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What is the CelticFest Gathering? 

The CelticFest Gathering is the main ticketed one-day event on Saturday 26 March which is being directly organized by CelticFest. Early bird tickets are now available here, at $15 for adults and $5 for school-aged children.  

 

What is Celtic Community? 

The Celtic Community is a series of ticketed and free events, including workshops and performances, which are being run by organisations external to CelticFest, but which will come under the CelticFest banner and which will be promoted by CelticFest. These events will run in the lead-up to CelticFest Gathering, and on Friday 25 March and Saturday 27 March, and those interested in participating in these events should contact the venues/organisers directly to book and/or pay. Venues/organisers include Club Warwick RSL, Warwick Art Gallery, the Downs Explorer, O’Shanley’s Hotel, Glengallan Homestead, and Pringle Cottage

 

What can I bring to CelticFest Gathering? 

  • Camping chair & rug. Seats are provided at the indoor venues and in the Grandstand. 

  • CelticFest Gathering is held at the Warwick Showgrounds, which has sloped and uneven areas. Wear sensible footwear. 

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat! There are some sheltered areas but check the forecast before you come and be prepared for rain or shine. 

  • If the forecast is for rain please bring suitable shoes (e.g. gumboots), a poncho or raincoat or a rain umbrella. 

 

What can’t I bring to CelticFest Gathering? 

The following items are prohibited from CelticFest Gathering: 

  • tables, tents, or sun shelters; 

  • beach/sun umbrellas; 

  • alcohol; 

  • glass; 

  • eskies; 

  • illicit substances; 

  • weapons of any sort including swords (except with prior written approval by CelticFest); 

  • animals (including dogs; service dogs e.g. Guide dogs are permitted); 

  • beanbags, blow-up chairs or lounges; 

  • lasers, flashlights; 

  • fireworks and/or flares; 

  • drones; 

  • items capable of being used as a projectile. 

Where can I park? 

Australiana Park: We highly recommend parking at Australiana Park, where there will be ample room. Access is via the Cleary Street entrance to the Park. The Shamrock Express shuttle bus will operate from 8.30am until 7pm to provide stress-free transportation to and from the Showgrounds. Services will depart from Gate 1 (the pedestrian entrance) at the Showgrounds and Australiana Park approximately every 20 minutes. There will be plenty of room on the shuttle bus for CelticFest visitors to bring strollers, camping chairs, rugs and so on.

 

There will be very limited street parking outside the Warwick Showgrounds on Kingsford Street. The pedestrian entrance is at Gate 1.

 

Please, take great care when exiting your vehicles and walking to the CelticFest Gathering, and obey common courtesy and road rules. Also, please be considerate of local residents and their driveways.

 

Parking is at owner’s risk.

Bus Parking?

Bus and coach parking is available onsite through Gate 2 on Kingsford Street, by prior arrangement only.

 

Disabled Parking?  

A disabled car parking option for those with a valid disabled parking sticker is available through Gate 4 on Kingsford Street. There will be limited disabled car parking so we suggest arriving

earlier in the day to secure one. Please follow directions through the showgrounds to the disabled parking area, which is located behind the Portley Grandstand.

Please be aware that while there are paved areas within the Showgrounds, there are also uneven and grassy surfaces, so please move around with care.

Parking is at owner’s risk.

 

What type of chair can I bring? 

You are permitted to bring a standard camping fold out chair and rug.  Beware of the uneven surfaces. 

​No reclining chairs, beanbags, blow-up air chairs or lounges. 

​In general, please be considerate of other patrons when positioning yourself so as to not block the view of the events for others. 

 

What ticket types are available? 

Early bird tickets were released in November 2021 and close 22 March 2022. Head to our tickets page to purchase Early Bird tickets, which are $15 for adults and $5 for school-aged children. From 23 March 2022, prices will increase to $20 for adults, but remain at $5 for school-aged children and $15 for pensioners.

We offer incredibly low prices to help our community. As the prices are already low we do not offer additional concessions, however we do offer free admission for Carer/Companion-Card Holders and Children under school-age.

 

COVID-19 Rules? 

CelticFest Gathering will follow the Queensland Health Department mandates in place at the time of the event. We ask all patrons, volunteers and performers to abide by the current Queensland Government guidelines. 

We will have the required entry codes (eg QR code) in place and have hand sanitiser available. 

If the CelticFest committee cancels CelticFest Gathering, patrons will receive a refund through Eventbrite Ticketing. 

 

What happens if it rains? 

If it does rain CelticFest Gathering will go ahead unless conditions are deemed to be dangerous. If the CelticFest committee cancels CelticFest Gathering patrons will receive a refund through Eventbrite Ticketing. If the forecast is for even the possibility of rain bring good a quality raincoat, umbrella and suitable footwear.  Please consider other patrons when using rain umbrellas. 

The decision to cancel CelticFest Gathering will be made as early as possible but may not be made until the morning. In the event of inclement weather patrons should check this website or Facebook BEFORE departing for messages. 

  

We will also send out cancellation notifications via email to pre-purchased ticket holders and e-news subscribers.  Please ensure your contact details with Eventbrite are up to date when purchasing a ticket.  

 

Where can I find a Program? 

Programs will be available free of charge on event day from our Information Stand located near the Doug Feez Pavilion directly opposite the pedestrian entrance at Gate 1. A program is also available from our website. This will be a downloadable document for you to keep on your device.

The program provides information such as event scheduling, map, and performer details; and may be subject to change.

 

Can I bring my own alcohol? 

No, alcohol is available to purchase from the Bar. Responsible Service of Alcohol protocols will be enforced.  Consideration of your fellow patrons is expected at all times. Aggression, intoxication, or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in ejection from the venue. 

 

Can I bring my own food? 

CelticFest Gathering offers a broad selection of food vendors, some with delicious Celtic options to enable you to try something different or something familiar.  You are permitted to bring your own food to the event however we do have a broad offering of food vendors onsite.  Every attempt is made to ensure all dietary requirements are catered for by the contracted food vendors however if you have a specific dietary requirement it is advised to bring your own food.  

Eskies will not be permitted. 

 

Can I bring a stroller or a pram? 

You are permitted to bring prams and strollers for your children into CelticFest Gathering.  They may be subject to security checks.  

Please Note: there are uneven and grassy surfaces, and stairs at the venue so please take care, and remember to be considerate of other patrons at all times. 

 

Performers/Stallholders Parking? 

This will be confirmed directly with performers and stallholders closer to the time. 

 

Is First Aid available? 

Yes! There will be a signed first aid service at the event near the Information Tent (see program for map). Please ask Volunteers, Event staff or First Aid officers for help. Please consider others as well as your own safety. If someone requires medical attention please let a Volunteer, Event staff or First Aid officer know so they can help as soon as possible.

 

Are Pass-outs available? 

Yes, we will provide you with a wrist band so you may exit and re-enter the venue.   

 

Can I smoke? 

CelticFest Gathering will have an area for smoker’s use. 

Where is the Information Stand?

The Information Stand will be located near the Doug Feez Pavilion, directly across from the pedestrian entrance at Gate 1.  

 

Where is Lost Property? 

If you lose something, please go to the Information Stand to check if it’s been handed in by a fellow patron. 

If you find something that belongs to someone else, please be a good community member and hand it in to Lost Property at the Information Stand. 

 

Will the program schedule or artists be likely to change? 

Occasionally changes occur that are out of our control. Scheduled performance times and artist line-ups are subject to change. No refund will be offered in these circumstances. 

 

Are EFTPOS facilities available? 

Some vendors will offer Card, but it is still recommended to bring enough cash for the day.  Our front gate will accept EFTPOS for ticket purchases. 

 

Are there facilities for disabled people? 

Yes. Disabled toilets and some parking will be available. 

Please Note: there are sloped and uneven areas around the venue. A dedicated disabled parking area will be available, but may fill up. 

Companion/Carer Card holders are entitled to a free ticket for their carer.   

Accessible toilets are located in the main toilet area. If you require additional assistance please see the Information Tent near the front entrance. 

 

Can I bring my dog? 

No, unfortunately you will need to leave your furry friend at home when you attend CelticFest Gathering, unless it is a service dog such as a Guide Dog.  

 

Besides driving, are their other transport options available? 

On the morning of Saturday 26 March, Haidleys will extend their hourly city bus services from outside the Post Office in Palmerin Street, to the Showgrounds. These services will leave from the Post Office at 8.15am, 9.10am, 10.15am and 11.10am.

 

In addition, CelticFest Gathering visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the ample parking available at Australiana Park (see above), and to use the Shamrock Express shuttle bus, which will run every 20 minutes from 8.30am-7pm from Australiana Park and from the pedestrian entrance to the Warwick Showgrounds at Gate 1.

 

Are tickets available at the gate? 

Yes, tickets will be available unless sold out. We will have cash and card-purchasing facilities at the main Entrance Gate. 

 

Can a lost ticket be replaced? 

If you have lost your ticket, try heading to the email Eventbrite sent when you purchased the ticket. If you forget it on the day, you will need to show our ticketing staff photo ID to search the ticketing database. This is only possible if the ticket is in your name or you are with the person who purchased the ticket. 

 

Can I get a refund? 

If CelticFest Gathering has been cancelled (without a rescheduled event) or there are legal requirements that provide otherwise (including those of the Australian Consumer Law), tickets will be refunded. The refund will be your ticket price and not the Eventbrite service fees.  

Refunds will not be provided if you change your mind. 

In the event of cancellation all refund details will be clearly posted on our website. 

  

Who do I contact if I have an inquiry about my ticket purchase? 

CelticFest does not directly sell tickets.  Please direct inquiries to Eventbrite 

 

I purchased tickets online but my email never arrived, what do I do? 

​If you have not received an email you may have incorrectly typed your email address. Please contact Eventbrite customer support. You may be required to provide proof of purchase with credit card or PayPal details. 

 

Can I use any or images/content from CelticFest for my own purposes? 

You must not use any CelticFest trademarks, images, names, or logos without the prior written permission of CelticFest. Any other trademarks, product names, company names, logos or images within the CelticFest Gathering event are the property of their respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written permission of their respective owners.