The 2025 Illawarra Folk Festival is scheduled for 17-19 January.

Artist applications will open late March and close 30 May 2024. Look for notification on the Facebook Page and here.

Stalls applications opening date to be advised.

General festival volunteer applications will open mid-2024. You can get an overview from here.

If you are interested in being part of the organising committee please send an email to info@illawarrafolkclub.org.au

2024 ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL (held 19-21 January)

Click here to view the 32 page Souvenir Program with daily program grids, artist performance times and biographies, Folk School schedule, venue information and more!

Click here to view black and white version (for home printing)
of the festival daily grid program

96 Acts, 8 venues, 228 concerts, workshops, sessions, dances
See below for links to various ways to the see program online.

Andy Irvine (Ire), Dallahan (UK), Ken Field’s Hoot Band (USA), Ryan Young (Scot), The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee (US), Tom Lewis (Ire), Winter Wilson (UK);
US folk contingent – George and Georgia, Glen Gardner, Mark Bishop Evans,
Rik Palieri, Sweet Tony, The Dirty Stay Out Skifflers;

Alana Wilkinson, Amaidi, Andie, Apolline, Black Joak Morris, Brendan Gallagher, Bush Music Club, Charm of Finches, Cigany Weaver, Coomba All-Stars, Darren Hanlon, Enda Kenny, Fiona Ross, Geoffrey W Graham, Good Tunes, Gusto Gusto, Handsome Young Strangers, Haystack Mountain Hermits, Hot Apple Band, Jarabi Band, Jessie Lloyd, Jordan Ireland & Purple Awekestra, Kay Proudlove, Lizzie Flynn & The Runaway Trains, Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields, Maypole with Molly, Mickey & Michelle, Old Folk, Peter Mace Bush Poet, Pirritu, Stiff Gins, Sue Ferrers Trio, Sydney Scottish Fiddlers, Ted Egan, The Inadequates, The Water Runners, Tim Scanlan & Mana Okubo, Tuck Shop Ladies, Vardos, We Mavericks, Wendy Snook

1140 Street Band, Carefree Road Band, Circus WOW, Combined Union Choirs, Curious Rendition Orchestra, Dru Yoga, FiddleDance Band, Gobsmacked, Illawarra Nature Story Songs, Junkyard Rascals, Kiama Shanty Club, Mally Moo’s Music 4 Minis, Mark Ballesi and Russell Churcher, Maurie Mulheron, Mumung, Nick Rheinberger, Rheinberger & Wilson, Robyn Sykes, Saplings, Shanties and Worksongs, Shalani, Singongo, Soul Flamenco Illawarra, Steampunk Vagabonds, Stonybroke, Story Beats, Sunday Morning Gospel, Super Kenny and Magnificent Manda, The Con Artists, The Grandkids, The Midnight Feast, The Morning Star, The Other Noonans, The Shield
Maidens and the Celt, The Swingaleles, Tia Wilson, Tribal Jewels Dance Company.



Playing times, biographies


View all 228 concerts, workshops, dances, sessions in time order


View the grid (time and venue) for Friday/Saturday and Sunday


Create your own advent


View the program (21 sessions) to be held on Friday


Map showing 8 venues and other locations

2024 Illawarra Folk Festival Souvenir Program – 32 pages