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Join our Friends scheme

Celebrate our 20th year

Wigtown Book Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, a landmark that would never have been reached without support from our friends.

Current friends - we have a new booking system for 2018. You will need to activate your account. Please scroll down for information and instructions.

2018 Friend of the Festival

The cost this year is just £20 to celebrate 20 years. The benefits for becoming a Friend are:

  • For one year only, 20% off all main programme ticket bookings to 2018 Festival events (excluding those promoted for other organisations)
  • A copy of the programme by first class post as soon as it arrives from the printer in early August
  • An invitation to the Opening Party on Friday 21 September
  • You can also join our Friends scheme by calling the Festival team on 01988 403222

Important

  • Friends membership must be purchased before booking tickets online—in a separate transaction. Thereafter, when logged in, your Friends discount will be applied.
  • You will not be charged a booking fee on this transaction (all other transactions will have a £1.50 booking fee applied)

Friend for Life

You can become a Friend for Life at the cost of just £250, with these benefits:

  • Discounts on tickets every year, with a special anniversary discount of 20% on all main programme ticket bookings for 2018 Festival events(excluding those promoted for other organisations)
  • A pair of complimentary tickets every year (these are not available online and must be booked with the Festival Box Office, by telephone on 01988 403 222, or in person).
  • A copy of the programme by first class post, as soon as it arrives from the printer in early August
  • An invitation to the Opening Party on Friday 21 September
  • You can also join our Friends scheme by calling the Festival team on 01988 403222

Important

  • Friends membership must be purchased before booking tickets online—in a separate transaction. Thereafter, when logged in, your Friends discount will be applied.
  • You will not be charged a booking fee on this transaction (all other transactions will have a £1.50 booking fee applied)

Current Friends - activate your account

We have upgraded our booking system for 2018. 

If you have recently purchased a 2018 Friend or Friend for Life membership (by telephone, by post or in person), then your details should already be in our new system. You must activate your new account, in order to receive your Friends discount on 2018 Festival bookings. Please follow these instructions:

  • You'll need the email address that you registered with us, when buying your Friends membership. 
  • To activate your account, visit our new booking area, and request a new password (using the 'Forgot password' link). See screenshot for reference.
  • Whenever you are making a booking, login to your account and you will receive your Friends discount automatically.
  • Please note: there is a booking fee of £1.50 (per transaction, not per ticket).
  • Friends for Life - complimentary pair of tickets. These are not available online and must be booked with the Festival Box Office, by telephone on 01988 403 222, or in person. 
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