Community favourite Craigieburn Festival returns in March

Published on 19 February 2024

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After a record-breaking attendance last year, Craigieburn Festival is back bigger and even better, taking place at Craigieburn Anzac Park on 2 March from 12pm – 9.30pm.  

Hume City Mayor, Cr. Naim Kurt says the free event looks set to again attract attendees from all over, with up to 20,000 people expected to converge on the site for a jam-packed day of entertainment.  

“Year after year, Craigieburn Festival continues to be one of the biggest events of the year for in our community and 2024 will be no different.” 

Craigieburn Festival is rolling out all the family favourites including carnival rides, free kids activities, food and drink trucks, the Craigieburn Art Show and more, with Cr. Kurt certain that as always there'll be something for all ages. 

“Craigieburn Festival is an opportunity for people to connect and enjoy a day of free entertainment, while also supporting local performers and businesses, many of whom will be involved on the day,” he says. 

It’s just the start of a big calendar of events happening in Hume this year and, as the Mayor points out, a big win for the local economy. 

“Along with the return of the Sunbury music festival and our annual Carols by Candlelight, Craigieburn Festival is a big part of making 2024 is the year for of the major events in Hume.” 

Music acts will be live and free all day featuring multi-platinum and ARIA winner Conrad Sewell as this year’s headliner, rising star KYE, Craigieburn raised up and comer Rance Lazarus, and a full lineup of diverse entertainment from local musicians, dance groups and more.  

And make sure to stick around for the fireworks finale that will light up the Craigieburn sky.  

While Craigieburn Festival is a free, non-ticketed event we are encouraging community members to register their interest in attending via our website to stay up to date with the latest news and information.  

Check out how to register and the full list of performers at our website.