Folk by the Sea

This newsletter has details about the forthcoming Folk by the Sea festival in beautiful Kiama (27-29 September) and the 35th Illawarra Folk Festival at Bulli (16-19 January 2020).

The Folk by the Sea full 28 page souvenir program is out! CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

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Planning for the 35th Illawarra Folk Festival is well underway with venues and a number of acts booked already including the return of Eric Bogle and a swag of international artists. The full list of artists is due for release at the end of September – in time for the early bird ticket release.

We are still taking Youth Folk applications – but hurry they close 19 August 2019. There are also other ways to be involved – Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra, Folk School Scholarships, Youth Traditions Concerts. Click here to apply.

2019 Folk by the Sea Souvenir Program available now!

The 28 page souvenir program is now available to view online.

Click here to view.

Hard copies will be available at the festival.

Earlybird tickets to save $30 on a 3 day pass ends Midnight 26th September 2019.

2019 Program Grid

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 7th year at Kiama, this event replaced Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge.

The event is a ticket only entry (Friday and Saturday and Sunday) featuring artists from overseas and all around Australia in 100 concerts at Kiama Showground environs, the Kiama Showground Pavillion and Kiama Bowling Club.

There will be 9 venues at/near Kiama Showground for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday events. Limited camping is available at the showground as well as other quality accommodation in and around Kiama.

The Performers

International and National : Across the Great Divide (NZ), Amie G, Buck & Deanne, Cameron Jones Trio, Chris Matthews (WA), Co-Cheol (VIC), Eddie Nuardo (VIC), Enda Kenny (VIC), Fly Little Sparrow (QLD), Genni Kane &Jon Wilby with Christian Prusiak, Good Tunes, Highlander, Justin Bernasconi (VIC), Kate Delaney & Denis Tracey, Medusa’s Wake, Narrownecks, Neil Murray (VIC), Nerida Cuddy, Oh Reach, Richard Grainger (UK) Robyn Sykes, Roolya Boolya, Rusty & the Saint, Saoirse ( VIC), Steve Wilson – Concertina Man, Stonybroke, Stuns’l Booms (TAS), The Dixie Chooks, The Thomsons, Tim Moore (SA), Tinman ( VIC), Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin

Local: Carefree Road Band, Chord-Eaux, Dear Violet, Jessica Grainger, Jocean, John Tubridy Trio, Katandra Women’s A Cappella, Kiama Pipe Band, Me & Pete, Murmur, No Such Thing, Peter Willey, Poncho Green, Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar, The Con Artists, The High Country, The Water Runners, Three Sixty, Trilogy, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Ticket Prices – [BUY TICKETS]

  • Earlybird Adult (3 Day – Fri & Sat &Sun) $90
  • Adult ( 3 Day – Fri & Sat & Sun) at gate $120
  • Youth (12-18yrs) (3 Day) $30
  • Child (U/12yrs) (3 Day) Free
  • Friday night Adult $30
  • Friday night Youth $10
  • Saturday Adult $70
  • Saturday Youth $25
  • Saturday Evening (from 5pm) Adult $40
  • Saturday Evening (from 5pm) Youth (12-18yrs) $20
  • Sunday Adult $30
  • Sunday Youth $10

We’d appreciate help with Volunteering if you can. Please fill in this form here

Here’s some useful information

Folk by the Sea is presented by volunteers from the Illawarra Folk Club is a non-profit incorporated association with the objective to present and encourage folk music and folklore as it exists in Australia and abroad, in all its most genuine, and valuable musical, social, historical, cultural and pleasurable forms.

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