Seabirds-and-Seals - The Original Noss Boat Tours

Seabirds-and-Seals – Proudly Sponsors Shetland Folk Festival – 18.03.2024


We are delighted once again this year to be supporting our local Shetland Folk Festival which is into it’s 42nd year.  The festival this year takes place from 2nd to 5th May.  This is a big event on the Shetland calendar of events bringing artists and visitors to the island from all over the world.  We also have many local artists participating and it is an event very well supported by all communities throughout Shetland.

As sponsors we have our business logo advertised on publications and we are listed as a business collaboration on their website.

For any visitors planning to visit Shetland for the Folk Festival or happen to be here on holiday at the same time, we thought we would do this blog to share details on how you can obtain tickets and tell you more about the event.  Also if you are looking for inspiration on things to do, we will be running our Noss Boat Tours – just click on ‘Book Now’ to check availability and you can book/pay online.  

If you would like to find out more about our fabulous Shetland Folk Festival, just click here.  


Early members ticket sales go live at 6pm on Monday 18th March – see details below.  

When you visit the site to buy your tickets at 6pm on Monday 18th, you’ll automatically be placed in the queue. To keep you entertained while you are waiting, they have added some videos from their visiting artistes to the queue page.  This year’s concert programme summary will also be available to view. You don’t need to do anything else – when it is your turn to access the booking system, you’ll be automatically redirected to the booking page, and will be able to purchase your tickets.

To manage website traffic they will also be opening the “pre-queue” 15 minutes before the ticket sales open. This means you can visit the link below after 5:45pm on Monday to automatically join the “pre-queue”:


Joining the pre-queue before ticket sales open at 6pm doesn’t guarantee a position in the queue – all users in the pre-queue at 6pm will be placed in the queue at random. This means that there’s no difference between joining at 5:45pm or joining at 5:59pm.

Ticket sales then open again on Monday 25th March for members and non-members. 

If you are attending – we hope you have a fabulous festival.