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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.

Let’s Get The Party Started

National Celtic Folk Festival – Celebrating 20 Festivals In Portarlington

International & National Performers Coming To The Bellarine

7 – 10 June, the National Celtic Folk Festival (NCFF) will celebrate its 20th festival (in Portarlington) bringing the best in Folk and Celtic arts and culture to the shores of Portarlington, Wadawurrung Country.  This landmark event promises to be even more spectacular, with festivities that celebrate the festival’s rich history while looking towards an exciting future.

With a lineup featuring top-class national and international Folk and Celtic artists it’s a music, arts, and culture event for everyone. This year, the program will unfold across over 12 venues with more than 65 acts, transforming the foreshore into a lively winter extravaganza. 

Over the three-day festival, the program is packed full of arts and culture, folk and traditions.

Some highlights will include a sensational lineup of live Folk and Celtic music, theatre,

concerts, jam sessions, Highland Swordplay, heavy games, ceili’s, workshops, exciting dancing, pipe and drum bands, markets, delicious food and drink, and the Irish sport of

hurling. With storytelling, children’s concerts, demonstrations and interactive art experiences the festival program caters to the whole family ensuring everyone has a great time.

The line up of Artists will feature festival favourites, Tim Scanlan and Mana Okubu, Claymore, Rich Davies, Shane Howard ‘Seanathair and clan’ and plenty more. Blending with exciting new acts such The Lumber Jills from Canada, Hombru ( Tas ), Irish Musicians Daylan Carlos, John McCartin and Orlaith McAuliffe and the iconic Australian Van Morrison Tribute Band, keeping the festival program fresh and exciting.

Indulge in a steaming hot chocolate, a Guinness or local wine, indulge your senses, and immerse yourself in the festivities.  Whether you come for the entire weekend or just an afternoon, get ready to warm your soul and have a craicing good time.

Head to the festival website for tickets and line up announcements.


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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