Festival of Bells

Welcome to the Festival of Bells
 

Bathurst has a world-class Carillon, one of three Carillons in Australia and the only one in the whole of regional and rural Australia.

The inaugural Festival, held from 7 – 9 May 2021, will address the commemorative nature of the Carillon as a War Memorial through a moving Last Post Ceremony on Friday evening, followed by two days of entertainment and celebration.

This event will feature carillonists and bellringers from around the country, together with the absolute best local adult and school bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles.

Program

The Festival features a packed program of music in several styles including classical, contemporary, world music, and ensemble performed by local musicians intertwined with never-before-heard recitals on the newly installed clavier inside the Carillon.

What is a Carillon?

Program

The Festival features a packed program of music including classical, contemporary, and world music performed by local musicians intertwined with never-before-heard recitals on the newly installed clavier inside the Carillon.

History of the Carillon

Tickets

To keep the Festival COVID-Safe, the event is free, but ticketed to 5 separate sessions of 500 attendees each. You must obtain a ticket to enter your chosen session/s. A limited number of additional tickets will be available at the festival gate.

Tickets

To keep the Festival COVID-Safe, the event is free, but fully ticketed to 5 separate sessions of 500 attendees each. You must obtain a ticket to enter your chosen session/s. A limited number of additional tickets will be available at the festival gate for each day.