Illawarra Folk Festival

January 13, 2017 Bulli , NSW (AUS)


Time : Various 12-15 Jan 2017
Venue : Bulli Showground NSW
Address : Bulli NSW
State : NSW
Zip : 2516
Phone : 1300 887 034
Contact Email :
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The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.

It commences Thursday with a Charity Concert and concludes on Sunday evening with a huge finale with the Festival Choir, Orchestra and special guests.

In 2017, the Illawarra Folk Festival will celebrate 32 years of presenting of live music.


The Illawarra Folk Festival originated at Jamberoo in 1985, and has grown to be one of the largest festivals in Australia run entirely by volunteers.   Now nestled in the northern Illawarra escarpment at Bulli, the festival presents approximately 150 performers over 4 days.

Performers, volunteers and audiences alike continue to return to our festival to experience and participate in the diversity of music and performances, and enjoy the intimate, vibrant, community atmosphere the festival has become renowned for.

As well as performances by some of the best national and international traditional acts, the program features a two day intensive folk school, workshops, sessions, dancing, the Youth Folk Traditions awards, instrument makers, poet’s breakfasts, the famous Mediterranean Lunch, the infamous Tripe Dinner and beautiful international cuisine and craft stalls.