The 2014 Shepparton Festival: Dream Voices in partnership with La Trobe UniversityUnique Events in Unusual Places, is delighted to announce the program for the month long festival, with preferential tickets on sale NOW if you become a ‘Friend of the Festival’.  Tickets on sale to the general public next Monday 20 January.


The 2014 Festival theme, Dream Voices, encompasses the idea that communities can prosper if they can realise a culturally cohesive dream to a sustainable future.


In 2014, the Festival will extend from 11 days to the full month of March. Festival highlights include opening event Emerge at Twilight, building on the success of the 2013 event which saw 3,000 plus people gather at the Victoria Park Lake for a spectacular multicultural celebration; Opera in the Orchard, set in the beautiful Findon House gardens of Turnbull’s Orchard, with a performance from acclaimed Australian tenor and composer David Hobson and Polyglot Theatre’s family friendly event Tangle, a fun, free and interactive elastic weaving event, created live and on the spot by children and their families.


The Dream Voices Choir Workshops give festival goers a chance to get into the festival spirit and learn the festival theme song in preparation for Dream Voices Gala Event on 9 March, which includes a performance by renowned Aboriginal Australian soprano, actor, playwright and proud Yorta Yorta woman, Deborah Cheetham.


The Shepparton Festival is now in its 18th year and is the biggest cultural event on the Shepparton calendar.


For accommodation info call the friendly staff at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre 1800 808 839.


Become a Festival Friend to receive discount tickets here.

Official 2014 Image Release

SheppARTon Festival is excited to release the image for the upcoming 2014 SheppARTon Festival: Dream Voices in partnership with La Trobe University. The 2014 ‘Dream Voices’ Festival theme image titled ‘Foresight’ is by Shepparton photographer, Jim Gow. ‘Foresight’ depicts a Dream Spirit watching over the unique aspects of the Goulburn Valley. The changing cultural diversity, rural industry and a strong volunteer base are depicted in images that display a sense of pride and community cohesiveness as we work together toward More…

Festival Receives Arts Vic funding

The SheppARTon Festival is one of 88 arts and cultural organisations across Victoria to receive multi-year funding through the new Organisations Investment Program. Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria announced the statewide funding which totals more than $26 million in its first year. Regional and Indigenous arts organisations are among those that will receive multi-year funding for the first time. Ms Victoria said the Organisations Investment Program opened up a 30-year old Arts Victoria program to a diverse group of More…

Stay Tuned – 2014 Festival Image Landing Soon

With the theme Dream Voices, the 2014 SheppARTon Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. In keeping with tradition, an image, central to the theme has been chosen to be the artistic representation of the festival. We are only days away from making the big announcement – so stay tuned and we shall reveal all in good time…

The Shepparton Festival is presented in partnership with
La Trobe University
and major support from
Greater Shepparton City Council