Latest news: Folk Tui Awards Finalists Announced:
Flip Grater - nominated for her album Pigalle, a record which showcased a grittier side to her usual acoustic tendencies.
Great North - released their acclaimed third album Up in Smoke this year.
Rachel Dawick - The Boundary Riders tells musical stories about New Zealand's pioneering women.
The winner will be announced at the Auckland Folk Festival on Sunday, January 25, 2015.
On-line ticket purchase is now available.
Other Roads - based in the UK, they are back for the 2015 festival as a headline guests; these talented musicians draw upon the diverse backgrounds of Scotland, England, and Africa to create an exciting and original sound.
Reg Meuross - first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with The Panic Brothers and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says “allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction…
Into the East - Tui finalists from last year are back as guests! Their debut album 'Fight from the Inside', released last year, has drawn critical praise and picked up Album of The Year at the 2014 Southland Entertainment Awards.
The Remarkables - an entertaining acoustic bluegrasscountryswing band named after a distinctive mountain range miles from Auckland. Never heard of that bluegrasscountryswing? Well, they hadn't either until they tried it!
The Nukes - from beautiful west of Auckland, full of good humour and charm, and a certain something that makes audiences tap their toes, grin from ear to ear, and sometimes even shed the odd tear. This original New Zealand ukulele trio have quickly made a big name for themselves.
The Federal String Band - a four string band from New Plymouth that are heavily influenced by American roots music - bluegrass, country, blues, and folk. They perform "high-energy bluegrass, lonesome blues, heartfelt ballads and country-swing", including well-known standards and their own compositions.
Dance Displays by the Auckland Dutch Dancers and the Auckland Danish Dancers plus 10 dance workshops and 3 ceildh dances during the weekend.
The 2015 festival will be held January Friday 23 to Sunday 25th.
The Auckland Folk Festival is an annual festival of music, song and dance for the whole family. It takes place at the end of January on Auckland Anniversary Weekend at Kumeu Showground, northwest of Auckland. The festival is organised by members of Devonport Folk Music Club, Titirangi Folk Music Club, Auckland Bluegrass & Traditional Old Time Country Music Club, The City of Auckland Morris Dancers, and Gaidhealtachd.
Kumeu Showground is an ideal festival site, with a large flat camping area, plenty of parking, hot showers and both flush and portable toilets. On site catering is provided and off site, there are shops and restaurants within walking distance.