National Celtic Folk Festival
An easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne, the township of Portarlington is an ideal location for the festival and showcases the region. Nestled between the Bellarine Peninsula’s renowned vineyards and the famous mussel farms of Corio Bay, this normally quiet bay side village comes to life with the music, laughter and passion of the Celtic spirit.
This boutique winter folk festival kicks off on Friday 7 June and runs through until Monday 10. The festive extravaganza will showcase some of the world’s most culturally rich performers. The program offers a diverse range of art forms, along with the many interpretations of Celtic and Folk culture within the Australian setting.
Come along to concerts, master classes ,workshops, theatre/spoken word events, competitions, forums, singing sessions, dance, gatherings , pipe bands, multi arts community projects and markets.
The festival caters for all age groups and a diversity of family groups, it has become an annual event for families and friends to gather, offering time to relax and experience the depth of Celtic culture through the festival’s cultural diverse arts program .
Australia’s premier Celtic Folk Festival attracts over 16,000 people to the region over the three day long weekend event each June.