Findhorn Bay Festival launches 2018 programme

Five people dancing on a beach
Hannah Downey

The third Findhorn Bay Festival was launched today by Festival Director, Kresanna Aigner. From Wednesday 26 September - Monday 1 October, Moray will come alive with a spectacular showcase of arts and cultural events during Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

The multi award-winning biennial Festival, produced by Findhorn Bay Arts, is a six-day celebration set in unexpected spaces and scenic locations around the Bay of Findhorn in Moray. The Festival brings something for all with a vibrant mix of theatre, performance, music, dance, visual arts, exhibitions, talks, tours, education activities and more including Culture Day Forres – Scotland’s only Culture Day extravaganza, free for all the family to enjoy. Culture Day Forres will be jam-packed with exciting exhibitions and performances and lots of have-a-go activities. The day will see the streets, parks, shops and public buildings of Forres come alive with a carnivalesque explosion of art, music, film and dance, and tours and more.

Kresanna Aigner, Findhorn Bay Festival Director, said:

“We are honoured to be presenting the 3rd Findhorn Bay Festival programme. With a line-up of award-winning, internationally renowned artists from across Scotland, to local artists from Moray too, the programme offers something for every taste and all ages set in locations around the stunning Bay of Findhorn and Moray coastline.

Everyone can get involved - from education and workshop activities, to participating in Culture Day Forres or becoming a Festival volunteer, we welcome all to experience a fantastic explosion of arts and culture with us.”

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said:

“Findhorn Bay Festival is a fantastic celebration of Scotland’s arts and culture and regional heritage, and it has been great to see this biennial event continue to develop and grow.  We are delighted to be supporting Making More of Moray through EventScotland’s National Events Programme, with a diverse line-up of events and activities showcasing the very best in local and Scottish produce. 
"It is also great to see the festival fully embracing Scotland's Year of Young People 2018 in its programme with plenty to discover for children and families. The exciting new production of The Buke of the Howlat will be the perfect opportunity for our young people to present their creative talents to the world and help us reinforce Scotland's position as the perfect stage for events.”

You can view Findhorn Bay Festival's promotional video for their 2018 programme below:

Findhorn Bay Festival 2018 Programme Artists from Findhorn Bay Arts on Vimeo.