ABOUT CULLY FEST
What Is Cully Fest?
Cully Fest is an Aboriginal and Outback Cultural Festival.
This year, it is being held for three days at the Toowoomba Showgrounds from November 17th to 19th.
The aim of the festival is to give people a hands-on experience while sharing human stories both indigenous and non-indigenous through creative expression through art, music, storytelling and more. This is offered through a number of workshops, activities and performances available at the festival.
Coupled with Outback aspects, festival goers will be given the chance to do things that they normally cannot do in the city and connect with some great traditions and history.
Along with the cultural aspect of the festival, Cully Fest is sure to please the masses with live music over three days across three stages, a three-course cabaret show, rodeo, school excursion program and the kids festival.
Plenty of Live Shows
Cully Fest has got your music needs covered!
This year, we are excited to announce a range of artists to our line-up with more than 60 live performances.
Our headlining acts are In Stereo teen boy band who will perform Saturday afternoon and have every teen in the area in awe as they share their latest release. Killing Heidi who will take many down memory lane on Saturday night during the main concert at Toowoomba Showgrounds. Pierce Brothers are about to return from a tour of USA to bring their irresistible energy and world-class live show for the Sunday night show. Other acts include:
- The Settlement
- Garret Kato
- Cheap Fakes
- Willie Nelson’s Love Child Show
- Troy Jangaji Brady
- Michelle Plozza
- Rochelle Pitt
- And so many more!
To find out more about the live shows, check out our MUSIC page.
The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is one of the oldest in the world!
Cully Fest gives you access to many passionate and knowledgeable Aboriginal musicians, artists, storytellers, dancers sharing the hands-on experience of this culture through a series of workshops, talks and performances.
This year, some of the ones that we have to offer are:
- Didgeridoo making and playing
- Aboriginal language classes
- Aboriginal dance classes
- Bush tucker exploration
- Aboriginal Artefacts
- And more…..
To find out more, be sure to check out our WORKSHOPS page.
The Kids' Festival
We know that kids need to be kept entertained and that is why we created the Kids’ Fest!
Kids Fest is all inclusive of the Cully Fest and allows kids to run around and participate in activities without having to come back to you every five minutes looking for money.
We have a number of fun and educational activities, workshops and performances planned. These include:
- Laser Tag
- Animal Farm
- Fairy Wonderland & Pirates
- Opal Fossicking
- Creative Painting
- Theatre Sports
- And so much more!
To find out more, follow the KIDS FESTIVAL link.
Find Your Inner Artist
A large part of the Aboriginal culture is expressed through art, therefore it has become a large part of the Cully Fest as well.
To celebrate all the different mediums of being creative, Cully Fest has a range of workshops to get your creative juices going:
- Drawing classes
- Creative Arts with Susie Klein Art
- Guitar classes
- Tin whistle classes
- Singing and song writing classes
- Cooking classes
- Bush Survival classes
- and more….
To find out more, go to the WORKSHOPS page.