To the astonishment of the Ullapool Book Festival team the weekend tickets sold out on the first day. Within 16 hours they sold more weekend tickets than they have previously sold in a month.
Book Festival chair Joan Michael said “This is quite unprecedented. We were stunned to see the tickets disappear both online and by post in such a short time. What is even more heartening is that all these people have bought the early birds without knowing who our writers will be. It shows that after 15 years we are being trusted to produce a great programme.”
But those who missed out need not fret. Tickets for all the individual sessions will go on sale towards the end of March when the full programme will be announced. In anticipation of that the festival will announce their guest list in early January.