Shetland Reel Music Festival
by Helen Smith -
Shetland has a reputation for great music and whatever time of year you happen to visit us, there's bound to be a festival of some sort for you to go to. And now, there's a new kid on the block - The Shetland Reel Music Festival, which takes place in Unst from 14-16th August. It'll feature a blend of American and local talent (check out the line-up here). But just a quick "head's up" that Dolly Parton's guitarist Jim Salestrom, is making an appearance and among the local talent is Lisa Ward, who was on The Voice on BBC1 recently.
It sounds like it's a festival not to be missed - you can choose weekend tickets (£45 for adults, £35 for 13-17 year olds and under 12s go free) or day tickets (£16/£13/free) from Shetland Box Office. All tickets include travel on the special festival ferries. If you decide to make a weekend of it, make sure to book accommodation early, as I'm sure demand will be quite high. You can stay at the Saxa Vord Resortand there'll be free pitches for festival goers wishing to take tents or caravans.