A message from the Victorian Seniors Festival

Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, social isolation restrictions and the high risk to older people, this year the Victorian Seniors Festival is being brought direct to your home through online performances, interviews and story-telling. Starting 30 April and running all the way through to the end of October, new broadcasts will be released each week.

Watch the broadcast

2020 is the Festival’s 38th year. We invite you to get in the groove– with performances from many of your favourites and some new performers for you to enjoy.

Working to social distancing rules, Tristan and Bec meet and host our performers from the comfort of their own homes using technology in ways we never knew were possible.

We’ve had a lot of fun creating and reimagining the Festival for you, and we hope you enjoy it, sing along and get in the groove!

Find out more about the broadcasts via the active PDF – click on the individual photos of the performers to go straight to that video.

Radio Reimagined!

From the beginning of July until the end of October 2020 the Victorian Seniors Festival is presenting free radio programs for you to enjoy. With so many of us spending time at home, radio is even more important. It is a wonderful medium for music and storytelling and the Festival is excited to be producing radio for seniors and their friends and families to enjoy.

The Victorian Seniors Festival Radio Reimagined programs include:

  • Music and entertainment features from nostalgia to contemporary artists
  • Radio plays – from new recordings of long-established works by Alan Hopgood and Agatha Christie
  • New plays commissioned by the Victorian Seniors Festival
  • A fantastic mix of spoken word, poetry and prose from Australian writers and performers

How can you listen:

  • If you like to go online, all the programs are available for you to enjoy and revisit anytime by podcast at the Seniors Online website
  • If you can’t access the internet, the Festival is also distributing all the radio programs to Victorian community radio stations for them to broadcast. The Festival will be advertising various community radio station schedules in the August, September and October issues of the free The Senior newspaper, or you can call the Seniors Card team who will send you out a schedule of radio stations broadcasting the Festival radio programs from late July onwards: 1300 797 210