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Townsville, Queensland.
29 July to 07 August 2022
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Free Events

Free Events

There are five fantastic FREE events scheduled throughout AFCM 2022. You won’t need to register to attend these events – simply arrive on the day (first in best seated) and we will check you in on the day.

PLUS we have 30 FREE events in the new FESTIVAL GARDEN. There is so much on offer from jazz to blues to classical and dance. Check out the Festival Garden program here

SUNDAY 31 JULY 4.00PM  |  FESTIVAL GARDEN

Festival Garden Concert

This free concert sees visiting musicians perform alongside local groups in our AFCM Festival Garden. Bring your picnic, a rug, or some chairs and enjoy this entertaining concert for all ages. A great selection of food and beverage options will be available in the Festival Garden for purchase.


MONDAY 1, WEDNESDAY 3 & THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 1:00PM  |  THE VILLE

Winterschool Public Masterclasses

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging young musicians in free hour-long masterclasses.


WEDNESDAY 3 AUG 6.30PM  |  FESTIVAL GARDEN

AFCM Illuminates 2: Goldner’s Celebration

Jack Liebeck interviews the Goldner String Quartet

As AFCM’s long-time Quartet-in-Residence, the Goldner String Quartet has played a significant role in the success of the Festival. Named after Richard Goldner, founder of Musica Viva Australia, they launched in 1995, and now in their 27th year, still retain all founding members. Join the Goldners and Jack Liebeck in conversation for a wonderful journey through their musical history.