FUNDING BOOST FOR NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL
Portarlington is set to host the National Celtic Festival thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Lisa Neville MP recently announced that Portarlington has secured the National Celtic Festival through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund.
The National Celtic Festival will be held from 8th-11th June next year at Portarlington, and is expected to attract over 15,000 attendees.
The National Celtic Festival (NCF) is an annual event held in Portarlington on the Northern Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong over the June long weekend.
The Festival is an internationally recognized Celtic Arts festival and is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival. “We’re proud to be bringing the National Celtic festival right here to Portarlington.” Ms Neville said.
The Festival program offers a diverse range of art forms, including Traditional and ‘purist’ expressions of culture, and the evolution of these art forms overtime, along with the many interpretations of Celtic culture within the Australian setting – presenting concerts, master classes, workshops, theatre/spoken word events, competitions, forums, along with singing sessions, dance gatherings and multi arts community projects.
Ms Neville said, “It’s events like these that keep our hospitality providers and retailers busy, and put Portarlington on the map for visitors.”
“Our Regional Events Fund is helping to grow our enviable calendar of events – and that means more jobs and stronger economies across our regions.”