Melbourne Celtic Festival – 17 March 2020

Postponement of the Melbourne Celtic Festival until further notice.

As we look to assist Bushfire affected communities through the fundraiser the Melbourne Celtic Festival, The Mission to Seafarers Board and the Festival organisers have made the very tough decision to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 risk at public events. Our first priority is the safety of everyone including attendees, our personnel, all event partners and members of the local community.

We apologise for the inconvenience and are now working with all of the participants to find a suitable date to hold the Festival later in the year at the Mission to Seafarers.

The Melbourne Celtic Festival is coming to the Mission this St Patrick’s Day – 17 March 2020.

Join us for a celebration of Celtic Arts & Culture


Gather your clan and join us to celebrate all things Celtic on St Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Brand New Festival for Melbourne..

About this Event

Unique Spaces and a few secret nooks in the historic Mission to Seafarers complex will burst to life with a Celtic Brunch, Celtic rock and traditional music, Irish dancing, musical drama, children’s activities, writing workshops, traditional Irish singing workshop, Scottish smallpipes and bodhran demonstrations, special senior’s entertainment, food, licensed bar, merchandise and more…

Melbourne Celtic Festival is a family friendly event and all ticket proceeds go to the Mission to Seafarers and Rotary Club of Melbourne South mental health initiatives.

Children under 12, free when accompanied by an adult.

Presenting a stellar line-up of Australia’s favourite and most celebrated Celtic musicians.


Mike Brady, Claymore, Wendy Stapleton’s Australian Women’s Choir, Bhan Tre, Claire Patti, Saoirse Oz, Emma-Kate Tobia, Maria Forde Trio, Play it Martha, Victoria Welsh Choir, Platform 9 3/4, Comhaltas Melbourne, Geoff Jones (Scottish smallpipes), Cath Connelly, Kathryn Clements

Special Events: (Please note you need to book separately for Special Events – tickets include free entry to the Festival)



WRITING WORKSHOPS: 2:00 pm AND 6:00 pm

Melbourne Celtic Festival Program

Main Stage:

The Chapel:

The Norla Dome:

Secret Rooms:

How to get there:

We encourage you to travel to by Public Transport. 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station or catch the 96 Tram to Batman Park Stop 124. From Flinders Street Station catch 70 or 75 Tram to Goods Shed Stop D5. Cheap Fixed Rate Parking available behind and next door to the Mission to Seafarers prior to 9 am and after 4 pm.

There is disabled access to the venue.

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For more information email: or call: Sue: 0418 557751 or Ali: 0410 953039

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