Welcome to the Tortuga Festival! A daring new arts festival that is set to take place in Port Macquarie.

See the unbelievable art-deco Spiegel Tent “The Aurora” erected at Westport Park on the Mid North Coast for the first time.

The Original Good Time Merchants Daring New Arts Festival for Port Macquarie

The inaugural TORTUGA Festival takes place over the June long weekend, running from 10th – 19th June 2022. The incredible line up of circus, music, cabaret and comedy shows will take place in the beautiful art deco venue, the Aurora Spiegel Tent. Audiences can expect a variety of performances including the multi award winning Head First Acrobats and an evening of music with the darling of ABC Jazz (and formerly of Playschool fame), Monica Trapaga. Full programme to be announced at the end of April. No animals are used in this event.

In addition to the show programme there will be outdoor, roving performances and community workshops.

The festival is curated and produced by local boy done good and 13 times Guinness world record holder Gordo. Gamsby, who has travelled the world performing in the circus as a strongman and sword swallower. He met his circus performing wife, Lucy Frost (originally from the UK) whilst performing in Western Australia six years ago. After travelling the world they have settled back in Port Macquarie and now have a son, Spike (aged 2).

The Original Good Time Merchants Daring New Arts Festival for Port Macquarie

They want to share the fantastic experiences they have had at international, major arts festivals with the community here on the Mid North Coast.

Ticket prices from $40 for adult performances and from $25 for family shows from www.tortugafestival.com.au or follow us on social media @tortugaportmacquarie to keep updated with programme announcements and the latest news.