27/07 — 05/08/2018
Special Events take centre stage!
Be quick as they are filling fast
This year’s Festival program includes so many fine concerts and incredible artists, plus a number of sensational special events so why not treat yourself to one of these fine events.
Cleveland Bay Supper Club - new this year
Think lounge concert, blues and jazz in a cosy Parisian club, with this wonderful new concept offered for the first time in 2018.  Enjoy fine company as you relax with a glass of wine and delicious canapes to listen to three entertaining sets of music performed by 12 of our visiting artists. 
$165 per person. Sunday 29/07, 7:00pm for 7:30pm
The Pavilion at The Ville Resort - Casino 
Image: drone by G Simms

AFCM Up Late
The World comes to Flinders
This free event provides an opportunity to experience a different side to our professional musicians. Performing at the Heritage Exchange on Flinders Street East will be some of our international musicians playing diverse and hugely entertaining music - our trumpeter sings and our Artistic Director plays electric keyboard! No need to book just come along on Friday night after the Evening concert.  
Friday 03/08, 10:00pm Heritage Exchange Bar Free Event. 
Families' Concert
Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose
This wonderful concert is bound to entertain as singers and choristers of all ages come together to form a massed choir and tell the story of King Henry VIII’s famous battleship, the Mary Rose. This 40-minute concert features many well-loved sea shanties and Tudor tales, and even gives you the chance to join in the fun!
Saturday 4/08, 1:00pm Townsville Civic Theatre
Adults $25, Members $20, Concession $22, Child $10. 
Orpheus & Magnetic Island SOLD OUT
Unless you buy a Platinum Pass
The spectacular concert on Orpheus Island is completely sold out now, as is the AFCM After Party concert on Magnetic Island. The only way you can secure tickets to these events now is by purchasing a Festival Platinum Pass.
A Platinum Pass provides you with premium seating at every event in the Festival program, including all concerts in the main program and all special events across the entire 10 days. We only have a handful of Platinum passes still available so you better be quick! Priced from $1,550 for AFCM Members. Call TicketShop on 1800 44 99 77 or purchase online below.
Concert Conversations
Tickets still available
We are excited to present Concert Conversations in a new venue this year. The brand new Pavilion building at The Ville Resort – Casino will host all six Concert Conversations. Usually these events are sold out by now, but the bigger space means more seats, so we still have tickets available for each conversation. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy these hugely popular events that begin with Artistic Director Kathryn Stott chatting with several visiting musicians about all things professional and personal. This is followed by a 45-minute concert and then refreshments on the verandah overlooking Cleveland Bay. Adults $75, Members $68 and Concession $71. Find out more here.

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