Illawarra Folk Festival

Celebrating 34 years of presenting live music in the Illawarra region, the annual Illawarra Folk Festival returns from 17 – 20 January 2019.

Come along and enjoy four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.

Set in the spectacular northern Illawarra Escarpment in Bulli Showground, the festival has 11 onsite venues and is a family friendly village with action from early morning to late night.

With superb music from 140 international, national and local artists performing in over 400 concerts there’s also a colourful array of international food stalls, craft stalls and the festival bar.

The festival commences Thursday, 17 January 2019 with a Charity Concert and concludes on Sunday evening with a huge finale with the Festival Choir, Orchestra and special guests.

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Getting There & Onsite Camping

There is plenty of onsite parking and Bulli train station is a short walk away.

Catch the Green Music Train for an environmentally sound way to get to the festival.

You have the option to camp onsite or stay in top quality accommodation nearby.

Fringe Events

Fringe events include the Folk Music School (16/17 January 2019), Green Music Train (19/20 January 2019), Tripe Dinner and Concert (17 January 2019) and more.

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