Australian Festivals: Part Two [Index]
"Some of the greatest and unusual festivals are held in Australia"
Come Enjoy Our World Famous Festivals
The Darwin Festival
The Darwin Festival is recognised locally, nationally and internationally as the premier festival for the 'Top End' of Australia and the Asia Pacific Region and for its quality, diversity and innovation in arts programming and presentation.
Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. A feast of music, dance and visual spectacle on the streets and in the parks of central Sydney, attracting over 200,000 people and reaches an audience of around 1 million people.
Melbourne's Moomba Festival
Moomba Festival one of Melbourne's most popular and enduring events, this festival for the people has captured the hearts and imaginations of successive generations of festival goers enlivening the heart of the city along the banks of Melbourne's own Yarra River.
Moomba continues to deliver an outstanding program of entertainment for all to ensure it remains a keenly anticipated childhood, family and community experience.
Adelaide Festival is held in the warm South Australian autumn, this is a large-scale multi-arts event of extraordinary richness and diversity.
Each Festival program includes opera, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, cabaret, new media events, Adelaide Writers' Week (the largest literary festival in the world), outdoor entertainment, visual arts, master classes, forums and much more.
Thanks to www.adelaidefestival.com.au/about-us/
The art of playing is one of the most precious aspects to life. From childish abandonment to humour borne of experience, the instinct to live through games of imagination, acting out stories and moving our bodies is common to all ages and cultures.
Through play we imagine other worlds, other futures and other people is the Perth Festival.
The Brisbane Festival - For three weeks the city's theatres, galleries, parks, public spaces and are filled with art as the Festival programme presents extraordinary Queensland and international artists and companies.
Over 750,000 people engage in the Festival as audience members, community participants, artists, employees and volunteers; creating a buzz across the city from programme launch in July and throughout the entire Festival season.
The Hobart Summer Festival is well planed and designed to lure you Tasmania.
Hobart has a beauty that you will not obtain by looking at pictures, it that must be seen in person! Hobart is set at the foot of Mt Wellington and is right on the picturesque Derwent River.
The Hobart Summer Festival has a huge range of attractions and exhibits, expert performers from Australia and around the globe. Acknowledged as a premier festival of Tasmania, the Hobart Festival has a typical traditional touch tells what Tasmania is all about.
Just a small part of the festivities within the annual Canberra festival is the fantastic hot air balloon Spectacular held on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House where up to 40 balloons will inflate at sunrise each morning (weather permitting), and after a gentle lift off, fly over the lake and city. Balloons come from all over Australia and overseas.
Scottish Gathering: Brigadoon
The largest Scottish gathering in AustraliaIn the mists of the New South Wales Southern Highlands lies hidden the village of Bundanoon, home to the traditional Scottish Highland Games.
For the past 36 years, Bundanoon has gained the envious reputation throughout Australia for hosting “Bundanoon is Brigadoon”, the gathering held “Always in April” with a following of 10 – 12000 visitors “and you don’t have to be of Scottish descent “to come and enjoy and participate in the day.
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Tamworth comes alive during this time with the enormous number of people doubling population during the gig! Guest and visitors from all across Australia and around the globe come to join in the festivities. This brings significant economic benefits to the region. Visitor numbers are estimated to around 50,000 or more every year.