It is just 17 days until our AFCM 2020 Friends are able to see our 30th Anniversary program!
AFCM Friends can purchase Festival tickets from Monday 2 December, that's 12 weeks ahead of general public release. Not only can you buy Gold and Gold Plus subscriptions but for the first time ever you will also be able to purchase single concert tickets too. Further benefits include early preview of the 2020 Festival Program, up to 10% off tickets and packages and an invitation to the special Friends Breakfast with our Artistic Director during AFCM 2020. What's more, it is a wonderful way to support the Festival and help ensure our long-term sustainability. So for your chance to secure the best seats at concerts, become an AFCM Friend now for just $120.
P.S. It also makes a wonderful present for someone who loves music! Find our more here
We still have space available to advertise in AFCM’s booking brochure and program. For just $400 +GST you can place an ad in our Festival Booking Brochure which is distributed nationally to our database in February; or place an ad in the Festival Program. Plus we have packages for ads in both starting from $650 + GST. A small investment for fantastic exposure. For more information please email
or phone 07 4771 4144.
Finally we are excited to announce our second winner of our Magical Sunset Cruise with Artists is Rose Thorpe from Victoria. This is Rose's first visit to the Festival and the decided to join the Friends program in order to secure good seats for the quality performances they were attracted to - for example the Goldner String Quartet. Rose and her husband are also looking forward to experiencing the star young cellist from Britain, Sheku Kanneh Mason. Coming from Melbourne, they are also looking forward to Townsville's warm, winter weather. Congratulations Rose, we look forward to welcoming you to your first Festival!
The AFCM Team.
Image by Lars Borges
A message from Artistic Director Kathryn Stott
As many of you now know, this will be my final festival as Artistic Director and so I have to say, I’m pulling out as many stops as I can before I move on and hope this will be a fitting culmination to my three years with AFCM.
Having just written introductions about the Festival program this has meant looking very closely at what’s in store. Can I just say that I’m pretty excited? You know that I can’t bring any tantalising news to you just yet but hope many of you have been checking out our wonderful musicians already announced and that this information has whetted your musical appetites for more.
I went to meet up with your Festival host Petroc Trelawny recently and he can’t wait to get to Townsville. When I told him many of you have been tuning into BBC Radio 3 to see what he sounds like, that made us both smile.
I can announce that the treasured Australian baritone, Peter Coleman-Wright AO will be making a welcome return to AFCM and we can all look forward to hearing him in a new commission to be performed with the Goldner String Quartet alongside some ravishing songs and an appearance in my Beethoven tribute.
We will be celebrating three anniversaries next Festival so I’ll expect to hear lots of champagne corks flying over Townsville throughout the Festival. More news soon!
Image by Jacqui Ferry