- Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:00
Experience a fine weekend of music, dance and poetry celebrating Camperdown’s unique link to Scotland’s national bard at the Robert Burns Scottish Festival, 19-21 May 2017.
This year’s line-up includes festival favourites Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt, Fiona Ross, Warrnambool Pipes & Drums, Don Grieve and Angela Preiss, The Likely Celts, Tolka and the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club.
Soprano Vivien Hamilton and the Drowsy Maggies return for a second year, with first-timers Satch Campbell, Siobhan Owen, John McAuslan and Duck Duck Goose.
Festival committee member Ruth Gstrein said the festival was a wonderful community event.
“The piping and highland dancing competitions are a highlight, there are art and historic exhibitions, lecture series, jamming and busking, music workshops and Scottish family dancing.
“I love how the event showcases our local musicians and brings everybody together.
“It is a really nice mix of music, dance, art and history all rolled into one weekend,” she added.
Tickets are now on sale, ranging from $5 for a single entry lecture ticket to $190 for a full festival pass. Best selling tickets are $20 single entry tickets to live music at the historic Court House and Theatre Royal.
A full program will be available by the end of April. Ticket details are available online at www.camperdownburnsfestival.com Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100.
The Robert Burns Scottish Festival is supported by V/Line, Star Printing, Commercial Hotel, Hampden Hotel, AL Lane Foundation, Ern Hartley Foundation, Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation, and the Ray & Joyce Uebergang Foundation.