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It is said that during the gold rush in Maldon, Castlemaine and the surround goldfields towns and villages there was a pub on every corner. One thing is for sure, the miners knew how to work hard and ...Read More
Castlemaine and the surrounding towns punch well above their weight when it comes to hosting quality musicians and theatre. Many touring artists choose to perform in Castlemaine over larger regional cities as is the draw of the bohemian lifestyle being created here.
But if you just rock up to town any old weekend you’re guaranteed to see excellent live music, the latest arthouse and blockbuster films at the historic and rejuvenated Theatre Royal, and a wide variety of musicians at many other local venues. Another favourite is Phee Broadway where local and visiting theatre groups can often be found treading the boards.
The region also proudly hosts the internationally renowned Castlemaine State Festival and other events like the Maldon Folk Festival, the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival and the Newstead Live Music Festival.
Mount Alexander Shire Council acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land comprising the Mount Alexander Shire Council area.
We pay respect to their Elders both past, present, and emerging.