Lews Castle Green in Stornoway which offers free standing concerts catering for up to 4000.

This venue, which is easily visible, is a short 10-minute walk from the town centre along Bayhead Street, across the walkway beside the new Bridge Centre and back along the road within the castle grounds.

There are a range of food stalls, licensed bar and tea, coffee and soft refreshments available on site.

There is no parking onsite and patrons are advised to leave all vehicles in main town centre and walk to the venue. For the comfort of our disabled patrons there is access to festival site for blue badge holders. There are disabled viewing vantage points situated within the two easily accessible marquees.

No animals, with the exception of registered guide dogs, will be admitted to the festival site.

Arena opens Thursday from 6pm and Friday / Saturday from 2pm.  Gates close at 10pm.   

The main exit from the castle grounds is located in a residential zone and patrons are asked to be mindful of this when leaving the venue late at night.

An Lanntair

Fabulous arts centre located in Stornoway's town centre opposite the bus station looking out onto Stornoway harbour

Venue for many events, including the popular late night festival club.

An Lanntair offers a year round multi arts programme with gallery and shop on the lower level and restaurant and bar on the second floor which enjoys magnificent views over the harbour.

Evening concerts start at 7.30pm.  Ceilidh dances and club nights: doors open from 10.30pm.

Festival Office

Get your tickets, buy a t-shirt or hoodie and get your queries answered by our friendly office staff.  Our peripatetic location this year is 1-3 Francis Street, Stornoway.

The Narrows

This is actually the crossroads in the town centre of Point Street and Cromwell Street punctuated by the Town Hall, Boots, McNeills Bar and the shop location occupied by HebCelt this year.