The May Festival 2017

The May Festival 2017

From famous faces and top performers to lively talks, debates and hands-on activities, the festival has something for everyone.

Tickets are no longer on sale online or by phone, but will be back on sale at the May Festival Box Office over the weekend. 

Please visit the May Festival Box Office in King's College Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen or call 01224 272462 from Friday 26th at 9am owards.

We cannot reserve tickets via this line, tickets must be purchased in person, but can advise on availability!

Browse the events here or download the printed programme.


Join us for another fun packed May Festival with over 100 events exploring themes including science, sport, literature, film, music and Gaelic. We will also be celebrating Scotland's Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology.

You will be able to explore a fun-filled Children's Programme to inspire and delight the little ones. While for the grown ups there’s the chance to discover and engage with cutting-edge issues in areas such as health and current affairs led by world leading experts in their fields. Not to mention the many fantastic WORD and music events taking place over the weekend. And don't forget to drop into the Hall of Mayhem and the Produce Market, both back again for 2017!

Have you considered joining our May Festival Friends Scheme?

By becoming a Friend of the Festival you will be directly supporting one of the city's most vibrant and exciting festivals, and will also receive several great benefits on the weekend of the Festival. If you would like to become a Friend of the Festival in time for this year's May Festival then please click HERE to find out more information.


Hosted by
The University of Aberdeen
Various venues on King's College Campus.
01224 273233