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This is officially the HebCelt festival's fastest ever selling year for tickets and marks a healthy bounce back from the dark pandemic years, say organisers.  In summary:

  • 25th Anniversary HebCelt Festival (13-16 July 2022) is near sell-out
  • Fastest ever sales of HebCelt tickets marks pandemic bounce back
  • Festival will set new records for level and speed of sales

HebCelt has already reached 95% of its sales target in record speed.

Organisers are now urging those who would like to buy tickets, especially locally, to ensure they do not lose out. Sell-out is expected to be reached at least a month before the event returns on the 13th July.

Graham McCallum, Depute Festival Director, said: “We have seen in past successful years how locals in particular can end up missing out on the festival because tickets have been sold out. We want to ensure they don’t face any disappointment by leaving their purchases too late.

“We are humbled and ecstatic that our bounce back from the pandemic is going at such an electric pace. The 25thanniversary HebCelt is the fastest selling we have ever had and to be so close to sell out, this early, is a testament to our many sponsors, supporters, volunteers and especially festival-goers.

“They are all due our thanks, but I’d also like to make a special mention of the hundreds of festival-goers who bought tickets pre-pandemic but instead of being refunded, opted to make their purchases into donations. This provided us with much needed cash at what was a turbulent and worrying time. Anyone who made a donation in this way really helped the festival and we are grateful to them.”

HebCelt lead supporters are Creative Scotland, EventScotland, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Meanwhile work continues on the restoration of the Harbour wall which supports the road access to the Castle Green festival site. Photograph from May 18.