The renowned “masters of Tibetan Buddhist tantric ritual” will be resident artists at the NSW music event.

This year for the first time, the Tyalgum Festival will play host to the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. Described as “masters of Tibetan Buddhist tantric ritual,” the Gyuto Monks have been touring annually to Australia since 1994, but this will be the first time they have been showcased in a music event like Tyalgum. For over 20 years, the Tyalgum Festival, located in the Tweed Valley in northern NSW, has offered music-lovers exceptional performances in picturesque surrounds. 

This year’s programme features international musicians alongside local talents presented in six mainstage concerts, several smaller “pop-up” performances, special talks and workshops, and exhibitions. Among the homegrown artists performing this year are tenor Andrew Goodwin, Queensland’s chamber orchestra, the Camerata of St John’s, internationally acclaimed percussion soloist and new music champion, Claire Edwardes and Ensemble Offspring, period performance experts Ironwood, and harpsichord virtuoso Neal Peres da Costa.

Known for their traditional harmonic singing and meditation techniques, the six Gyuto Monks will be residents over the festival period, not only performing but also offering workshops for children and adults in art and meditation, as well as...