Clan Leslie Society
Australia & New Zealand


Australian Celtic Festival - 3rd - 6th May 2012

About the Festival

The Australian Celtic Festival is held in Glen Innes "Celtic Country" on the first weekend in May annually. Originally developed as a meeting place for the Celtic Clans and Associations of Australia to gather and celebrate their Celtic history, the festival has established Glen Innes & the New England region as a unique destination for the increasing numbers of visitors to" Celtic Country".  Today the festival has grown into a "must see" Celtic experience attracting close to 5900 visitors from across the country . The festival is held at the Australian Standing Stones overlooking the rural township of Glen Innes and celebrates the great Celtic Culture with song, dance, history and food.

The festival honours a different Celtic Nation annually, 2012 - Year of Galicia & Brittany: acknowledging Asturias and the 20th year of the festival promises to  be truly amazing.

Held over four days with entertainment including;

  • 3 stages of Celtic song, dance & pipe bands.
  • Celtic Ceremonies
  • Kirking of the tartans
  • Dawn Service
  • Massed Pipe Bands
  • Street Parade
  • Strongman Events
  • Children's activities
  • Poet's breakfast
  • Celtic Stalls
  • Yard dog Championships
  • Fun Run and Walk
  • Celtic Food
  • Celtic Tours
  • Celtic concerts
  • Celtic book readings

If you're stirred by the pipes,the emotion of the dawn mist, kaleidoscope of colours,stirring spectacles and non-stop entertainment,visit Glen Innes-Celtic Country and home to the country's signature festival - in the beautiful new England Tablelands of New South Wales from 3rd- 6th May, for the 2012 Australian Celtic Festival.