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Four Winds Open Day

FREE EVENT | 11am-4pm, Saturday 10 October 2015, Nature's Concert Hall


An exciting and invigorating lineup for the Four Winds Festival 2016 will be announced on Saturday 10th October at the Four Winds Open Day, in Barragga Bay NSW, with live music, guided site-tours, children’s activities and locally made food and refreshments.

Gates open at 11am. Launch and music begin at 11.30am. A free event for the whole community to find out more about Four Winds and its many activities.

As well as hearing our talented Artistic Director and clarinettist, Paul Dean, perform there will be performances throughout the day by Ensemble Offspring, the renowned group of musicians that like to expose audiences to new ways of experiencing sound; the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Brass Trio, our Artists-in-Residence; a local school children's sing-a-long, part of a National Music Teacher Mentorship Program; and a showcase of the Windsong Pavilion's digital and interactive capabilities with a live interview and performance given by a surprise 2016 Festival artist, who will be joining us from Perth.

The Open Day will also be an opportunity for you to meet the new Four Winds Executive Director, David Francis, explore Four Winds current and future community programs, enjoy a guided site tour of the Four Winds Native Species Arboretum with botanist, Stuart Cameron, as well as just relaxing with a picnic lunch in the Four Winds outdoor Sound Shell ampitheatre.

Zephyrs Presents: The Vampires

Sunday 11 October 2015, 2pm, Windsong Pavilion

Sydney-based quartet, The Vampires, creates music that is a blend of soulful jazz, blues, old-school reggae, romantic Afro-Peruvian, danceable Afro-Cuban, exotic Balkan and more, brought together in their unique voice and performed by masters of jazz interplay.

Described as ‘an absolute must-have for festivals anywhere in the world’, The Vampires have released four acclaimed albums, performed throughout the country, including the Sydney Opera House, won several National Jazz awards and played at major international festivals.

And please join us after the concert for a chat over drinks and snacks with other audience members and the musicians.

To book tickets and for further information CLICK HERE

Four Winds present: Brass Banter

Saturday 17 October 2015, 3PM

Join us for a Saturday afternoon banter with three musicians. The journey of a Four Winds artist in residence. The road to a professional career in music. And, their latest pieces in concert.

Adults $20, 18 years and under FREE.

Click here to buy tickets!

Four Winds appoints David Francis as Executive Director

David Francis says ‘I am delighted to be joining Four Winds where I will help lead this dynamic organisation into its next exciting chapter. '

Originally from the UK, David has built his career developing and nurturing organisations across the arts sector. David moved to Australia in 2014 to take up the position of General Manager of Sydney  Philharmonia Choirs Limited.

On commencing with Four Winds in mid-September, David expects to move to the Bermagui region, together with his partner and their two Whippets."

Read more about David’s appointment

Take a look at the 2014 Four Winds Festival

A beautiful overview of the festival, including behind the scenes interviews with Italian cellist, Giovanni Sollima.
Created by Bill Brown. This film runs for 22 minutes.

We have so much to show you, and a sublime program to make your heart sing.

2014 Program

Outstanding national and international artists performing new and old music from around the world.

Four Winds Artists

Read about food & wine, directions, parking, childcare, disabled facilities and more.

Festival Information

Roo sextet having a pre-show nibble at the Windsong Pavilion
Photo by: Robert Tacheci

Windsong Pavilion interior
Photo by: Robert Tacheci


Four Winds Festival is more than just exquisite music. It’s more than just a gathering of some of the finest musicians from around the world.

It’s also about a very special place we call Nature’s Concert Hall; 30 acres of open and wooded parkland, an open-air amphitheatre with grassed tiers that drop gently down to a stage framed by a lake that reflects the changing colours of the sky and is home to the frogs that sing along.

The new Windsong Pavilion, a purpose-built indoor recital hall, is now ready and available for year-round events and performances. The completion of the Windsong Pavilion and the Sound Shell marks a new beginning for Four Winds and the opportunity for us to secure our place in Australia’s musical life and identity.

The site will become an important centre for our community, the region and beyond, where world-class cultural events will play out against the backdrop of our beautiful surroundings.

Venue for Hire: Four Winds Festival Site

Core to Four Winds aim is to make the Nature's Concert Hall site at Barragga Bay, including the indoor Windsong Pavilion and the outdoor Sound Shell venues, a place to celebrate community, culture, arts, performance and entertainment whilst contributing to the greater good of the region and the music landscape in Australia and the world. 

Four more information regarding the hire of one or more Four Winds venues please contact the Four Winds Venue Hire Team on or ph. +61 02 6493 3414.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Regional Development Australia Fund, Festivals Australia, and the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.