Every year the Australian Celtic Festival celebrates a Celtic Nation

4th to 7th May 2017 celebrating Ireland

Location: Glen Innes
Website: www.australiancelticfestival.com
Phone: 02 6730 2410

Come to Glen Innes, home of the Australian Standing Stones and celebrate the great and varied traditions of Celtic culture with song, dance, history and food. Experience our spectacular Autumn and cosy ambience created by a cool and colourful New England climate.

The Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes, Northern NSW is unique for its colour, spectacle and range of entertainment and history. Crowds poured into Glen Innes (population 9000) for the 2016 Celtic Festival attracted by the Celtic experience, Australian Standing Stones, the opportunity to meet with friends and to enjoy our country hospitality.

The 2017 festival from Thursday 4th May to Sunday 7th May will be very special with some changes and surprises.

The festivals main venue is the Australian Standing Stones, an array of granite monoliths like those around which the ancient Celts danced. To rise at dawn and listen to the eerie skirl of pipes in the autumn mists at the Standing Stones is an experience not to be missed. The four day festival provides non stop entertainment including the street parade, Celtic Strongman events, kirking of the Tartan, massed bands, childrens entertainment, dancing, flag raising ceremonies, poets breakfasts, yard dog trials, market stalls, fun run and Celtic foods.

The festival in 2016 again drew clans, national groups, dancers and artists from across Australia. Visitors participated in Celtic music and dance at one of the four stages at the Standing Stones or in one of the many concert venues in the town of Glen Innes.

Purchase Tickets to the 2017 Festival
Map of nearby towns

2017 Showground Camping

Showground Camping has been set up to enable purchasing a set block of days depending on ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE as well as only for up to 2 Adults Per Site. If you are unable to locate a suitable arrival and departure date please call 02 67302400. If you also have more than 2 people on Site and want to extend your days once you arrive, PLEASE pay at the Site.


Friends of the Australian Celtic Festival

The Australian Celtic Festival Committee has put together a very special package. The opportunity to become a Member of Friends of The Australian Celtic Festival is a great innovation that will allow you to show your support and receive a number of valuable benefits in return. Full details here.


A cancellation fee of 50% per ticket applies for cancellation received before April 2017. No refund is offered for cancellation received after April 2017. Any request for refund of wristbands/tickets is to be put in writing to the Australian Celtic Festival PO Box 61 Glen Innes NSW 2370 who will review these requests following the festival by 31st May 2017. A small administration fee of $5 applies. Offensive or inappropriate behaviour that results in eviction from the festival site will not warrant a refund. An official wristband/ticket will be issued once your order is processed. Tickets should be presented at each event and festival wristbands are to be worn on the wrist at all times whilst in the festival area. If you arrive without your pre-issued ticket/wristband/receipt you will be refused entry and charged again. The Festival Committee reserves the right to vary advertised artists and/or make changes to programmes. Refunds will be provided to you by cheque within 90 days of the festival.


Festival committee can refuse entry to any person to a festival activity if they can not present an entry wristband or ticket; present a tampered entry wristband or ticket of any kind. Enter the activity without a ticket or wristband. Use inappropriate or abusive language. Is in possession of any illegal item.

Pipe Band at Glen Innes monument