Byron Writers Festival – First guests announced and Early Bird tickets on sale today!


Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to announce a tantalising insight into what is gearing up to be another outstanding Festival. Below are just a handful of the 140 writers, thinkers and commentators who will be heading to beautiful Byron Bay this 3-5 August.

Early Bird tickets for Byron Writers Festival are now on sale and if history is any indication, they will sell within days. We recommend that you take advantage of this Early Bird offer before the full program and full-priced tickets are released on 13 June.

The 2018 line up includes… Manal al-Sharif, Anne Aly, Jessie Cole, Michelle de Kretser, Robert Drewe, Eskil Engdal, Jane Harper, Tom Keneally, Miriam Lancewood, Hyeonseo Lee, Tracey Moffatt, Oliver Phommavanh, Tanya Plibersek, David Ritter, Tim Rogers, Kjetil Saeter, Lemn Sissay, Gregory Smith, Sarah Wilson and many more!

30 May
First guest announcement and Early Bird 3-Day passes general release. Available until midnight 12 June unless sold out prior.

Early Bird 3-Day General, $268
Early Bird 3-Day Members, $233

13 June
Full program announcement & all general release tickets, including 3-Day passes, 1-Day passes and separately ticketed Workshops and Feature Events.

3-Day General, $299
3-Day Members, $254
1-Day General, $132
1-Day Members, $111
Sunday’s Kids Big Day Out, $40/$60/$80 (1/2/3 children with 1 accompanying adult)
Sunday Locals’ tickets, $80, conditions apply*

Feature Event ticket prices range from free to $35
Workshop ticket prices range from $35 to $120 (full day), with member discounts available.

30 July – 2 August

3-5 August
Festival Weekend!

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