FOLK by the SEA is an intimate folk festival featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over 3 days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole. Now in its 6th year at Kiama, this event replaced Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge.
The event is a combination of ticket only entry (Friday and Saturday) featuring artists from overseas and all around Australia in 100 concerts at Kiama Showground and a free day of local folk artists on the Sunday at the Kiama Showground Pavillion and Kiama Bowling Club.
There will be 9 venues at/near Kiama Showground for the Friday and Saturday events. Camping is available at the showground as well as other quality accommodation in and around Kiama.
The 2018 Folk by the Sea artist list has been announced… and here they are:
International: Alan Reid & Rob van Sante (Scot) , Danny and Kate (NZ), Fiona Ross (Scot), Ken Nicol (Eng)
National: Glenn Skuthorpe, Kavisha Mazzella, Linda Mizzi and Band, Little Foot, Luke O’Shea, Mad Kelpie Playdate, Matt Katsis, Margaret & Bill Winnett, Michael-John Azzopardi, Mick Daley’s Alternative Fax, Nerida Cuddy, Pete Wild, Robyn Sykes, Rusty & The Saint, Seanchas, Snez, Stringline, Suzette Herft, Terry Fielding, The Dead Maggies, The Heart Collectors, The Honey Sippers, The Mutual Acquantainces, The Royal High Jinx, Willie and the Correspondents, Witches Leap
Local: AZ- I-AM, Chord-eaux, Dear Violet, John Tubridy, Ian Hayden & Kiama Ceili, Jessica Grainger, JOCEAN, No Such Thing, Sing Australia Kiama, Steampunk Vagabonds, The Lurkers, The Water Runners, Wally Byrne, Wolf Gordon, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret