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EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE 1 FEBRUARY 2023

REGULAR & OTHER EVENT TICKETS ON SALE 1 MARCH 2023

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Australian Celtic Festival 4 - 7 May 2023

Location: Australian Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Watsons Drive, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia.

Featuring 4 days of entertainment in and around Glen Innes Highlands.

Australian Celtic Festival’s main event at the Australian Standing Stones is held on the Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May.

In 2023 the Australian Celtic Festival turns 31 and we’re celebrating the Year of Scotland.

Every year crowds descend on Glen Innes (population 9000) for the Australian Celtic Festival, attracted by the unique Celtic experience, the opportunity to meet with friends and to enjoy famous country hospitality.

The festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers from around the world. Visitors experience Celtic music and dance at three stages at the festival’s main venue, the Australian Standing Stones, and in many venues around town.

The four-day festival features exciting events and activities including Grey Street Parade, Kirking of the Tartan, Massed Pipe Bands, Re-enactment Medieval Village, Jousting Tournament, Highland Games, Buskers, Celtic Cultural Workshops, Children’s Marquee with lots of activities for the littlies, a Fun Run, dancing, Flag Raising Ceremonies, Poet Breakfasts, Celtic Market Stalls and Celtic-inspired food. Our program is regularly updated with the final program in place 1 March 2023.

Early bird tickets go on sale Wednesday 1 February 2023 and are available until Tuesday 28 February 2023 for weekend passes, Saturday and Sunday day passes and Commercial Coach/Tour Company (note: please email the Commercial Coach/Tour Company Ambassador eventsofficer@gisc.nsw.gov.au for those booking enquiries). There are a limited number of tickets available or until sold out.

Standard tickets on sale from Wednesday 1 March 2023.

Please note:

  • There are no concessions (early bird tickets cover this discount and are only available until 28 February 2023 (or if sold out so get in quick).
  • Booking fee applies to all ticket sales. 
  • Children 16 and under are free if accompanied by a paying parent or guardian.
  • Companion Card is accepted. The Australian Celtic Festival is a registered affiliate of the NSW Government Companion Card and offers one additional ticket (free of charge) for the Australian Celtic Festival Event at the Australian Standing Stones, to people with disabilities who require a support person to accompany them at the event. Those support attendees must show their valid Companion Card for proof of entry and accompany a paying ticket holder with a disability. If you do not have your card, you will be required to purchase a ticket at the on-site box office. 

Official Events 2023

  • Ceud Mile Failte! 100,000 Welcomes Concert – Thursday 4 May at the Glen Innes & District Services Club
  • Friday Night Ceilidh – Fire & Feasting – Friday 5 May 2023 at the Australian Standing Stones

 

More event tickets will be announced in the coming months. 

Companion Card Offer

The Australian Celtic Festival is a registered affiliate of the NSW Government Companion Card and offers one additional ticket (free of charge) for the Australian Celtic Festival Event at the Australian Standing Stones, to people with disabilities who require a support person to accompany them at the event. Those support attendees must show their valid Companion Card for proof of entry and accompany a paying ticket holder with a disability. If you do not have your card, you will be required to purchase a ticket at the on-site box office. 

Important Information

  1. For commercial group booking (15 or more tickets) please email eventsofficer@gisc.nsw.gov.au
  2. Please ensure you have selected the correct tickets prior to purchasing.
  3. You will need to present your ticket/wristband to be admitted at each event.
  4. You will only be admitted to the event listed on your ticket. Tickets do not include accommodation or access to other events happening around Glen Innes Highlands.
  5. Tickets can only be admitted once. You will receive a wristband for the Australian Celtic Festival at the Australian Standing Stones which will allow you to leave and return to the venue. Please note each time you enter the venue your wristband will need to be scanned.
  6. The Australian Celtic Festival is a free-flowing event, and the venue has multiple entertainment arenas and marquees, some with limited seating available.
  7. There are many independent events at various venues around Glen Innes Highlands during the festival, we aim to provide up-to-date information on the events happening around town and where you can book tickets, however Glen Innes Severn Council and The Australian Celtic Festival is not responsible for tickets and bookings to events independent of the Official Australian Celtic Festival events.


Refund and Cancellation Policy

  1. Tickets for the Australian Celtic festival (ACF) and ACF Official Events are non-refundable for change of mind or non-attendance.
  2. The festival is an all-weather, outdoor event. The Australian Celtic Festival reserve the right to change, add, withdraw or substitute artists in the festival line-up, vary the advertised program without prior notification and deny admission to the festival site (including admission to a particular performance at the festival Site) with reasonable cause, including incorrect/invalid tickets presented.
  3. Please refer to our third-party ticket provider’s buyer’s policy for terms and conditions of purchase, iwannaticket
  4. In the event that the festival is cancelled ticket holders are entitled to a refund for their ticket purchase per the terms and conditions of purchase, iwannaticket


Notice of Filming and Photography

When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction, without compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy tickets?

  • Right here (on the dates notified)

  • At the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre (in person or via phone).

  • At the Box Office at the Standing Stones during the festival or the Glen Innes Visitor Centre box office during business hours.

  • For commercial bus/tour group bookings or enquiries (15 or more tickets), please email eventsofficer@gisc.nsw.gov.au

How do I enter the festival?

  1. Confirmation of your order will be emailed upon purchase.

  2. Please print out your ticket and bring it to the allocated event.

  3. Your ticket will be scanned, and you will be allocated a wristband to wear over the weekend or for a specific day at the Australian Standing Stones.

  4. You can go directly to the Standing Stones Box Office from 8.30am Saturday 6 May 2023 or the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm to receive your wristband.
  5. This will grant you entry into the festival.


What’s included with my ticket?

Tickets for the Australian Celtic Festival give you access to the Australian Standing Stones Venue for the date/dates listed on the ticket. Once in the venue, you are free to roam and experience all the different activities and performances.