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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 featuringΒ special guests - The Delta Riggs & Duncan's Brewing Co

After the sell-out spectaculars of 2022 and 2024,Β Bright’s annual midwinter festival, DARKER DAYS, rises from the ashes once againΒ 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 2024Β will be bigger, better, darker and diving deeper into winter than ever before, with three full days of events.Β 

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



THE MUSIC

One of Australia's most celebrated indie rock bands, The Delta Riggs (also dubbed theΒ 'nice guys of rock and roll')Β will headline Darker Days festival as part of their Australian-wide headline tour this year. They'llΒ 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 toΒ pour their latest and greatest brews for our beer-loving festival-goers.Β 

  • 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 KissedΒ (from 6pm) -Β 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) -Β 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 8Β andΒ 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 / WangarattaΒ 
  • 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.Β 

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 canΒ donate to the Bright CFA and show your appreciation by donatingΒ on theΒ Ticket page.

MORE INFO & FAQs

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


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Refund policy

In the event that Darker Days is cancelled due to COVID-19 or government requirements, the event will be rescheduled and all tickets will be rolled over to the new date. If ticketholders are unable to attend, once this date is announced, tickets will be refunded upon request. If ticketholders are unable to attend due to a government requirement to isolate due to COVID-19, or prevented from attending due to state border closures, tickets will be refunded. Tickets will not be refunded for change of mind or inability to attend, unless for the reasons specified above. Tickets can be given away or on-sold for a maximum of face value if the ticketholder is unable to attend. Please do not email requesting refunds for inability to attend which falls outside this policy, as refusal may disappoint. The event will proceed even in bad weather, unless unsafe to do so. Tickets will not be refunded in the case of bad weather, unless the event is cancelled for safety reasons.