2016 Illawarra Folk Festival Artist Applications are open

Expressions of interest to perform at the 31st Illawarra Folk Festival are now open and will close 30 May 2015.


The Pearl Party is Over!

Our 30th Anniversary festival is sadly now over. What a party!

Lots of pictures and videos coming for the memories to last.

We're all having a rest now...

Advance Season Passes Flying Out Midnight 14 January

Getting an Advance Season Pass is cheaper than buying 2 day passes and you actually get entry for 4 days, but hurry, they fly out Midnight 14 January!



2015 84 page souvenir program available to view and download

The full 84 page 2015 Illawarra Folk Festival Souvenir Program is now available ONLINE, CLICK HERE

Announcing our 2015 Artist Lineup!

The Illawarra Folk Festival will be celebrating its 30th Pearl Anniversary in 2015, and the engine room is full steam ahead with plans for our greatest celebration and collection of Australian and overseas folk talent!

With 14 international acts, 74 national and 91 local Illawarra acts in 450 concerts, dances, workshops and sessions in 13 venues this festival will be a pearler!

Click here for the whole lineup


Illawarra Folk Festival 2014

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.

Established in 1985, the festival has long attracted international and national performers, who have helped establish it firmly on the national music festival calendar.

Each January around 9500 people flock to the festival site at Bulli Showground in the spectacular northern Illawarra Escarpment to enjoy more than 150 acts performing at 350 events over the four days, making it the largest folk festival in NSW.

The award-winning festival is organised by the Illawarra Folk Club and run entirely by volunteers. Apart from the superb music, the festival site offers a colourful array of international food stalls, festival bar and craft stalls, as well as on-site camping.

There is also two-day folk music school, and special folk music trains that feature live music for festival patrons on the journey from Sydney to Bulli.

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