The National Celtic Festival lived up to its reputation as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival as crowds flocked to Portarlington’s foreshore for the June 8-11 weekend celebrations. The best international and national Celtic acts performed across 14 stages as revellers enjoyed delicious food and entertainment in conjunction with fantastic winter weather. The festival, which utilises a range of venues within the town including community halls and spaces, the hotel, restaurants, cafes and churches, saw intimate and large-scale performances. Marquees graced the foreshore to provide additional venues; including the Village Stage, Celtic Club, Wine Bar, and Celtic Markets. Crowds once again immersed themselves in the diverse range of art experiences on offer that capture the Celtic culture within the Australian setting.