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4th Findhorn Bay Festival (2022)

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A spectacular ten-day journey of exploration and discovery for Scotland’s Year of Stories.

The 4th Findhorn Bay Festival presented a spectacular 10-day journey of exploration and discovery for Scotland’s Year of Stories, offering glimpses into the past and hopes for the future, and experiences of nature, culture and adventure.

Supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Stories 2022, from Friday 23 September to Sunday 2 October 2022, communities in Moray and beyond had a unique chance to celebrate and appreciate Scotland’s stories, heritage, landscape and people.

Set in unexpected spaces and scenic locations, the Festival brought together a vibrant mix of outstanding Scottish art, theatre and performance, storytelling and live music, alongside celebrations of food and drink, family-friendly events and a whole host of open and accessible creative activities.

Festival highlights included:

Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier & Malcolm MacWatt | The Tall Ship – Sessions, Stories & Sails | Calum Stewart – Tales from the North | Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan | Magnetic North – Lost in Music | RSNO’s Yoyo & The Little Auk | Hamish Napier’s The Woods | Dean Owens & The Sinners | Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights | Songs from the Last Page | Cuir Seinn ri Seanchas | 365: Stories & Music | The Story Wagon | Kathryn Williams | Siobhan Wilson | Heal & Harrow | Rocket Post! | Bombskare |
PyroCeltica | and many more…

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  • Over 90 ticketed and free events across 10 days
  • 281 individual artists and creative practitioners making creative things happen.
  • 11,061 attendances across free and ticketed events and activities.
  • Employment of 327 creative professionals and artists.
  • Support from over 40 programme, community and business partners.
  • Participation from over 898 people, including 69 volunteers.
  • Media and advertising campaign reaching over 18m people.
  • Estimated £987,948 in local economic benefit.



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