Looking for different things in your holiday then must visit St. Magus International Festival which is an annual one-week celebration of arts and music which has to be in existence for good 41 years. The festival is always held on Orkney Island. During holiday most of the tourists like to visit this festival which is an event that runs from Friday 16 to Saturday 24 June every year in venues throughout the ancient Orcadian landscape.
In 1977, St Magus International centenary was established by Orkney born based Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and George Mackay Brown.
The festival is one of the most exciting events in the world and offers outstanding performances to the remote and inspirational landscape of Orkney. The music and art festival gather poets and authors, bands and visual artist, alongside community participants around the world, and from the very beginning, it has become one of the most prestigious and adventurous events for vacation.
St. Magnus International festival is committed to collaborating with music creators, from the most up to the most widely recognized, in all genres. The festival offers a diverse art program that includes: a new, traditional, popular music in its Festival Club, which exhibits young and more established musicians to the international audience.
St Magus International Festival makes use of different locations nearby Orkney, from the Romanesque grandeur of St Magnus Cathedral to the poignant intimacy of the Italian Chapel; from a converted games hall to the new purpose-built Theatre at Kirkwall Grammar School; from shoreside churches to the Stromness Town Hall.
Through educational and joint projects, the St Magus International Festival has developed an active participation of adults and children from the Orkney Islands, often co-developed with orchestras and guest artists.
Every year over 400 members of the local community feature at the festival which includes events such as the Festival Chorus performance with the Orchestra, and Side by Side events where local musicians join the professionals in full-scale Festival concert. Recently, the Festival has been involved in pioneering work on an inclusive way of creating music for people with complex needs.