Folk By The Sea Festival

Iconic Australian singer-songwriter Neil Murray heads a stellar line-up of 51 international and local acts for this year’s sixth annual Folk By The Sea Festival to be held from 27 to 29 September at the Kiama Showground.

Murray’s songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Missy Higgins and Powderfinger to Adam Brand and Jimmy Little, while his best-known song is Christine Anu’s version of his anthemic My Island Home. The song featured at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Folk By The Sea will also feature a two-hour Woodstock 50th anniversary tribute show on the Saturday afternoon, with The Carefree Road Band, The Water Runners and Buck & Deanne performing songs from 1969’s Woodstock Festival – arguably the most famous music festival of the 20thcentury.

This year all three days of Folk By The Sea are ticketed events at Kiama Pavilion and surrounding venues at Kiama Showground.

Early Bird three-day tickets are on sale now for $90 on the festival website or by calling 1300 887 034.

The festival is presented by the Illawarra Folk Club, with support from Kiama Municipal Council and Destination Kiama.


International and National Artists:

Across The Great Divide (NZ), Amie G, Buck & Deanne, Cameron Jones Trio, Chris Matthews (WA), Co-cheol (Vic), Eddie Nuardo (Vic), Enda Kenny (Vic), Fly Little Sparrow (Qld), Genni Kane & Jon Wilby with Christian Prusiak, Good Tunes, Highlander, Justin Bernasconi (Vic), Kate Delaney & Denis Tracey, Medusa’s Wake, Narrownecks, Neil Murray (NT), Nerida Cuddy, Oh Reach, Richard Grainger (UK), Robyn Sykes, Roolya Boolya, Rusty & The Saint, Saoirse (Vic), Steve Wilson – Concertina Man, Stonybroke, Stuns’l Booms (Tas), The Dixie Chooks, The Thomsons, Tim Moore (SA), Tinman (Vic), Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin

Local Artists:

Carefree Road Band, Chord-eaux, Dear Violet, Jessica Grainger, JOCEAN, John Tubridy Trio, Katandra Women’s a cappella, Kiama Pipe Band, Me & Pete, Murmur, Peter Willey, Poncho Green, Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar, The Con Artists, The High Country, The Water Runners, Three Sixty, Trilogy, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret


Ph: 1300 887 034