32nd Illawarra Folk Festival | PLUS SPECIAL OFFER

The Illawarra Folk Festival is an annual event presented by volunteers from the Illawarra Folk Club. This is the largest folk festival in NSW, with more than 150 acts performing at 13 venues over four days.


Set in the stunning Northern Illawarra escarpment, the 32nd Illawarra Folk Festival is 4 exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and celtic music and poetry, comedy and dance thrown in for good measure.

The festival has long attracted international and national performers, who have helped establish it firmly on the national music calendar.

Overview of Events

  • Wednesday – Opening Bush Dance and Session
  • Wednesday / Thursday – Folk School MORE DETAILS
  • Thursday – Dinner Italian Style, Great Gut Busting Tripe Dinner and Concert, Charity Day, Taster and other concerts
  • Friday / Saturday / Sunday – All 13 venues in full swing until Midnight
  • Saturday / Sunday – Green Music Train from Sydney to Bulli MORE DETAILS


Have fun with friends – You can book campsites as a group but you must organise just one booking for all the sites and register your chosen group name eg Fred’s mates. Bookings must be either all in C1 sites or all in C2 sites.

Fringe Events

Fringe events include the Honk! Oz (15 to 17 January 2017), Folk Music School (11/12 January 2017), Green Music Train (14/15 January 2017), Tripe Dinner and Dinner Italian Style (12 January 2017) and more. Check the FRINGE EVENTS Calendar

View the Full Program including scheduled artist details.


When you purchase a ticket to the 32nd Annual Illawarra Folk Festival and enter the promo code ‘FestivalCD’, you will receive a Festival Souvenir CD (double CD with 42 artists) absolutely FREE!

Offer applies to all Adult 4 Day (with or without camping), Adult Weekend and Adult Day (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) Passes.

Offer expires midnight on Monday 9 January 2017.

Anyone using the promo code will be given their Festival CD when they arrive at the Festival. optimized-illawarra-folk-festival-line-up