Castlemaine Idyll 2023
Saturday 18 March, 2-8pm
Castlemaine Idyll is Castlemaine’s ultimate annual talent contest, and has been running for over 12 years.Featuring hot local talent, a hugely talented professional band, celebrity judges and a community uniting joyously in support, the theme for Idyll 2023 is ‘Shine’. First and foremost a ridiculous amount of fun, Castlemaine Idyll is also the annual fundraiser for lot19 artspace.
Tickets go on sale Friday 3 February via Humanitix.
IDYLL 2023: SHINE
Registration closes on Friday 27 January – so make haste!
Castlemaine Idyll 2022
A joyous crowd of all ages gathered at Lot 19 on Sunday March 20 for Castlemaine Idyll 2022 – one of our favourite Idylls yet! Hosted by our regular MC Dion Brownfield, the event also featured a beautiful Acknowledgement of Country from Nalderun CEO Kathryn Coff, who encouraged event-goers to remove their shoes and connect with country.
People’s feet certainly got a workout dancing and celebrating musical treats to the theme of ‘Chutzpah’. The band, backing singers, and performers gave it their absolute best – which was glorious for all involved. A massive thanks to all of them for bringing such joy and a shout out to all the wonderful volunteers, the event team, our judges Clementine Ford, Patrick Furze and Aurora Kurth, Shedshaker Brewing for running the bar, and MainFM for their live broadcast. You can listen back to Castlemaine Idyll 2022 via the MainFM website.
Castlemaine Idyll is a major fundraiser for Lot19 and we were delighted with how the 2022 event went. We would also like to acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government and Mount Alexander Shire Council in the form of two grants. We are grateful to be able to run such events for our beloved community.
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Images: Diana Domonkos
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