We’re gearing up for a huge Lorne Festival of Performing Arts with a change of date and an additional full day of exciting shows.

The new dates are Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October, with the Opening Gala moving to the Thursday night. This is during the school holidays, so we’re providing kids entertainment Friday – including a new ‘Family Gala’ – and Saturday daytimes, and grown-up shows at night. The closing Sunday will be a relaxing day with activities including an Open Mic and the After FOPA Party at the Bowls Club.

We had such a positive response to the Festival Friends program last year that we’re bringing it back. That means that if you become a Festival Friend, you’ll be the first to receive announcements of shows going on sale from next week, and be able to purchase tickets to all shows at a discount.

There will be other exclusive discounts available to Festival Friends over the festival too, including a 25% discount off food up to the value of $40 from Lorne Hotel.

So don’t delay – head here to be part of our exclusive Festival Friend program.