This year is a momentous occasion for the Four Winds Easter Festival, which has attracted a huge amount of support and acclaim across the country.
Not only is it the 20th festival it is also the first to be held on an annual cycle as previously the event, which has drawn nationally and internationally renowned artists to its pristine setting south of Bermagui, has only been held every second year.
The festival starts on Thursday, April 18, runs to Sunday, April 21 and is jam-packed with inspiring artists.
Four Winds executive director David Francis said in addition to programming at the organisation's Barragga Bay Sound Shell - which he expects 1000 people to visit each day - there are also pop-up events, workshops and house concerts.
"It's really a way for people to discover new work, the joy of coming to Bermagui and experiencing music on their own terms in this fantastic place," he said.
He said the number of sold-out workshops showed audiences wanted to engage and become part of the festival.
"They are a discerning audience. They want to explore with their friends and get to know the artists," he said.
Mr Francis said a major event will be the free community concert at Dickinson Oval, Bermagui from 5pm on April 19 that celebrates historical musings and events relating to Bermagui's fishing and coastal heritage and features stories from members of the community with original dance and music.
Another highlight will be the afternoon of April 21 at the Barragga Bay Sound Shell with Beethoven in the Bush from 1-4pm.
It is a triple-bill show featuring award-winning pioneers in the composition of innovative Australian vocal music Coco's Lunch, one of the country's brightest and most versatile string quartets the Enigma Quartet with Riley Lee on the shakuhachi, and one of Austria's most remarkable musical personalities pianist Stefan Vladar.
For program details and tickets click here.