The Australian Celtic Festival
A Celebration of Celtic Culture and Friendship
Song, dance, music, poetry, pomp, ceremony, spectacle, living history, parade, clans, special events, and (of course) bagpipes.
Important dates (subject to change):
- Ticket sales now open,
Early Bird Discounts will apply till end of March
Concession Discounts will apply till Mid April
- Performer applications are now closed
- Fancy Busking? Applications are now open - Busking Application
- Stalls Applications are now closed.
- Clans and Society applications now closed - Clans
- RFQ for sound and production management now closed
We're looking for people to billet our performers. If you have a spare bed or two and are able to help us out, please contact us. We're giving free weekend passes to families who open their home and even one bed is a step in the right direction. Pass it on!
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Showground camping - Book Now ►
Our 2015 lineup:
- Anna & Jordan
- Cape Byron Celtic Dance
- Celia Pavey
- City of Brisbane Pipe Band
- Gens Altera
- Glen Innes Pipe Band
- Glenmore Highland Dancers
- Hunter Welsh Folk Dancers
- Irish Joe Lynch
- Kelly Family Band
- Moree Caled Soc Pipes & Drums
- Murphy's Pigs
- Northern Celts
- Pumpkin Juice
- Siobhan Owen
- Stu Tyrrell
- Uni of Qld Pipe Band
- Villanova College Irish Ensemble
- Welder's Dog
Visitors and performers flock to Glen Innes in the heart of Celtic Country for the annual Australian Celtic Festival held the first weekend in May.
Spread over 4 days, highlights include music and dance at multiple stages and venues, displays and workshops, storytelling and poetry, clan gatherings, a huge parade through Glen Innes' heritage main street, strongmen, living history displays, massed bands, traditional kirking of the tartans, Celtic yard dog trials, fun run and walk, Celtic stalls, food and more.
The Australian Standing Stones, overlooking the rural township of Glen Innes, were originally developed as a meeting place for the Celtic Clans and Associations of Australia to gather and celebrate their Celtic history.
Located in Centennial Park, the Standing Stones are the primary venue of the Australian Celtic Festival. A number of activities, including the parade, and some evening events take place at other venues around the town.
Glen Innes has twin town status with Pitlochry in Scotland.
The Ngarabal (also: Ngoorabul, Ngarrabul, Ngarrbal) people are the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the Glen Innes area, having lived here continuously for thousands of years. The Ngarabal name of the township of Glen Innes is "Gindaaydjin", meaning "plenty of big round stones on clear plains".
Join us in the beautiful New England High Country of New South Wales from 30 April - 3rd May for the 2015 Australian Celtic Festival - celebrating Wales.
2016 Festival dates:
28th April-2nd May celebrating the Isle of Man