Greater Shepparton gears up for the launch of Shepparton Festival 2024

Greater Shepparton City Council is gearing up for the return of the Shepparton Festival 2024. Now in its 28th year, the iconic festival is scheduled to run for a total of 17 days, starting from Friday 5 April and concluding on Sunday 21 April 2024.


  • Shepparton Festival 2024 returns for its 28th year from 5 April to 21 April, offering 17 days of diverse cultural experiences.
  • Festival Director Kristen Retallick emphasises a ‘conscious creative’ approach, aiming to inspire new ideas and connections through art.
  • The festival lineup includes immersive art installations, live music performances, engaging workshops, and more, catering to various interests.
  • Converge on the Goulburn, a multicultural and First Nations festival, will be held on 12-13 April, featuring diverse experiences, stories, food, performances and music.

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Set against the backdrop of Greater Shepparton’s picturesque landscapes, the festival highlights the varied talents and cultural diversity within the community. From captivating performances to thought-provoking exhibitions, the Shepparton Festival embodies the essence of creativity, uniting individuals from all walks of life.

Shepparton Festival Director, Kristen Retallick, said she was excited for the festival to kick-off, and for our community to enjoy the wide variety of events.

“While planning and preparing the 2024 Shepparton Festival, I have maintained a sensitivity and awareness of the way that sharing arts experiences impacts our community. All people involved in creating art, as well as those who view, hear and feel it will bring their own ideas, and walk away with new ones. We bring a ‘conscious creative’ to our program this year, guided by the work of our artists and the insights people share with us.”

This year’s festival line-up is nothing short of spectacular, featuring a mix of events and activities to suit every taste and interest. Attendees can look forward to immersive art installations, live music performances, engaging workshops, and much more.

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