The May Festival Programme - Book Now for Top Names!

The May Festival Programme - Book Now for Top Names!

The University this week announced the May Festivals three headline acts, for which tickets can be purchased.  

The May Festival, which will take place from Friday May 9 to Sunday May 11,  features themes including the return of Word, food and nutrition, music, film, science, Gaelic and an aptly-named Discover strand showcasing topical research-led projects currently underway at the University.

Former BBC correspondent Kate Adie - who blazed a trail for journalism and for women, reporting live from war zones and hot spots around the world - will discuss her career and the impact of conflict on women across the world. The theme of women in dangerous situations will continue with a panel debate chaired by BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker, in partnership with the University’s international Immpact research programme.

Tim Burgess will take to the stage on Friday May 9, when memoirs rather than music will be on the bill as he discusses his book Telling Stories in which he shares tales from his rollercoaster ride as the frontman of much-loved indie outfit The Charlatans.

In a scoop for the May Festival, on Saturday May 10 journalist Tony Parsons will share his novel The Murder Bag, fresh off the printing press. The first in a crime series featuring detective Max Wolfe, the book follows his best-selling works Man and Boy, One For my Baby, Man and Wife and Men From the Boy.

These events are now  available to book at

All members of staff are entitled to a discount code when booking tickets. Please quote Staff14 when booking tickets to receive a concession rate on all priced tickets. Please note all members of staff will be asked to show their staff ID card when attending the event.

The official Festival launch will take place on Thursday 27 March where the programme will be available on the website and at University venues throughout Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill Health Campuses.