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We’d like to thank all our visitors who attended the 2022 Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes. What a weekend it was, filled with endless, quality entertainment and the weather was superb with mostly fine, sunny days. You can see photos of all the action on our Facebook and Instagram!

Since the festival we’ve been busy wrapping up the event and planning is underway for the next one, the year of Scotland, 4 – 7 May 2023!

We’re inviting you to share your feedback on your 2022 Festival experience. Your feedback is important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey via the link below, to help us make next year an even better event.

2022 Festival Highlights

There was much to enjoy about the festival this year, we simply couldn’t mention everything – so here are just a few highlights. 

John Williamson

Aussie music legend, John Williamson performing live on the Saturday evening at the Australian Standing Stones, following and already high calibre line up of performing artists and entertainers. 
Proudly funded by the NSW Government.
Image: Jiayuan Liang Xplorer Studio

Jousting Tournament

The crowds gathered to watch the spectacular Jousting Tournament Demonstration facilitated by Nova Hollandia. The precision, skill and horsemanship was incredible to see, with onlookers given a taste of life in Medieval times. 
Image: Jiayuan Liang Xplorer Studio

Dance Performances

The dance marquee was packed full of action with our incredibly talented line-up of dance groups. It was great to welcome back the Australian Celtic Dance Championships this year – a huge congratulations to all our well deserving winners.
Image: Natalie O’Neil Photography

Medieval Long Table Dinner

We held a Medieval/Arthurian themed dinner complete with a hardy, rustic meal and quality entertainment. The experience sold out quickly and the event was a crowd pleaser! Stay tuned for what we have planned for 2023.  
Image: Jiayuan Liang Xplorer Studio

Cultural Awards

The awards celebrated a huge range of artistic genres and entries were displayed in the cultural marquee, where a series of Celtic talks, workshops and presentations were held. The quality of entries was fantastic and we hope to grow the number of entries for 2023.
Image: Welsh Knight by Karen Munster

Medieval Battle Re-enactments

The New England Medieval Arts Society kept the crowds entertained with a range of demonstrations and battle re-enactments over the weekend. 
Image: Jiayuan Liang Xplorer Studio

Street Parade

The Grey Street Parade was back and busier than ever. The crowds gathered to watch the marching pipe bands, dance groups, Celtic clans and societies. Following the parade the pipe bands formed in the Town Hall Square.
Image: Cornish Association of NSW

Thanks to our Sponsors

We’d like to thank our Sponsors for their generous support!

Image below: Formation of the pipe bands following the Street Parade in Glen Innes Town Hall Square, captured by Jiayuan Liang Xplorer Studio 

The Australian Celtic Festival is proudly brought to you by Glen Innes Severn Council, our dedicated team of Festival Ambassadors, and our valued Sponsors. The event is held in Glen Innes Highlands, New South Wales, Ngoorabul Country. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Ngoorabul (Ngarabul) people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.

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