Byron Writers Festival is happening 4-6 August, 2017. Mark your calendars as we gear up for another unforgettable year.
Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional writers’ festival, held in August every year at its iconic location in the grassy fields by beautiful Belongil beach.
Renowned for its sense of community and thought-provoking programming, the Festival explores the importance of literature and debate in shaping our lives.
The 21st Byron Writers Festival will see more than 130 writers join panels on 120-plus sessions over the 3-day event. We will welcome artists, environmentalists, philosophers, journalists and musicians to join our more traditional storytellers as they take us on unexpected and profound journeys into other worlds and modes of thinking.
Ticket releases and key dates
Festival weekend: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 August
Earlybird tickets on sale: Wednesday 24 May – Wednesday 14 June (unless sold-out prior) Full Program announcement: Wednesday 14 June Regular ticket sales: Wednesday 14 June Workshops: Monday 31 July – Wednesday 3 August
For those that missed it, 2016 was one for the history books! Weathering severe storm damage, the Festival opened to record-breaking crowds with its strongest and best received program yet. Relive the magic and prepare yourselves for another year of literary delights.
Key information for getting to and from Byron and the event site, accommodation, tickets and FAQ’s.
To the Festival
How to get to and from the festival site by shuttle bus, train or car. Information on flights, trains and buses to and from Byron Bay.