The 2015 festival was a real success. The weather cooperated and the music and dances were enjoyed by all!
Our recyling program got off to a shaky start. We learned alot and plan to make improvements to the program for 2016. We are committed to recycling.
Congratulations to Great North for winning the 2015 Tui Award for the best Folk album, 'Up in Smoke'.
Latest news: On-line applications for the 2016 festival will be open February 1st and will run through the end of March.
About the festival...
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.
In response to requests, a recycling station will be available on site this year. We encourage everyone to recycle and help us diminish the amount of rubbish that goes to the landfill. And of course, we encourage all festival-goers to take their rubbish and re-cyclables home!