The Illawarra Folk Festival is currently scheduled 19 to 22 January 2023.

A review of the festival format and size is currently underway with consideration to COVID-19 pandemic management.

Artist applications are not open yet.

2022 Illawarra Folk Festival Cancelled

Considering the uncertain times due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the Illawarra Folk Club, who run the Illawarra Folk Festival at Bulli Showground, have had no choice but to cancel the next festival which was scheduled for 13-16 January 2022. We are hugely disappointed.

By this stage, in ‘normal’ times, we would be well underway with site planning, programming, marketing and finalising artist bookings. In addition to this factor the actual risk of outlaying of hundreds of thousands of dollars and the potential health issues for our volunteers, artists, stallholders, suppliers and patrons is not prudent. And there have been no forthcoming lifelines to guarantor the event, despite asking.

We are hoping things will be better next year to plan for our 36th festival to be held from 19-22 January 2023.

Take care.

David De Santi, Artistic Director
14 September 2021

2020 Illawarra Folk Festival (held in January)

Click on the image below or here to view the full 72 page 2020 colour Souvenir Program to get a sense of the last festival.