Songwriter’s Competition 2021 winners

Winners are:
Emerging Category:
Encouragement Award – Kevin Hazell
Emerging Category Winner – Isabella Allison
Emerging – Best Song – John Rainbird

Open Category:
Highly Commended – Ingrid Piper
Open Category Winner – Rowan Sizer and Alice Fitzgerald [Ally Row]
Open – Best Song – Reuben Dwyer

Judges this year were – Karen Stewart, Julia Starr, Fiona Sewell and Shirley Lynn

Ingrid Piper
Isabella Allison
John Rainbird
Open Category winners with one of our judges, Fiona Sewell.
Reuben Dwyer
Rowan and Alice

Plant Seeds & Sing Songs


Plant Seeds

Visit the 40th Anniversary history marquee (The Tardis) in the park and choose a ‘seed’. Or make a ‘seed’. Write your name and message on the back.

Your predictions, hopes and dreams for the future or perhaps your thought for the day.

Hang it up in the marquee for all to share.

The seeds will be laminated after the festival, placed in a time capsule and opened again in 10 years’ time at the festival’’s 50th Anniversary. Will your predictions come true?

& Sing Songs

From choirs to singalongs, and everything in between.  There’s something for everyone.

It’s all about singing – for joy, to spread a message, for learning, for laughter, for sharing – a celebration of the power of the voice.

As part of the 40th Anniversary the festival brings a whole program of songs and singing at various venues around the festival site.

Pick up your free printed ‘sing songs’ program at the festival shop or ticket sales window and join the cavalcade of song.