35th Illawarra Folk Festival gets green light

2020 Illawarra Folk Festival Artist Applications are now open

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival in 2020 will celebrate 35 years when it is staged at Bulli Showground next January.

The future of the State’s largest folk festival had been in doubt due to concerns over recent changes to State Government festival regulations, however the Illawarra Folk Club which organises the annual four-day event has received assurances that the festival is not considered “high-risk” and therefore its licensing and approval requirements will remain unchanged from this year.

“For our 35th festival we are looking to have around 150 acts presenting 320 concerts, sessions and workshops at next year’s festival, and we are looking for a mix of folk, world music, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music as well as the spoken word,” Artistic Director David De Santi said. “Our featured instrument will be the violin, which is certainly the most played instrument at folk festivals!”

Click here for General Artist Applications (closing 30 May 2019)
Click here for Youth Artists (closing 31 July 2019)

2020 Illawarra Folk Festival Artist Applications are now open

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