Press Release Program & Ticketing Updates

The Camperdown Robert Burns Festival committee are pleased to announce that the festival program is nearing completion and promises our 2nd festival as a community operated festival will see new elements adding to a number of favourite events returning.

Festival Chairperson Dr John Menzies AOM said “the committee are pleased to announce that Early Bird tickets are now available via the festival website via until May 25 . Visit:

Early Bird tickets are $80 which allow patrons to go to all the performances at designated venues over the weekend”. This price excludes the Burns Festival Gala dinner which is $70 / person, bookings are essential”.

Dr Menzies said, “ a number of festival musicians have now been booked and the performers coming include The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, returning as our headline act in 2020.

A great combination of Australia’s best known Scottish performers are now confirmed to appear at the festival include Luke Plumb & Kate Burke, Claire Patti, The Corner House Band, Austral, The Twa Bards, Tuniversal Music Group Inc., Warrnambool Pipes & Drum and the Lakes & Craters Band.

Adult Weekend Pass – $80. Will be available until May 25th which includes Friday night music, Lecture series, all musical performances at the festival and activities.

Gala Dinner – $70 Limited numbers bookings close May 26th unless sold out earlier.
Friday night music – $20. Entry to various venues.
Saturday $60 day pass – all activities on Saturday.
Sunday $35 pass – include all of Sunday’s activities including finale concert.

All festival events excluding the Gala Dinner are Free Entry for Under 18 years: ( Under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

The festival’s school program is happening in June with Scottish Dancing at Camperdown and Mercy Colleges, art and poetry competition and story telling at the local kindergarten in readiness for the festival.

The Burns Festival Gala Dinner to be held on the evening of July 3rd is a separate charge but offers great value for patrons who will enjoy a 3 course dinner, a festival showcase musicians performance. This promises to be a fun night with the “Address to the Haggis”, fine food, a Burns poem or two and much more.

Saturday and Sunday will have free entertainment in the Town Square, Piping and Highland dance, children’s activity in the Guide Hall, Story telling at the Library, Short bread judging and a Golf Ambrose at the Golf Club, Tours of the Historic Masonic Lodge, and for a donation visit the Camperdown Heritage Centre’s Founding Scots Exhibition or climb the Clock Tower. Visit the Burns Statue on Saturday or Sunday at the Corangamite Shire Offices.

On Saturday the lecture series will provide informative discussion in the Killara Centre or enjoy a dram at the whisky tasting bar.

Early Bird Tickets are now available online at through the festival website. Visit:

For more information please visit our website

For further information contact Festival Co-ordinator Catherine on 0407056126 or Festival Secretary Chris on 0428345165.