Youth Folk

Youth artists have a number of opportunities to play folk music at the 2019 Illawarra Folk Festival, but be early 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 third performance at the 2019 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 4 January!
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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 16-17 January 2019 with 48 workshops!
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Get a Gig

A chance to play a set on the Friday or Saturday of the festival in return for a Day Pass. Youth U18 performers need to be accompanied by a parent so a Free will also be provided for them. Applications closed 30 September 2018.
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Win a Scholarship

There are 20 Youth scholarships (18 years and under) available to participate in the 2019 Illawarra Folk Festival Folk School to be held 16/17 January 2019.
Applications close 4 January 2019.
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Play At The Awards

The 2019 Illawarra Folk Festival will feature the fifth Youth Traditions Awards to encourage and celebrate young artists who perform traditional folk songs and tunes.
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