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.
It is a biennial event, with the Singleton Council Firelight Event being held the years in between. 2019 will be one of our major event years and Singleton’s eighth Festival.
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.