Massive expansion plans for Findhorn Bay Arts Festival revealed

Organisers of a fast-growing Moray arts festival has revealed that a centrepiece of their contribution to Homecoming Scotland will be the reworking of a Shakespeare classic.

The Findhorn Bay Arts Festival burst onto the local scene last year with a spectacular ‘Culture Day’, when hundreds of artists joined with creative business and community groups from around Moray for a variety of events in Findhorn, Forres and Kinloss.

Now the festival will be greatly expanded when it is held over five days from September 24 to September 28, with highlights including performances from Eddi Reader and Shooglenifty as well as a second Culture Day and a programme of free events.

Performing at Brodie Castle on each night of the festival will be the re-imagining of the Macbeath story ‘Macbeath in Remix’.

The Festival is organised by Forres-based Findhorn Bay Arts, who hope to attract a wide audience from home and further afield. Festival Director, Kresanna Aigner, said “There really will be something for everyone at the inaugural Findhorn Bay Arts Festival.

“We’ve worked hard to keep ticket prices affordable – and free in some instances. So get on your bike, grab a rickshaw or catch our big red bus to this unmissable first festival weekend.”

Caroline Packman, who is the director of Homecoming Scotland, added: “Scotland provides the perfect stage for events and festivals, and the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, situated around one of Scotland’s most spectacular coastlines, is a fantastic addition to the Homecoming Scotland programme.

“From live music sessions to art exhibitions, talks to tours, the packed programme offers something for everyone.

“The plans outlined for an outdoor performance of ‘Macbeth the Remix’ at Brodie Castle to celebrate the Year of Homecoming will provide both visitors and locals with a spectacular and memorable experience.”

For more information about Festival highlights and to buy tickets, visit the Findhorn Bay Festival website. The full festival programme will be announced online at the end of June.

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