Fèis Ìle 2022: Dates and ticket info as the music and malt festival returns to Islay

The Fèis Ìle Islay Festival is set to make a return for in-person events in 2022.

Published 22nd Nov 2021
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

After going virtual for two years in a row, Fèis Ìle is back for ten days of music and whisky.

When is Fèis Ìle 2022?

Fèis Ìle is set to run from 27 May to 4 June 2022.

What to expect

Over the course of the ten days, each distillery has a day where they host tours and tastings, with a range of live music taking place across Islay.

Highlights usually always include Ardbeg Day and Bunnahabhain Day, dates of which have yet to be revealed, but these tend to be the first and last Saturday of the festival.

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets are available for Fèis Ìle events, which will go on sale in January 2022 and distillery events, which will go on sale about two months before the festival.

Keep an eye on Fèis Ìle social media accounts, as well as those of your favourite Islay distilleries for updates.

Fèis Ìle 2022 festival bottlings

These are always extremely popular, with more information available from the distilleries closer to the festival dates.

What is Fèis Ìle?

Established almost 30 years ago, the festival of music and malt draws visitors from across the globe to the shores of the island each year to experience its community, culture, and its world-renowned whisky.

Fèis Ìle, which was initially staged to revive the island’s traditional Gaelic culture, has grown to become the major showcase for Islay’s food and drink operators.

Organised by a committee of volunteers and the island’s distilleries, the Fèis has recorded attendances of 9000 in recent years, three times its population.

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Find out more about Fèis Ìle here.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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