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The Australian Celtic Festival is renowned as the premier Celtic event of New South Wales. It is the only Celtic themed festival in Australia to recognise different Celtic Nations each year and have the unique atmospheric benefit of being located at the nationally acclaimed Australian Standing Stones. Each year up to twenty different Clans and representatives from the six Celtic nations turn out in force to hold their annual Celtic ceremonies and spectacles’.

An Action-Packed Program

The Australian Celtic Festival is held from Thursday through to Sunday on the first week of May each year.  Over the four-day festival there is close to 200 individual events, most of which are held at the Australian Standing Stones from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. To commence the festival, Thursday night’s “100,000 Welcomes” gives a taster of the weekends’ performances and the non-stop entertainment and activities until Sunday evening’s farewell concert.

Something for Everyone

Each year we review our program to ensure it has something for everyone – from Celtic music and poetry performances by both Australian and international artists to our prestigious awards and competitions including: the Australian Celtic Music Awards; Australian Celtic Dance Championships; Australian Celtic Fashion Awards and Australian Celtic Busking Awards.

Alongside music and dance our entertainment program includes a street parade, re-enactment groups, Celtic Strongman event, Kirking of the Tartan, massed pipe bands, children’s entertainment, combined schools’ concerts, boutique stalls including themed food and beverages, poets breakfast souvenirs, merchandise, and a fun run.

The 2021 Festival will be held 29th April to 2nd May.

Come experience this unique Festival in the spectacularly colourful Autumn that is a highlight of our cool New England climate.

Pipe Major at the Australian Standing Stones Australian Celtic Festival Australian Celtic Festival 2015 Australian Celtic Festival Murphys Pigs - Festival 2017 Australian Celtic Festival 2015 Australian Celtic Festival 2016 Australian Celtic Festival 2017 Australian Celtic Festival 2016 Australian Celtic Festival 2017

Australian Celtic Festival Glen Innes Pipe Band Australian Celtic Festival 2015 - Strongman event Australian Celtic Festival 2015 - Zeptepi on stage Cape Byron Celtic Dance 2015 Australian Celtic Festival 2015 - Town Hall Australian Celtic Festival 2016 - Pipe Band Celia Pavey - 2015 Australian Celtic Festival 2015
Flags of the Celtic Nations