Latest News 2018-01-11T15:54:12+00:00

Latest News



New to the 2018 Australian Celtic Festival is The Celts-Warriors, Poets and Craftsman May 3rd.

A free one day symposium to learn more about the Celts with presentations, posters and pictures!

The perfect opportunity for interested amateur and professional historians.

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The Australian Celtic Festival was one of the finalist’s in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards for Festivals and Events.

This was incredibly exciting news and a tribute to the extraordinary commitment of the Festival Committee, dedicated stakeholders and our fantastic Glen Innes Community.


2018 Showground bookings are now open

Bookings are ONLY available on line with powered $30 a night, unpowered $20 a night and new in 2018 the seventh night will be completely free.


Applications to perform at the 2018 Festival have now closed.

The successful 2018 performers will be announced on this website on Monday 9th October.

Download Nomination Form

Triquetra Award – Nominations Now Open

The Annual Triquetra Awards have been recognising significant contributions to the broad Celtic Community and particularly to the Australian Celtic Festival for ten years.

Now, in their eleventh year, the Selection Criteria have been upgraded to further enhance the importance of the main Triquetra Award.

With the advent of The Australian Celtic Music Awards and the Australian Celtic Roll of Honour in recent years it is appropriate to develop the ‘Triquetra Award’ and to broaden its value to the Australian Celtic Community. Nominees may be a volunteer, a paid individual or a group whose contribution to the Celtic Community is considered to be above and beyond the general expectation of their role.

A Nominee’s endeavours may be in any field, including performance, Celtic art [any medium], fashion, linguistics, education, history, event development, marketing and administration.

Please nominate the person you consider has made an important contribution in their field by downloading and submitting the application form.

Download Nomination Form

Thank all so much for your amazing 2017 25th Anniversary Australian Celtic Festival support, contribution and assistance.

We are indeed extremely appreciative and hope that you like so many others enjoyed the many Festival spectacles and successes. I have noted some information below for you and welcome especially the completed feedback forms. We hope to welcome you all to Glen Innes again very soon and the 2018 Festival May 3rd-6th celebrating Brittany, Galicia and Asturias.

We truly loved having you with us during the 2017 Festival and delighted with the attendance, artists, community & stakeholder support & weather, but most importantly the obvious joy the 2017 25th Anniversary Festival provided you all.

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