What's on in 2022
Join us for our 30th anniversary celebration. We have an action-packed program as well as many events hosted by various venues around Glen Innes Highlands. Our 2022 Official Australian Celtic Festival events include:
- Thu 28 Apr – Ceud Mile Failte! 100,000 Welcomes Concert – at the Glen Innes & District Services Club*
- Fri 29 Apr – Official Opening Ceremony in the Town Hall Square
- Fri 29 Apr – Medieval Long Table Dinner at the Australian Standing Stones*
- Sat 30 Apr –Street Parade along Grey Street
- Sat 30 Apr – Celts in the Park at the Rotunda in Kind Edward Park
- Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May – Australian Celtic Festival at the Australian Standing Stones*
- Sat 30 Apr – Welsh Choir Concert at the Chapel Theatre*
*Tickets required for entry
THE MAIN EVENT!
Australian Celtic Festival
Ceud Mile Failte! 100,000 Welcomes! Concert
When: Thursday 28 Apr 6pm – 9pm
Where: Glen Innes & District Services Club
Entry: $12.50 –$15 (Booking fees apply)
The first concert of the Australian Celtic Festival offers a taste for what’s to come over the weekend. Featuring performances by Asleep at the Reel, North & Elsewhere, Cape Byron Celtic Dance, Flashjack and Tara.
Please note ticket is for the concert only. Dinner is not included in the ticket price. Meals available for purchase at the Crystal Room restaurant.
Medieval Long Table Dinner
When: Friday 29 Apr 5pm – 8pm
Where: Australian Standing Stones
Entry: $35 (Booking fees apply)
Who will be crowned King and Queen on this night of knights and all things Camelot? From 5pm the bar opens and you can be entertained by roving performers, Celtic music and hours of entertainment. Enjoy a Medieval Feast of delicious meats and accompaniments in the Sapphire Marquee by Smo-KING Barbeque.
After dinner, there will be a Ceilidh and all are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere free from 8pm to 10pm.
*Image is not an accurate representation of this new experience.
Cantorian Sydney Male Voice Choir Concert
When: Saturday 30 Apr – 6pm for 6.30 start
Where: Glen Innes Chapel Theatre
Entry: $25. Booking fees apply.
Witness the spectacular Cantorian Sydney Male Voice Choir plus special guest soloist, sopranos Tessa Hayward. Cantorion means ‘Singers’ in Welsh and the Choir follows in the fine Welsh tradition of male voice choirs. The Choir is made up of rich male voices which sing many familiar, uplifting and moving songs. The concert includes 2 x 45 minute sets and intermission.
When: Saturday 30 Apr – 9.30am
Where: Town Hall Square, Grey street
Entry: Free, all welcome
Participate or watch the pipe bands, clans and societies march along Grey Street. A favourite activity enjoyed by all!
Celts in the Park
When: Saturday 30 Apr – 10.30am to 2pm
Where: Rotunda in Kind Edward Park
Entry: Free, all welcome
After the Street Parade, if you aren’t heading up to the festival be sure to grab a picnic blanket, some food from the main street and head to the parklands to join in the free entertainment at the Rotunda.
Join in the action around town. There are many events scheduled at various venues during the Australian Celtic Festival, adding to the atmosphere around town. Keep up to date – we’ll be promoting events happening around town on our Facebook page as they are confirmed.
Musicians and bands
That’s right! Australian Music Legend John Williamson will headline the 2022 Festival. He said, ‘I’m delighted to be performing at the Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes. My songs are basically Celtic with an Aussie accent, blended with our own songbirds and the didgeridoo. Glen Innes in the New England district has the perfect atmosphere for this event and I look forward to sharing my music with the people of the region and afar.’
The 2022 Festival is funded by the NSW Government.