Friends of Castlemaine State Festival is a social group dedicated to supporting this iconic community event.

Extend your enjoyment of the Castlemaine State Festival by becoming a Friend and participating in Friends events spread out over the two years leading up to each Festival.
Events vary from year to year. Past activities have included special concerts, musical salons, Friends only visits to artists studios, car rallies, high teas and trivia nights. Profits raised from these events and Friends membership fees go towards subsidising the presentation of a particular work or performance during the Castlemaine State Festival. Since 2001 the Friends have raised over $100,000 supporting six Festivals.

To recognise your contribution Friends receive special benefits including:

• An invitation to the Castlemaine State Festival launch to preview the program. This gives Friends an opportunity to book tickets 10 days before the program is launched publically;

• A concession price (rather than a full adult price) to most Festival events on presentation of a valid Friends membership card;

• Special events to meet and greet Festival artists and performers during the Festival; • Invitations to Friends and Festival events throughout the two year cycle;

• Quarterly newsletters and eNews to keep you informed of Friends activities and Festival developments.

For further information
Phone: (03) 5472 1370 or leave a message on: (03) 5472 3733

Friends Membership Application Form