The Australian Celtic Festival - A Celebration of Celtic Culture and Friendship.
Important dates (subject to change):
Performer applications are now closed
- Fancy Busking? Applications are now open - Busking Application
- Stalls Applications are now open -Stalls
- Clans and Society applications now open - Clans
- RFQ for sound and production management now closed
- Ticket sales
Tickets will be on sale from early February
Early Bird DIscounts will apply to end of March
Concession Discounts will apply till MId April
Showground camping: bookings now open - Book Now ►
Clan site applications now open ►
2015 Gala Tartan Ball is announced ►
Expressions of Interest for workshops now open ►
Stallholder Applications now open ►
Busker Applications available ►
2015 Lineup Announced!
Our 2015 lineup is as follows:
- 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
- Jay Wars and Hayley
- Kelly Family Band
- Moree Caled Soc Pipes & Drums
- Murphy's Pigs
- Northern Celts
- Pumpkin Juice
- Scone RSL Pipes & Drums
- 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. The Standing Stones are located in Centennial Park, 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.
The Ngarabal (also: Ngoorabul, Ngarrabul, Ngarrbal) people are the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the Glen Innes area. Ngarabal people have lived in Glen Innes and the surrounding country 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"
Glen Innes has twin town status with Pitlochry in Scotland.
Join us in the beautiful New England Tablelands of New South Wales from 30 April - 3rd May, for the 2015 Australian Celtic Festival - celebrating Wales. (Only sleeps to go!)
A big "thank you" to all our sponsors especially the 2015 'Naming Rights' sponsor: The Glen Innes and District Services Club.
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