The National Celtic Festival

The National Celtic Festival

Check out the National Celtic Festival


How do I know who is playing?

Go to the “Artist and Program” section of this website. Once the program is finalised and posted on this website, you can see exactly.

Do you have a program specifically for kids?

Absolutely. There will be a range of activities on offer including workshops, concerts, dancing and lots more.

What time does the concert finish on Monday?

At approximately 3pm. It may be the final day, but Monday’s program will still be jam-packed; the markets and food stalls will all be there until the end!

What can I do if I don’t want to buy at ticket?

There is plenty of free roving entertainment, markets, food stalls and outdoor displays.

Is there disabled parking?

Yes, clearly defined around site.

How do I get a program?

When you buy your ticket or receive your festival wristband at the ticket marquee you will be given our official full-colour glossy. The program will be on the web site in the lead up week of the festival.

Can I visit the market without a ticket?

Yes. Feel free to wander around the over 80 market stalls in the undercover Celtic market and enjoy an array of entertainment throughout the site and the town.

Where can I stay in Portarlington?

Portarlington and surrounding region provides a large selection of accommodation, from camping grounds and onsite cabins. Bellarine Visitor Information on 1800 755 611. There are plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From deluxe spa retreats and luxury bed and breakfasts, through to holiday rentals and camping.

Can I camp on site?

No, but there are plenty of camping sites at Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park on the Portarlington foreshore. For further information:

Do I have to bring my own chair?

No, seating is provided and all the venues are heated and undercover. The festival has a range of large and small venues scattered around the time and within walking distance.

Is it all outside?

No, all our venues are undercover, including the huge Celtic market, and heated for your comfort. We Celts know a thing or two about managing winter weather.

How do I get my name on the mailing list?

Simply enter your name and email address in the boxes provided at the top of the homepage and click on “subscribe” to stay in touch.

How do I become a volunteer?

There could still be some volunteer positions available so go to the “Applications” section of this website to apply to be a volunteer. Being a volunteer is not only a great way to see go to the festival, it’s also the opportunity to be part of an amazing team.