Glen Innes Severn Council regrets to inform the public that due to the Public Health (COVID-19 Public Events) Order 2020 issued by the NSW Government, under the Public Health Act 2010, the Australian Celtic Festival has now been cancelled.

Council is now communicating directly with all ticket holders to let them know how to receive a refund on their tickets.  We ask that all ticket holders be patient and allow us time to work through the process.

Street Parade Entry Form

Join in the Celtic action with the Street Parade held on Saturday morning 2nd May.

Parade Entry Form


The Glen Innes Pipe Band will be hosting the Quintet Pipe Band Competition once again in conjunction with the New South Wales Pipe Band Association, Inc. Bands are comprised of three pipers and two drummers. Please read the Competition Rules and then print, complete, and email the form to the NSWPBA Registrar. Entries are limited.

The competition will be held in the Stone Circle Saturday, 2 May, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Contact the NSWPBA Registrar at [email protected] for more information.

Glen Innes 2020 Quin Rules

GI Quin Entry Form 2020

Performer Application

Performer applications for 2020 have closed.

Busking Competition

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!

Busking Application Form

Volunteer Application

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

Volunteer Application Form

Trader Application

Trader applications are now closed. If you have any questions please contact us.

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.

Clan Booking Information 2020

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 13th March 2020.

Australian Celtic Dance Championships Application Form

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.

Australian Celtic Fashion Awards Application Form

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.


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