Interested in attending the Australian Celtic Festival, but wish it was free?
It can be !The ACF committee is looking for people willing to volunteer during the Festival weekend. All volunteers will be given a free day or weekend pass depending on the days you are available to help. All we ask is for a commitment to work a minimum of three (3) hours Saturday or Sunday. The rest of the time, you are welcome to enjoy the Festival and all it offers … for free!
Complete this application form and we will be in contact with you.
If you have any additional enquiries, contact the Festival Office on 6730 2410, or come into the Visitor Information Centre to sign up.
The Australian Celtic Festival welcomes buskers to our 2017 festival. Busking is free. You will not need public liability insurance as Glen Innes Severn Council is covering this aspect. You will need to submit an application and have a permit issued by council. There will be a first prize of $200 and a runner up of $100. You will also get to play on the Ruby Stage at the festival if you are one of the winners.
Busking Applications will not be guaranteed after the 24th of April. Applications after this date will be processed depending on space availability and you will be contacted if your application can be accepted or not.
Stallholder and Clan Application
The Australian Celtic Festival Committee is interested in hearing from prospective vendors specialising in food, beverage, produce, merchandise, jewellery, book sales, musical items and other retail options for stalls at the Festival site, The Australian Standing Stones on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017.
The Australian Celtic Festival committee is also interested in hearing from Celtic dancers, singers, poets and bands that would like to be a part of the Australian Celtic Festival in 2017. Additional festival acts are also welcome to apply, including fire twirlers, wandering minstrels, etcetera.
Performer applications closed on the 20th of September 2016. Artists will be announced mid October.
Workshop Expression of Interest
We would like to hear from people who would like to do a workshop at the Standing Stones site during the Australian Celtic Festival. A workshop can be an information session, hands-on demonstration, audience participation etc. Workshops can include but are not limited to information on a Celtic tradition or region, making a kite, how to write a ballad, song or poem, how to play a harp, kilt making etcetera. The workshop topic is only limited by your imagination.
Workshop Expressions of Interest closed the 20th of September 2016. Workshops will be announced mid October.
Australian Celtic Dance Championships
This event will showcase Celtic dancers performing for the Australian Celtic Dance Championship titles and other prizes. There will be two categories open for entries: solo and group dances. Prizes will be awarded for First and Runner-up in each category.
Heats will be conducted on Saturday, May 6, at the Australian Celtic Festival Crystal Stage, with winners announced that evening at the Official Celtic Awards Night hosted by the Glen Innes and District Services Club. Prize winners will be expected to perform their winning dance at the Crystal Stage on the Sunday.
Applications are now closed.