Festival of Bells
The inaugural Festival of Bells is centred around Bathurst's recently upgraded and now world-class War Memorial Carillon. Music, celebrations, ceremony and family events will bring this wonderful structure to life - look inside, listen to the chimes and enjoy beautiful Kings Parade.
One of just three Carillons in Australia, Bathurst’s Carillon is the only one in regional and rural Australia. (The other two are at Sydney University in Sydney, and the inspiring Carillon in Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.)
Opened in the 1930’s and built by the community, Bathurst’s Carillon is the centrepiece of the the city. Located on Kings’ Parade, this is a beautiful setting for the classic Art Deco building – come and see for yourself why it’s understandably so loved in Bathurst.
A wonderful program of free events is planned over two days, including the World Premiere of a commissioned Digeridoo piece by Gerard Brophy, specially for Carillon. Plus recitals honouring Australian Peacekeepers and thanking Essential Services, a Twilight Family Concert, a Mother’s Day Concert and much more.
The very best of local food and wine will also be available at the venue, or bring a picnic and just enjoy the music.
For full details and bookings click here.