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Festival Info


The Festival returns 4–7 May 2023. Browse the full program here.

Program Changes

Ticketholders will be notified of major changes via email and they will be noted on our website.

Program guide

Check out the full program online; flip through a digital version or PDF; or pick up a copy of our program guide in The Age on Saturday 25 March (Melbourne Metro area only).

First Nations Curators

This year’s festival is enriched by self-determined programming from two leading First Nations Curators — Tony Birch and Ellen van Neerven.

COVID Safety

MWF will be managed in accordance with the Victorian Government’s latest COVID-safe settings and restrictions. Should conditions affecting events change, we will update our website and be in touch with ticketholders. Find out more.


MWF is committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy the programs we offer. We work hard to remove barriers and increase access to our live and digital events. Find out more.