2020 is a very exciting year for the Festival, celebrating the celtic nations of Ireland and the Isle of Man. Our Festival celebrates all Celtic Nations and for 2020 performers that have a Irish or Isle of Man theme will be favoured during the selection process. To be successful you should highlight in your application the Celtic and themed aspects of your performance.
Applications closed 31st of August 2019.
Calling all budding musical prodigies! We are looking for buskers to help complete our Celtic Festival atmosphere in the Glen Innes CBD and hope you want to be a part of the action. Whether you sing, dance, play an instrument or all the above, we want to welcome you to our event.
And in recognition of all that talent, all our buskers are automatically entered into our Busking Competition. Friday afternoon following our Schools’ Performances, our Secret Judge will wander the CBD enjoying the sights and sounds, and looking for our winning buskers! Our Winner and Runner-up buskers will each receive a cash award and the opportunity to perform at the ACF Ruby Marquee Saturday afternoon. This is a chance you don’t want to miss!
Interested in representing the Australian Celtic Festival as one of our volunteer Ambassadors?
The Australian Celtic Festival is looking for people willing to donate their time and become an Ambassador of the Festival.
All Ambassadors will be given a free day or weekend pass depending on your availability.
Applications open until mid-April 2020
2020 is a very exciting year for the Festival, celebrating the celtic nations of Ireland and the Isle of Man. Preference will be given to boutique stall traders providing the very highest level of Celtic themed quality goods and food with credit card facilities.
Trader applicants will receive advice with regard to the outcome of their application by 14 February 2020. This year we continue to offer limited premium sites.
Please read through the Trader Information 2020 pack before you submit your application – this document contains all of the information that you will need to apply for a stall at the 2020 Australian Celtic Festival.
Clan and Celtic Society Booking Information
If your Clan or Celtic Society would like to participate in the 2020 Australian Celtic Festival – Year of Ireland & Isle of Man – please read the following information.
Australian Celtic Dance Championships Entry Form
The Australian Celtic Dance Championship competition was established in 2016 with a vision to create a new genre of Celtic Dance, one that could be celebrated by all Celtic dancers at the annual Australian Celtic Festival. Search for “Celtic dance” on Google and you’ll be introduced to Irish dance in many forms, maybe even Highland dance; but our initiative was established with the desire to bring about a fusion of all Celtic styles, whether Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Welsh or other. The Australian Celtic Festival, while celebrating individual Celtic nations each year, wanted to be able to bring them all together on the dance floor with the country’s only Celtic Dance Championships.
Nominations open October 2019 and close 28 February 2020.
Australian Celtic Fashion Awards
The Australian Celtic Fashion Awards were created in 2015 in consultation with the organisers of the Australian Wool Awards (now ‘Fleece to Fashion’). It was deemed that the Celtic culture in Australia was thriving and Celtic wearable art and garments were now on trend. Celebrities and fashions designers from all over the world are now creating and wearing Celtic themed garments. The Australian Celtic Festival, as the premier Celtic event in Australia, took on the role of creating and hosting the Australian Celtic Fashion Awards to showcase Celtic fashion and provide Celtic themed designers a platform to showcase their work.
ACFA winners will be announced at the Official Australian Celtic Awards Night at the Glen Innes & District Services Club, Saturday, 2 May 2020.
The Australian Celtic Fashion Awards will open October 2019 and close 13 April 2020.
Triquetra Awards Nomination Form
The Triquetra Award is an annual, perpetual award to recognize and honour an individual or group who has contributed to the Australian Celtic Festival and the understanding of Celtic culture. Triquetra Award nominees demonstrate all the following:
- A long term outstanding commitment and contribution to the Australian Celtic Festival
- A high level of achievement in their field, e.g., performance, Celtic art (any medium), fashion, linguistics, education, history, event development, marketing and administration
- A strong, ongoing relationship, connection or service to Celtic culture
The Triquetra Award winner will be announced during the Australian Celtic Festival at the Official Australian Celtic Awards Night held at the Glen Innes & District Services Club.
Nominations for the 2020 Triquetra Award close 31 March 2020.
Early Bird Business Promotion
Are you a Glen Innes Highlands Business?
As part of out early bird Festival promotion we will be offering our customers the option to purchase a local Business Discount Voucher pack for them to use when they are in town for the Festival.
If you would like to participate in this promotion or find out more please see the attached application form.
Applications open until mid-December 2019
Early Bird Business Promotion – Information Flyer