The Gathering 2022

Festivals and Celebrations

21 May 2022 to 22 May 2022 Annual Event

The Gathering brings the wider community together in celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance.

In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors.

Celtic music and dance lost arts, and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Cornish Celtic cultures.

Visitors can also sample Haggis, learn how to play the bagpipes, and even participate in strong man style Highland games, featuring the iconic caber toss.

Bring the whole clan along and discover the Celtic heritage and historic Ipswich at The Gathering at Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre.

The Gathering is sponsored by their foundation partners the Ipswich City Council and the City of Ipswich Pipe Band, along with event partner Tourism Events Queensland, media partner Bishopp, and other supporting partners.

A full weekend of Celtic Spectacular with gates opening 11 am Saturday 21 May 2022, and 9 am Sunday 22 May 2022.


Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Kiosk Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet


From AU$15.00

General Admission per day: $15 at Super Early Bird prices; $20 at Early Bird prices; and Normal $25 pricing applies after 30 April 2022.

Full weekend tickets available. See website for ticket release dates.

Event Dates

Annual Event

21 May 2022 to 22 May 2022

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