Byron Writers Festival 2023 will take place this August 11 — 13 at our newly confirmed venue, the beautiful Bangalow Showgrounds.
Bangalow Showgrounds is a picturesque heritage site nestled in the heart of Bangalow, a charming village just a stone’s throw from Byron Bay and home to a vibrant and creative community. The festival will also be making use of several indoor venues within the precinct, including the Moller Pavilion and the iconic Bangalow A&I Hall. We are very much looking forward to bringing the site to life and creating a playground of literary delights for audiences, so stay tuned as we share more details over the coming months.
We are grateful to Elements for generously hosting the festival for so long and will treasure the many wonderful memories we all share. As with all good things, an end has now eventuated and the Elements site is destined to a new owner and a new future.
We can’t wait to bring authors and audiences together again at our new site on Bundjalung land in Bangalow this August for what will surely be a truly special event.
We look forward to seeing you there.
2023 Key Dates and Ticketing Info
29 March — 5 April
Extra Early Bird 3-Day Passes
Lowest price 3-Day passes (one week only)
No guests will be announced at this time
$225 Members / $265 General
14 — 21 June Early Bird 3-Day Passes
Available one week only
First guests announced
$235 Members / $275 General
22 June Sunday Locals tickets
Limited release, conditions apply
Member access to full program and 24 hour priority booking window
28 June Full program announced
All tickets on sale
3-Day Pass $255 members / $295 general
1-Day Pass, $110 members / $135 general
11 — 13 August
Join as a member and save
Join today for discounts on Festival tickets. Other festival member benefits include a special preview of the Full Program online and a 24 hour priority booking window. You can read the full list of annual member benefits and sign up via our Members Page.
Got a question?
For further information about the 2023 Festival and how it will run, please refer to our FAQs page.
The new festival site is located at Bangalow Showgrounds (approx 15min drive of Byron Bay).
On-site car parking will be adjacent to the festival and within easy walking distance of where the action takes place.
A frequent shuttle service will run between Byron Bay CBD, Elements of Byron, and the festival site. The shuttle bus will drop passengers off close to the festival entrance gates.
Donate to Byron Writers Festival
As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of staff and volunteers, donations of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community and contributing to the success of future Festivals. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you!