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Equus - 2017 Read more Equus - 2017
Four Winds - 2017 Read more Four Winds - 2017
George and Noriko - 2017 Read more George and Noriko - 2017
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The Hillbilly Goats - 2017 Read more The Hillbilly Goats - 2017
Jay Wars and the Howard Youth - 2017 Read more Jay Wars and the Howard Youth - 2017
Junkadelic - 2017 Read more Junkadelic - 2017
London Klezmer Quartet - 2017 Read more London Klezmer Quartet - 2017
Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club - 2017 Read more Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club - 2017
The Outside Track - 2017 Read more The Outside Track - 2017
Tin Pan Orange - 2017 Read more Tin Pan Orange - 2017
Wallis Bird - 2017 Read more Wallis Bird - 2017
Winter Wilson - 2017 Read more Winter Wilson - 2017
Women in Docs - 2017 Read more Women in Docs - 2017
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2017 poster

2017 Poster

Created by Pedro Altuna and Shane Moon

2017 Program Available Now!

You can view the full list of 2017 artists and when they are playing.

You can view a grid version of the 2017 program by time and venue.

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If you're planning to come to the 32nd Illawarra Folk Festival and need quality accommodation then we suggest you book it via Destination Wollongong or call them on 1800 240 737. They are a Gold Sponsor of the festival and we all benefit if you go through their online booking system! They have lots of great accommodation between Coledale and Wollongong. The festival site at Bulli is about a 15 minute drive from the Wollongong CBD.


  • Glenn Skuthorpe

    Glenn Skuthorpe

  • Tin Pan Orange

    Tin Pan Orange

  • Tim O'Brien

    Tim O'Brien

The 32nd annual Illawarra Folk Festival in January will feature a record 180 acts from around the world, across Australia and the Illawarra.

The festival, to be held at Bulli Showground in Wollongong's northern suburbs from January 12-15, will feature 19 international acts from Ireland, Scotland, England, Spain, Italy, Japan, the US, Germany, Canada and New Zealand.

2017 Artists Lineup Announced!

The World’s Music Comes to the Illawarra

The World’s music returns to the Illawarra Folk Festival from 12 to 15 January 2017 with it’s largest ever lineup of 179 artists in 13 venues. The party will held at the Bulli Showground, Wollongong, for the 32nd time.

The feature instrument is the banjo and the overall festival theme is The Open Road. There will be concerts and workshops celebrating them. Folk School and the Green Music Train are also back. Youth Folk participation is encouraged with the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra, Youth Tradition Awards and Youth Folk Concerts.


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