East Neuk Festival
It's the little differences that make a destination special and Fife has a bucket list full of these differences.
One you may not have heard of is the annual East Neuk Music Festival which this year is taking place between the 27th of June and the 6th of July in a selection of venues throughout the East Neuk of Fife.
In the decade since the event first started, it has hosted some of the world’s greatest artists and has steadily developed the programme. Like so many similar intimate events, once artists come they often return, relishing the close connection with the festival audience. Christian Zacharias has returned regularly since the first festival, as have Llyr Williams and the Belcea and Elias String Quartets. Other distinguished artists include the Alban Berg Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, The Tallis Scholars and Paul Hillier.
Every year sees new events, venues and artists in the East Neuk along with new audience members discovering the Festival and the audience has grown from around 700 in 2005 to an estimated 25,000, who annually enjoy our events and exhibitions.
The heart of the Festival is classical chamber music, but it also presents world, jazz, folk and electronica. In addition to the musical celebrations, the festival has commissioned films, exhibitions, art installations and literature events as well as guided walks.
The festival uses a range of venues throughout the area, from small churches, an ex-nuclear bunker, caves, an RAF base, a Scout hut to stately homes & gardens and take great pride in ensuring that the high standards on-stage are matched by the care and consideration given to all attendees. One thing is guaranteed – each festival presents something new and unusual!
The full programme can be viewed at the East Neuk Festival website and you can book your tickets online. The Inn at Lathones still has limited availability for the week and of course we'd be delivghted to reserve you a pre concert table for you and your friends.