Castlemaine State Festival
V/Line is the principal sponsor of the Castlemaine State Festival and has partnered with the 10 day celebration of world class Arts and Culture since 2009.
The biennial autumn event draws in performers and artists from all across Australia and the globe; in 2011 almost 60,000 people visited Castlemaine throughout the festival.
More than 35% of Melbournians who went to the festival took the train, along with 15% of visitors from other parts of country Victoria, and with most shows and performances within walking distance of Castlemaine Station, V/Line plays a large role in getting people to the festival.
Our partnership also extends to specific events within the Festival; in 2009 and 2011 we sponsored the ‘Quiet Music in the Churches’ series and in 2013 we are supporting the Town Hall Music series and the Festival Club.
Click here for more information about the 2013 Castlemaine State Festival.
Australian Business Arts Foundation awardIn September 2009 the Australian Business Arts Foundation recognised V/Line and the Castlemaine State Festival organisers for the successful partnership with the QantasLink Regional Award for bringing high quality arts and culture to regional Victoria.
VideoHear from organisers and customers who attended the festival in 2009: