Now over for another year we would like to thank the wonderful artists, sponsors and audiences who have supported the Festival. It has been a very succesful event with lots of memorable concerts and shows.
The dates of future festivals are 21st-31st May 2015 and 19th-29th May 2016. Please come back next year...exciting news English Touring Opera will be brining La Boheme to the 2015 Festival. More announcements will be made in the coming months.
Perth Festival is one of the highlights in Scotland's cultural calendar including classical music, opera, drama, rock, folk and visual art in Perth Concert Hall and St John's Kirk.
22-25 May ArTay - contemporary art marquee
22 May English Touring Opera "The Magic Flute" full production, orchestra, set, costumes
23 May Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Melanie C & Marc Almond with support RJ Thompson -sold out
23 May Primavera Chamber Ensemble Carnival of the Animals
24 May Alison Moyet with support Alex Cornish
24 May Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band
24 & 25 May Art on the River
25 May Perth Youth Orchestra
25 May The Brewin Dolphin Festival Concert Royal Liverpool Philharmonic & Vasily Petrenko
26 May London Classic Theatre "Entertaining Mr Sloane"
27 May The Sixteen "The Choral Pilgrimage" - sold out
28 May Reduced Shakespeare Company Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged
29 May Mnozil Brass from Austria
30&31 May "Confessions of Gordon Brown" Ian Grieve - both sold out
30 May Scouting for Girls with Sienna
30 May Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin - Lucy Parham, Dame Harriet Walter & Henry Goodman
31 May Recital Colleen Nicoll
31 May Miloš Karadaglić & Royal Northern Sinfonia
1 June "Perthshire Cantata" Dougie MacLean with Strings and Celtic Musicians
Please note 21 May Pocketful of Perthshire, Souter Library (19.30 not 14.30)
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Friday 6th June 2014
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Saturday 31st May 2014
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic from Stewart Copeland, composer, and co-founder member and former drummer of seminal 1980s band, The Police, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, will give the world premiere performance of Copeland’s percussion concerto, Poltroons in Paradise on 23 May at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and a second performance at Perth Festival on 25 May.
Friday 30th May 2014
Musician and composer, Dougie MacLean, will compose a new piece of music entitled ‘Perthshire Cantata’ to be performed at Perth Festival of the Arts and other venues, thanks to support from Creative Scotland’s Traditional Arts Commissioning Programme. The new work, fusing traditional and classical music will be performed at Perth Festival’s final concert on Sunday 1 June, 2014 and another location to be confirmed.
Wednesday 28th May 2014
The British pop band, who 6 years ago took the country by storm with their witty lyrics and catchy pop songs, will play at Perth Festival on Friday 30th May. Tickets £19.50.