PRESENTING PARTNER FESTIVALS

Over 35 presenting partner festivals have signed on to present Scottish artists at their events in 2020 – some continuing a tradition of presenting the best in Scots, Gaelic and Celtic music, and some discovering the depth and richness of Scotland’s musical heritage for the first time. You’ll find a presenting partner festival in every state and territory in Australia – visit their websites to find out more about their programmes for 2020 and where Scotland is involved. New festival programmes are released every month, so keep an ear to the ground if your closest one hasn’t announced their Scottish guests, yet.

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Bello Winter Music Festival

9 July - 12 July
State: NSW

Now in its fifth year, Bello Winter Music is a family friendly whole-town festival. As well as the music pouring out of 14 different venues, Bellingen comes alive with street theatre, markets, circus performances and a psychedelic Magic Bus (free rides around town). The festival features Bellingen LeaF, a sustainability focused program of workshops available at no extra cost to festival goers, and the hugely successful Youth Mentorship Program which gives aspiring, young musicians the opportunity to receive mentorship from…

Groundwater Country Music Festival

24 July - 26 July
State: QLD

Groundwater Country Music Festival is a free event held in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Uniquely combining ‘Country with the Coast’ the beachside event is free to attend, and showcases premier country music performers on a number of outdoor stages and in venues throughout the entire Broadbeach precinct. Country music is at its heart about life, passion and realism, and the Festival invites visitors to come to our city for three days of rocking country music that will shake the…

Darwin Festival

6 August - 23 August
State: Northern Territory

There’s no better time to visit the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous festival wonderland awaits you. Balmy nights under twinkling lights provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dry season, the Top End’s tropical winter. Darwin Festival combines outdoor festivities with a program rich with local, national and international talent. Cabaret, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts and fun family events transform Darwin for 18 dazzling days and nights. The Festival celebrates the…

Festival of Small Halls Australia Winter: Darwin Festival

8 August
State: Queensland

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home…

Maleny Music Festival

28 August - 30 August
State: QLD

This boutique festival, now in its 8th year is set in the lush hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and held in the Maleny Showgrounds, the site of the original Maleny Folk Festival. It commenced in 2012 on the 25th anniversary of the first event which grew and went on to become the Woodford Folk Festival we know today. Our family friendly festival has become renowned for its relaxed, intimate and casual atmosphere. With a diverse program of acoustic based acts…

Horizon Festival

28 August - 6 September
State: QLD

Horizon Festival is the Sunshine Coast's premier multi-arts festival. They carefully curate a program of unique arts experiences to provide audiences with 10 days and nights of inspiring visual art, performance, music, words + ideas and creative workshops. Horizon connects artists, industries and communities and uses art to delight, begin dialogue and to encourage the exploration and appreciation of the places and spaces of the Sunshine Coast region - this year, with a few Scottish-themed events in the mix.

Horizon Festival

28 August - 6 September
State:

Horizon Festival is the Sunshine Coast's premier multi-arts festival. They carefully curate a program of unique arts experiences to provide audiences with 10 days and nights of inspiring visual art, performance, music, words and ideas and creative workshops. Horizon connects artists, industries and communities and uses art to delight, begin dialogue and to encourage the exploration and appreciation of the places and spaces of the Sunshine Coast region.

Folk by the Sea

25 September - 27 September
State: NSW

Folk by the Sea is an intimate folk festival style event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over three days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole. This event replaces Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge.

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

16 October - 18 October
State: New South Wales

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of music, poetry and dance in Australia’s most beautiful valley.