Perth Festival

18th - 27th May 2017
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Jools Holland 2016

Saturday 28th May
KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall with support Stevie McCrorie, The Voice winner.

Friday 27th May
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Sunday 29th May
John Wilson movies

The John Wilson Orchestra

Sunday 22nd May
Unthanks B&W

The Unthanks

Tuesday 24th May
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Nina Conti - In Your Face

Thursday 26th May
Eto Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni by English Touring Opera

Thursday 19th May
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The Sixteen 2016

Tuesday 24th May
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Manran, Sinderins & Claire Hastings

Saturday 21st May

Alex Horne & The Horne Section

Friday 20th May

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Wednesday 25th May
Pascal Roge Satie

Pascal and Ami Roge

Monday 23rd May
3 little pigs

Children's Classic Concerts

Saturday 21st May
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Scottish Opera 2016

Saturday 28th May

Festival Service - Perth Youth Orchestra

Sunday 22nd May
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ArTay - contemporary Art Marquee

Sunday 22nd May

Perth Festival of the Arts is one of the highlights in Scotland's cultural calendar. It takes place in Perth Concert Hall and St John's Kirk. The 2017 Festival will run from 18th to 27th May.

Some of the artists will include -

Thursday 18th May - English Touring Opera will return to perform "Tosca"

Saturday 27th May - The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with pianist Freddy Kempf will play Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite,  Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. 

There will be many more exciting announcements to come.


If you join the Friends of the Festival, only £10, you will receive Priority Booking. See details here Friends.

Thank you to everyone who has celebrated Perth Festival's 45th birthday with us. We have had a wonderful time with lots of memorable concerts. You can see what the critics thought at Reviews.

Organisers Hail Festival a Success By Kirsty Topping, The Courier

Perth Festival of the Arts drew to a close on Sunday Night with The Halle Orchestra.The symphony orchestra, which was conducted by Jamie Phillips, brought to an end more than a week of music, art and drama.Performers were diverse – ranging from Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall to the English Touring Opera.The festival also encompassed an art display, arTay, which was curated by local business Frames Gallery.

Peter Rutterford, chairman of the Perth Festival of the Arts, said this year had been their most successful yet and the organisers were already beginning to plan for next years’ festival.He said: “We had a super festival. There’s been a great turnout – we’ve had about 10,000 people coming both to arTay and attending concerts throughout the past 10 days. “Jools Holland is very, very popular. Every year he comes back and he loves coming back. We want to have him again and he wants to be here next year, so we are looking into that already.

“The reaction to the festival has been really positive – KT Tunstall was very popular, as was Nina Conti.“We have a huge amount of variety in the programme – everything from symphony orchestras to comic groups and opera.“Next year we are looking for a similar sort of wide variety of acts – we are trying to appeal to as many people as possible.

“Perth is not the same size as Edinburgh or Glasgow but we do very well for people coming in – a lot of local people but also people from the bigger cities.“We’ve also had people from across the world – Americans, Germans and Dutch – lots of holidaymakers and people who have been in the area have come into the festival.”

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More about Perth Festival - past artists Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Jack Bruce, Sharleen Spiteri, Don MacLean, Bryn Terfel, Nigel Kennedy, Nicola Benedetti, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa... 

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