The National Celtic Festival returns to Victoria next month

The National Celtic Festival returns to Victoria next month

Words by Saskia Morrison-Thiagu

The National Celtic Festival in Australia is heading to one of Victoria’s oldest coastal towns next month for its 17th year.

Welcoming thousands of visitors every year, the National Celtic Festival is taking place over the long weekend from Friday June 7 to Monday June 10. Presenting concerts across the four days, the festival program includes dance, theatre, literature readings, masterclasses and more.

Some famous Celtic artists heading to the Bellarine include The Young Folk, Maggie Carty and Máirtín Staunton, The Lumber Jills, Colin Lillie, The Maes, Claddagh, Rich Davies and The Low Road. Other special events on the bill include the Australian Highland Cattle show as well as Theatre C21, a one-woman black comedy set.

If you’re keen on immersing yourself in a culturally rich celebration of Celtic culture, you can jump on the Port Philip Ferry or Searoad Ferries to get your fix.

The National Celtic Festival runs between Friday June 7 and Monday June 10 in Portarlington. For information and to book tickets, head to their website.