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National Celtic Festival 20th Anniversary

7 June - 10 June

Performers - Tim Scanlan, Photo by Adam Purcell - Melbourne Ceili Camera, Celtic Club - National Celtic Festival 2022, 11 June 2022.

The National Celtic Folk Festival will celebrate its 20th festival in Portarlington bringing the best in Folk and Celtic culture to the shores of Portarlington, Wadawurrung Country.

The 20th edition of the National Celtic Folk Festival marks a significant milestone in the celebration of culture. This landmark event promises to be even more spectacular, with festivities that honour the festival’s rich history while looking towards an exciting future. Founded by culture and ignited by passion the three-day festival is packed full of arts and culture, folk and traditions including Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Breton, Galician and Asturian cultures.

Some highlights will include a sensational lineup of live Folk and Celtic music, theatre performances, jam sessions, Celtic martial arts, heavy games, ceili’s, workshops, exciting dancing, pipe and drum bands, markets, delicious food and drink, and the Irish sport of hurling. Across 10 plus venues and activities will showcase the diversity and vibrancy of Folk and Celtic culture, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The festival will showcase a full roster of international talent, as part of its lineup bringing exciting, dynamic, and cultural performances to the Bellarine. The line up of artists will blend exciting new acts with festival favourites, keeping the festival fresh and dynamic while still delivering the performances that people have come to love and expect. 

Head to the festival website for line up announcements. In addition to the usual lineup of live music, workshops, and entertainment, the 20th festival will feature special events and surprises to mark the occasion. With a busy program and lots on offer, there is something for everyone.

Come and immerse yourself fully in a culture that makes this event truly special.


7 June
10 June
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National Celtic Festival
Portarlington, Northern Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Vic 3223 Australia + Google Map
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