Latest news: 2015 line-up announced!
Other Roads - based in the UK, they are back for the 2015 festival as a headline guests; these talented musicians draw upon ther diverse backgrounds in 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 compositons.
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.