Next week (26-29 July) Lerwick will play host to a weekend of international music and culture and welcome some of the world's most spectacular seafaring vessels to the island for the Tall Ships Races' 2023.

Sailing ships from around the world will take part in the festival, with Lerwick one of the key destinations on the route, which departs from Den Helder in the Netherlands, travels across to Hartlepool in North East England and then heads north to Norwegian Fredrikstad.

As one of the host harbours, Lerwick in Shetland will host an international music and culture festival as part of their welcome to the ships this weekend.

The event is already a roaring success with tickets for the festivities surrounding the event, including the headline gigs, completely sold out. 

However, for those not lucky enough to be in Shetland for the weekend of the Tall Ships Races’ dock in Lerwick, The Herald Scotland is hosting a live stream which will take viewers into the heart of the action between 26-29 July.

The stream will also show activity in the harbour and the family entertainment going on.

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On our live stream you will be able to see behind the scenes footage and watch interviews with locals, visitors and potentially even some of the musicians. 

Wednesday’s opening night will see a performance by Peatbog Faeries, a Skye band who have risen to become one of Scotland’s biggest names in contemporary folk music. 

The following night will be led by Tide Lines, a four-piece folk pop band who are making waves on Scotland’s folk music scene by putting an indie spin on trad. The band have previously headlined a sold-out show at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom. 

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Friday then concludes with a live performance from other big name from Scotland's trad scene, Peat & Diesel.

Each day also includes live DJ sets with tribute act, Queen II, also playing on Saturday night. 

With tickets sold out, this is the only chance to still catch a glimpse of some of the action in Lerwick.