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Woodend Winter Arts Festival 

Friday 9 June to Monday 12 June, 2023

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival (WWAF) is an annual celebration of music, literature and the visual arts, taking place in the charming village of Woodend over the King’s Birthday long weekend.

The four-day program features a world-class showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking events.

Musical highlights include performances by acclaimed jazz musician Simon Tedeschi with George Washingmachine, a Choral Marathon, Ensemble Gombert, Accademia Arcadia, Ensemble Liaison, The Affinity String Quartet, Jacqueline Ogeil and The Alma Zygier Trio.

The words and ideas program features a discussion of challenging contemporary issues with luminaries Peter Doherty, Alan Finkel, Don Watson, Jock Serong, Tom Griffiths and more.

New to the program this year is the High Street Festa. Over one evening, Woodend’s main street will come to life as historic buildings are illuminated with colourful projected artworks by local artist Mary Larnach-Jones. There will also be late-night shopping. The evening will culminate with a flash mob Big Sing, as hundreds of singers join forces to perform.

Founded in 2004 by Jacqueline Ogeil, WWAF’s celebration of heritage music and literary events has become internationally-recognised and a major annual event in the Victorian arts calendar, showcasing world-class musicians, performers, writers and thought leaders.

Opening Hours

June long weekend, annually


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