In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Six Festival Days

(Saturday - Monday)29th September - 1st October 2018

(Friday - Sunday)5th - 7th October 2018

Music in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens during the festival - A program of music featuring a wide variety of musicians is presented at 1pm each day in the beautiful garden at the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort, 20-28 Fitzroy Street, Leura (or under cover in the event of wet weather).

There is no charge for Music in the Gardens beyond the normal garden entry fee and holders of $25 all-gardens tickets have unlimited access to this feature of the Festival throughout the Festival.

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances there is no performance on Saturday 30 September.

Sunday 1 October


The Raduga Trio - Everyone who likes good music from the Balkans will like this music. The trio is a Russian group who perform on accordion, clarinet, ukulele and percussion. This is the first time they have performed at our Festival.

Monday 2 October

The Heathens Choir of Blackheath - This is the second year that this choir has supported the Festival.  They sing a wide range of popular and not so well known pieces.  Many of the choir members are also volunteers at our Festival.

Tuesday 3 October

Scarratt and Watts -  This duo has performed regularly for a number of years.  They enjoy performing across a wide range of musical genres from classical to blues, jazz and irish.

Wednesday 4 October The Heathens Choir of Blackheath
Thursday 5 October

Celtic Airs and Graces - The inspiration behind Celtic Airs & Graces is renowned harpist Martyn Cook, whose repertoire ranges from classical to Celtic to popular.  All of his arrangements are his own and his engaging personality makes him popular with audiences wherever he plays. He often teams up with other artists and for the Festival, he is joined by Simon Watts on violin.

Friday 6 October

Katoomba jazz Quartet - This group of talented players  enjoy performing at the Festival.  Visitors can be assured of a first class performance of favourite jazz music.

The Vardo Trio - playing gypsy jazz will also play at 3pm.

Saturday 7 October

Penrith Harmony -  A spirited group of men working towards a common goal of musical excellence.  Theirs is a unique style of capella 4 part harmony delivered in barbershop style.  They are already known to Festival visitors.

Sunday 8 October

The Blue Mountains City Band - a brass band sponsored by the Blue Mountains City Council and Katoomba RSL.  Its purpose is to play at civic events and to nurture brass musicianship in a fun and rewarding environment.  This is its first appearance at our Festival.


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