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Dunkeld Festival of Music

The Dunkeld Festival of Music is where those interested in fine wine and chamber music can come together to enjoy both in the beautiful Grampians region.

The festival is held over three days in Dunkeld, small township located south of the Grampians region, and just 20 minutes east from Hamilton.

Dunkeld Festival of Music – 2019 Dates, Ticket Prices & Program Schedule

At the Dunkeld Festival of Music, you will hear from leading Australian chamber musicians playing some of the most beautiful music in many of Dunkeld’s charming venues; including the Mt Sturgeon Woolshed and Myer’s Gallery.

During the festival, you will be able to enjoy three days of chamber music, fine wines and delicious cuisines from the Grampian’s finest chefs.

In previous years, performers and music have included the Australian String Quartet with Pieter Wispelwey, (cello) and Caroline Almonte (piano), Schubert String Quartet in G major D887, Gordon Kerry String Quintet no 2 (world premiere), Dohnanyi Piano Quintet no 1 in C minor op 1, Schubert Cello quintet in C major D956, Tanayev Cello Quintet in G major op 14.

If travelling to Dunkeld for the weekend, ensure you book accommodation early. If Dunkeld sells out, check accommodation options in Hamilton or Halls Gap.


05 April 2019 to 07 April 2019

Event Times

Day 1 - Myers’ Library
Opening Concert: 8pm

Day 2 - Myers’ Library & Garden
Morning concert: 11:30am
Picnic lunch: 1pm
Drinks and Canapes: 5:45pm
Evening Concert: 6:30pm

Day 2 - Mt Sturgeon Woolshed
Afternoon Concert: 2.30pm

Day 2 - Sterling Place Community Centre
Gala Dinner: 8pm

Day 3 - Myers’ Library
Finale Concert: 10.30am


Various venues in Dunkeld


Myer's Gallery Myer's Library Mt Sturgeon Woolshed Sterling Place Community Centre
Dunkeld, VIC

Contact Details

1800 040 444


$825 per person
(includes admisson to all concerts, picnic lunch, twilight drinks and canapés, gala dinner on Day Two and morning tea on Day Three, fine wines, souvenir program and guide to the weekend)

$70 per person for Single tickets for the Sunday – Tuesday festival concerts


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    • Hi Patrina,

      I have checked the Australian String Quartet’s website and it states the dates of the 2019 festival is on 5–7 April and 7–9 April.

      There is no information listed in regards to ticket pricing but if the $70 from 2018 is any indication, you’d expect them to either be the same or slightly increased.

      If you require any more information, please give them a call on 1800 040 444, or email mrichards@asq.com.au.


  • How do I book for the Dunkeld Music Festival 2018? This would be our first time.
    Friends from Adelaide who go every year have recommended it .We have stayed several times at the Royal Mail Hotel enroute to or from Melbourne and Adelaide.
    We are great music too.
    Kind regards Debelle

    • Hi Pamela,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. It looks like the dates have been confirmed for 2018 as Friday the 13th – Tuesday the 17th of April 2018.

      The organisers use a bit of an ‘old school’ system where you can fill out a booking form and then send via email or mail to the organisers. You can find the page for 2017 here, hopefully they update the new forms for the 2018 festival on the same web page. Otherwise, you can register your interest with them by calling 1800 040 444.

      As for accommodation, you can browse through the options for Dunkeld here. If you are after the Royal Mail Hotel try the link here. It looks like some nights are booked out over that weekend, so book fast if you want to stay there again.

      Kind regards,

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