How to see The Gathering Celtic festival at home

If you're missing events then check out this new virtual festival that is going on right now in the Heritage City.
21 May 2020
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

While The Gathering was cancelled this year, the fun will go on thanks to an augmented reality experience you can do from home!

Ipswich Festivals have launched the Festival of 4 Walls which is bringing the Scottish experience into your living room.

The Gathering Augmented Reality

Musical pieces featuring the City of Ipswich Pipe Band and local artist Wild Eyed Wonder will be shared on the Ipswich Festivals Facebook page and a video teaching you how to cook haggis nachos!

The Gathering launched a new format for their Celtic Festival last year at the Ipswich Showgrounds featuring highland dancing, celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment as well as strong man style Highland games.  The festival plans to come back next year.

Discover Highland Games at The Gathering

The Festival of 4 Walls has also released an Ipswich Show animation for anyone missing the annual show.  And just by taking a photo or video within the app you can win one of 10 show packs and tickets to next year’s show.  Send your pics in by Sunday May 24.

Ipswich Show 2016

There will also be the opportunity to tour a Great House of Ipswich virtually and some backyard fun with the Broncos helping to get kids active in the backyard streamed.

And check out live streamed shows featuring Ipswich musicians as Studio 188’s popular Live! at the Baptist becomes Live Streamed! at the Baptist – also on the Ipswich Festivals Facebook page.

See the Ipswich Festivals website for details on how to download the augmented reality experiences and more information on the Festival of 4 Walls.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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