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Festival of Bells

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Festival of Bells

Fri 7 May - Sun 9 May

Free - bookings essential for limited seating in front of Carillon

The inaugural Festival of Bells is centred around the recently upgraded and now world-class
Bathurst War Memorial Carillon. One of just three Carillons in Australia, the Bathurst Carillon
is unique as the only one located in regional and rural Australia. Free family events range from
a commemorative Last Post Ceremony and opening of the Eternal Flame Chamber to the
public, followed by two days of themed entertainment and celebration. Music performances
will feature the Carillon, bands, bellringers, choirs and local musical talent. The very best of
local food and wine will also be available at the venue.

Friday 7 May: Last Post Ceremony – 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday 8 May: 1.30pm – 7.00pm
Sunday 9 May: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Location: Kings Parade – bounded by William, George, Church and Russell Streets
Bookings: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1800 68 1000

For the full program visit


Fri 7 May
Sun 9 May
Free - bookings essential for limited seating in front of Carillon
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Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia + Google Map


Bathurst Region


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