Plan a Hebridean adventure and come to the Midnight Sun Weekender:
Three days of artfully curated music at one of the most idyllic locations in the UK, the Midnight Sun Weekender will be a festival of the kind dreams are made of…
Hosted in the stately grounds of Lews Castle on the picturesque Island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Midnight Sun is a destination festival with a difference, inviting internationally recognised, top-line artistes to the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland, many of whom for the very first time. Lewis is the jewel of the Western Isles, renowned for its natural beauty, serenity, and unique culture and history. An island of long days and dark starry skies on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
With glorious headline sets from JOHN FOGERTY, THE PRETENDERS and PRIMAL SCREAM on the cards, a choice line-up of supporting acts across its three days will also see appearances from OCEAN COLOUR SCENE, SPIRITUALIZED, EDWYN COLLINS, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, HONEYBLOOD, ADO MATHESON, THE CHOIR, THE JOSHUA HOTEL, IZZIE YARDLEY, THE LEWIS ALLSTARS, AWKWARD FAMILY PORTRAITS AND HEARTY HAR.
Eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable, the festival will be completely powered by hydrogen produced on the Isle of Lewis.
We invite you to explore our beautiful island of Lewis and Harris. You will be blown away by wild mountains, immense white beaches, rugged coastlines and lunar landscapes.
With fringe events taking place in the town hall and arts centre if you want to extend the festivities into the wee hours, we extend a warm welcome to music fans in search of a getaway like no other. The Midnight Sun Weekender will take place between Thursday 25th May to Saturday 27th May 2023.
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How can I get to Midnight Sun Weekender?
Calmac (www.calmac.co.uk) operate regular ferries from Ullapool to Stornoway. We advise you to book in advance.
Please visit the LoganAir (www.loganair.co.uk) website for flights to the island.
If arriving as a foot passenger or via flight, you may want to hire a car for the weekend or however long you choose to stay - at present, there are just three rental companies on Lewis - these are Car Hire Hebrides (www.carhire-hebrides.co.uk), Stornoway Car Hire (https://www.stornowaycarhire.co.uk) and Stornoway Vehicle Hire (www.stornowayvehiclehire.co.uk). Again, pre-booking cars is absolutely essential as there is a very high demand and so availability can be limited.
Bus timetables for Spring / Summer 2023 will be available to view from March (www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/public-transport/bus-services)
Scottish Citylink (www.citylink.co.uk) operate a number of bus services on the mainland which connect with the ferries - again, pre-booking is absolutely essential. Citylink do not have a telephone number, but bookings can be made on their website, social channels, email or from the Visit Scotland iCentre (www.visitscotland.com/info/services/stornoway-icentre-p333541).
If travelling to Ullapool, the nearest station is in Garve, and if travelling to Uig on Skye, the nearest station is in Kyle of Lochalsh, so alternative transport will be required to get to and from the ferry ports. Please visit ScotRail (www.scotrail.co.uk) should you plan to travel this way.
Here is a list of local taxi services which we are sure will be of use to any visitors requiring transport to and from the festival. However we always strongly recommend booking journeys in advance, especially since they are likely to be very busy before and after each night of the festival.
STAD! TAXIS 01851 222499
A2B TAXIS 01851 703415
A1 TAXIS 01851 702234
MM TAXIS 01851 700000
BEATON TAXIS 07879 874722
M S TAXIS 01851 700013
TOP CABS 01851 701177
ATS TAXIS & COURIERS 01851 701111
STORNOWAY CAB CO 01851 702092
JIMMY’S TAXI 01851 702727
QUICK CABS 01851 701234
247 TAXIS 01851 702424
STS TAXIS 01851 704444