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    Darker Days 2024

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    WINTER IS COMING. EMBRACE THE DARKNESS AT DARKER DAYS 2024

    Proudly supported by ARC'TERYX and featuring special guests - The Delta Riggs & Duncan's Brewing Co

    After the sell-out spectaculars of 2022 and 2024, Bright’s annual midwinter festival, DARKER DAYS, rises from the ashes once again on June 15, 2024.

    A celebration of all things dark and decadent – with a special focus on dark beer, live music and crackling bonfires – DARKER DAYS 2024 will be bigger, better, darker and diving deeper into winter than ever before, with three full days of events. 

    With festivities to enjoy across the weekend, Saturday’s Festival Day will light up Bright with 10 hours of live music, cold beer, hot food, artisan drinks & roaring fires.  



    THE MUSIC

    One of Australia's most celebrated indie rock bands, The Delta Riggs (also dubbed the 'nice guys of rock and roll') will headline Darker Days festival as part of their Australian-wide headline tour this year. They'll be joined at Darker Days by a carefully curated list of Victorian artists including:

    • Steph Strings
    • Nicky Bomba
    • Benny & The Big Wheels
    • Matt Sier

    THE BREWERS

    We are excited to welcome a very special international guest brewer to Darker Days 2024 an they'll be joined by some other special guests from around Vic and NSW to pour their latest and greatest brews for our beer-loving festival-goers. 

    • Duncan's Brewing Co (NZ)
    • Hop Nation (VIC)
    • Dollar Bill Brewing (VIC)
    • Dangerous Ales (NSW)
    • Bright Brewery (VIC)

    THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

    Friday, June 14:

    • Guided Brewery Tours & Tastings (12pm & 3pm) - TICKETED
    • Welcome Party with live music by Since We Kissed (from 6pm) - FREE

    Saturday, June 15:

    • Festival Day: 10+ hours of live music (12-10.30pm) - TICKETED
    • Hot Dawg Eating Competition (4.15pm) - FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Sunday, June 16:

    • Recovery Session with live music at Bright Brewery (from 12pm) - FREE

    GETTING HOME

    We want you to get home safely so we encourage you to make use of our After Dark Buses. These must be pre-booked BEFORE JUNE 8 and will leave the festival grounds at 10.45pm, immediately after the end of the festival and travel to a central drop-off point in each location:

    • Porepunkah / Ovens / Myrtleford / Wangaratta 
    • Wandi / Freeburgh / Smoko / Harrietville

    BUS BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 10, AND CAN NOT BE BOOKED ON THE NIGHT.

    Festival-goers are encouraged to carpool or travel by foot or pedal-power to the festival.

    TICKET PRICING

    Early Bird prices are available for those keen to lock in their plans early, as well as packaged discounts and bulk-buy discounts. See ticket options for all the discounts.

    Reduced prices are available for children aged 6-17, and kids under 5 are free. 

    KIDS + PETS

    Darker Days is a proudly family-friendly event and children are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities. But please, no pets - the event is not suitable for dogs or other pets (assistance animals are welcome).

    VOLUNTEER FOR A FREE TICKET

    Want a free festival ticket, beer, food and some swag (valued at $120)? Volunteer for 3+ hours to get your hands on one. Volunteer Here.

    DONATIONS

    Darker Days proudly supports the Bright CFA. The CFA are always on hand to ensure our firey festivities are conducted safely. You can donate to the Bright CFA and show your appreciation by donating on the Ticket page.

    MORE INFO & FAQs

    For more information about Darker Days, head to our website.


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