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Join our Friends scheme


Support us by becoming a Friend of the Festival

We need friends more than ever this year to help protect Wigtown Book Festival for the future. 

Although we can't offer all the normal perks of your Friend of the Festival membership, we are continuing to offer 10% off one ticket for each event you purchase and, for this year when the number of tickets available is limited, we are offering a 10% discount on books in our online bookshop, for new and existing Friends and Friends for Life, from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022. 

It's a win-win for everyone! You can buy all the new books you want at a discount and each additional sale continues to support the charity. Not only can you browse the online stock but we'll also order any new book you're looking for (subject to availability) to be delivered to your door or collected from us at Number 11 in Wigtown.


Become an Annual Friend of the Festival - £25  HERE

Your 2021 Friend of the Festival subscription will run from 1 July until 30 June 2022. The benefits of becoming a Friend will include:

  • 10% discount on books purchased from our online bookshop, from 1 July to 30 June 2022
  • 10% off one main programme ticket for each event booked (excluding dinners and those promoted for other              organisations);
  • Renewal is not automatic though you will be invited to become a Friend again in 2022 should you wish.

Become a Annual Family Friend of the Festival - £35   HERE

Your 2021 Family Friend of the Festival subscription will run from 1 July until 30 June 2022. The benefits of becoming a Friend will include:

  • 10% discount on books purchased from our online bookshop, from 1 July to 30 June 2022
  • 10% off main programme tickets for each event booked (excluding dinners and those promoted for other organisations);
  • Renewal is not automatic though you will be invited to become a Friend again in 2022 should you wish.

Become a Friend for Life - £250    HERE

Being a Friend for Life offers annual perks for as long as you attend the Festival and as long as the Festival exists. This year, existing and new Friends for Life are slightly different and will include:

  • 10% discount on books purchased from our online bookshop from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022;
  • 10% off one main programme ticket for each event booked (excluding dinners and those promoted for other
          organisations);
  • a pair of complimentary tickets.

See below for the *normal benefits of a Friend for Life subscription should you decide to sign up this year or consider it in the future.



What COVID restrictions mean for our friends scheme in 2021

  • We will notify you when the programme is live online - there will be no printed programme to post to you.
  • Priority booking will not be available due to restricted ticket numbers - please book early to avoid                                      disappointment.
  • There will be no Opening Party.



Become a Friend for Life 

*Normal Friend for Life benefits include:

  • 10% off one main programme ticket for each event booked, every year, (excluding dinners and those promoted          for other organisations);
  • a pair of complimentary tickets every year; 
  • a copy of the programme by first class post; 
  • and an annual invitation to the Opening Party.