Youth Folk

Youth artists have a number of opportunities to play folk music at the 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival, but be early to apply!

Get a Gig – Play at the Youth Concerts

Youth artists (U25) will be able to apply until the 31 July 2019 for a chance to play a 30-minute set in the Youth Concerts on Friday or Saturday of the Festival. Youth performers will receive a free Day Pass. Youth performers under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent. One free parent pass will also be issued. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Join Our Big Band

Apply to be part of our national big band, Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra!  You can apply now to be part of the fourth performance at the 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival, or register your interest in being part of future Folkaphonic events.  Interstate participants can also apply for 20 Season Pass scholarships – hurry applications close 30 November!
Applications Open Now!
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Enter the Song and Tune Comp

Write a song or tune with cash prizes!
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Learn Folk

Join us at our amazing 2 day Folk School held 15-16 January 2020 with over 40 workshops planned with visiting folk musicians.
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Win a Folk School Scholarship

There are 20 Youth scholarships (18 years and under) available to participate in the 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival Folk School to be held 15/16 January 2019.
Applications close 30 November 2019.
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Play At The Awards

The 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival will feature the sixth Youth Traditions Awards to encourage and celebrate young artists who perform traditional folk songs and tunes.
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