We hope everyone enjoyed the festival! Many thanks to the all of the musicians who help to make the festival a unique experience. A very special thanks to APRA for sponsoring Anika Moa for the 'Songwriter Speaks' session.
Congratulations to Tattletale Saints on winning the RMNZ Tui Award for the Best Folk Album.
Vitoria Vigenser was presented the Frank Winter Award.
On-line guest applications are now open and will run through the end of March. For the 2015 festival, we will be hosting a special event celebrating the 100th birthday of Ewan MacColl. Anyone interested in contributing, please contact the Festival Committee.
The 2015 festival will be held January 23-26th.
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.