Moray ‘homecoming’ festival declared a major success

Performance of ‘Time and Tide’ during the festival.

Over 7000 visitors and local people were able to enjoy the 60 free and ticketed events held in the first ever Findhorn Bay Arts Festival.

The Festival held last month featured a host of international talent and included performances from Eddie Reader, Shooglenifty, Charlie McKerron and Nevile Gabie.

Intended as a bi-annual event for its opening year it was part of Scotland’s Homecoming and was supported by Creative Scotland. It was, however, the thousands of local residents who helped make the inaugural event a roaring success.

Speaking on behalf of the Festival organisers, Emma Blyth said: “Over the course of five days an estimated 7000-plus visitors and locals were welcomed to over 60 free and ticketed events held all around the Findhorn Bay area.

“The Festival was a huge success with many events selling out or exceeding expected ticket sales. Our feedback from artists, volunteers, local businesses and visitors alike has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The Findhorn Bay Arts Festival will return at the end of September 2016 – however, the Findhorn Bay Arts group will in the meantime be producing a variety of projects.

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