Who We Are
Singleton Festival celebrates all things food, wine, music, youth, art and culture. This year’s Festival will take place from 27 April – 19 May.
The festival is in its 8th biennial year, and will showcase Singleton Council’s ‘Firelight’ being held on Saturday 11th May at Singleton Civic Centre green between 6pm – 10pm.
Singleton Festival’s core purposes are:
- to inspire youth,
- to highlight and reinforce the value of artistic and cultural endeavors of the local community,
- to encourage the greater community to see and appreciate these endeavors,
- to promote healthy living, both physical and mental, and
- to attract external artistic and cultural content of national significance to take part.
Essentially, it is a community-driven Festival based in the NSW Hunter Valley, operated by a committee who invite and collate event submissions of a high standard, cross-promoting them under the banner of the Festival. Community members, creative groups and business owners are encouraged and empowered to get involved and explore new ideas – ensuring a grass-roots authenticity often neglected by larger commercial Festival operations.
Attendance at the last Festival was estimated at 13 000, and included 32 events ranging from specialty art workshops through to a multi-day contemporary music festival. With an invigorated team and a fresh vision for delivering unique and high quality content, 2019 promises to exceed all previous expectations and affirm its reputation as a significant event within Australia’s regional arts calendar.