Perth Festival

15th - 27th May 2017
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Jools Holland 2016

Saturday 28th May
KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall with support Stevie McCrorie, The Voice winner. May 2016

Friday 27th May
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Sunday 29th May
John Wilson movies

The John Wilson Orchestra

Sunday 22nd May
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Nina Conti - In Your Face May 2016

Thursday 26th May
Unthanks B&W

The Unthanks

Tuesday 24th May
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Don Giovanni by English Touring Opera May 2016

Thursday 19th May
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ArTay - contemporary Art Marquee

Thursday 19th May

Perth Festival of the Arts is one of the highlights in Scotland's cultural calendar. Now in its 46th year it is one of the oldest continuously running arts festivals in Scotland. It takes place in Perth Concert Hall and St John's Kirk. Shows above are from 2016 Festival.

Tickets go on sale for the 2017 Festival on 20th March for Festival Friends and 27th March for General Booking. Very easy to join the Friends online for only £10. Some of the 2017 shows are listed below more to be announced including rock and comedy. 

Exciting news Nigel Kennedy will play his New Four Seasons on Sunday 21st May 2017

Wednesday 17th May at The Loft
Martin Taylor and Alison Burns -  Celebrating 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald 
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10.00 Thursday 18th to 21st May
ArTay Contemporary Art Marquee 
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19.30 Thursday 18th May at Perth Concert Hall
English Touring Opera "Tosca" read more

19.30 Friday 19th May Perth Concert Hall
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Special guest to be announced

19.30 Saturday 20th May at St John's Kirk
Tenebrae Choir - A programme of Russian Treasures - celebrated sacred music from The Russian Orthodox Church 
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Supported by Dunard Fund


19.30 Sunday 21st May Perth Concert Hall
Nigel Kennedy will play his new version of The Four Seasons which he played at The BBC Proms 
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19.30 Tuesday 23rd May Perth Concert Hall
Swinging at The Cotton Club with the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company,  The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington 
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19.30 Wednesday 24th May Perth Concert Hall
Treacherous OrchestraAdam Holmes and The Embers and Rachael Sermanni a triple bill treat...

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May
Scottish Opera Pop-Up Roadshow

14.00 Saturday 27th May at St John's Kirk
Children's Classic Concerts
Following the huge success of The Three Little Pigs in 2016, Children’s Classic Concerts return with their Essential Orchestra with another exhilarating musical adventure for the whole family 
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19.30 Saturday 27th May at Perth Concert Hall
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra & Freddy Kempf 
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Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Mussorgsky P
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We are delighted to support Perth's 2021 UK City of Culture Bid and are looking forward to being part of it all. 2021 will also be the Festival's 50th anniversary so expect a party...


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

View 2016 Festival Brochure


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