Our new ticketing system should be up shortly. This year tickets can be purchased online with your credit card, although a processing fee per ticket will be added to cover the costs of this service. (You can avoid the fee by using e-banking instead.)
We made a substantial loss on the 2015 Festival and, despite the best efforts of the committee to manage costs and cut unnecessary expenditure, we have had to increase our ticket prices. But it’s still great value at $135.00 for an adult Earlybird ticket. Full ticket prices are here.
Two new innovations this year – in addition to the normal welcome events on Friday night, we have a workshop on bring out the best in a PA (good prep for those wanting to perform over the weekend) and a film screening. And on Monday morning, we have a three hour fiddle/mandolin masterclass with Festival favourite, Lindsay Martin. Lindsay’s masterclass is designed to help existing players get better – it’s not for beginners – and it is also subject to a separate fee, NOT included in the festival registration. $60 if you buy a weekend ticket; $100 if not – first in, first served and very limited numbers so he can give everyone attending individual guidance.