2021 News

Dear Festival Family,

In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Real Festival. The health and safety of our community is our top priority and with the festival start date of early September fast approaching, we had to make the call.

We are so disappointed we can’t be together this year as we had planned, and would like to thank – from the bottom of our broken hearts – our amazingly talented operators, performers, artists and staff who have been working so hard to knock your socks off, and bring an incredible festival program to life.

While we weather this storm together, we look forward to watching the future plans of our spectacular river home come to life as the upgrades to Tench Reserve begin over the coming months. We can’t wait to be back in our new digs with you all in September 2022 with our most spectacular program yet!

Until we can all be together again, look after yourself and each other. Keep supporting local businesses and our arts community. And remember we are all in this together.

The Real Festival Team.