Latest news: APRA annouces that the 'Songwriter Speaks Session' at the festival will feature Anika Moa.
On-line ticket sales are now available and will run until January 10, 2013. Take advantage of the early bird discount!
The 2014 Auckland Folk Festival will be held at the Kumeu Showgrounds January 24-27th.
Headline Guests for the 2104 festival are:
10 String Symphony - Nashville duo Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer bring a mutual love for the range and depth of the 5-string fiddle along with soulful harmonies.
Ned Clamp and Pat Smith - Nurtured in the rolling foothills of the lower Rhondda Valley; and dumped on an unsuspecting public in the cunning guise of an energetic mixture of Welsh and American songs and tunes, skilfully played on concertinas, guitar, spoons and harmonicas.
Dan Walsh - Extraordinary UK banjo player, singer and guitarist. You'll hear some bluegrass but you'll also hear anything from funk, middle eastern, Irish, Latin and some fine songs from the man regarded by UNCUT magazine as 'the real deal'.
Mark Mazengarb - An internationally recognised acoustic guitarist, currently based in the USA where he tours full time. Mark has worked with several well-known groups on the NZ folk scene (Beyondsemble, Fiddlelore etc). Come out to hear some of NZ's finest guitar playing, tunes, songs and more!
Penman McNeill Alley - Chris Penman, Bob McNeill and Dave Alley have joined together to produce truly beautiful music. Expect haunting Scottish ballads,engaging, original songs of life and times in Scotland and America,comtemporary favourites -all performed with stunning vocals, exquisite guitar work and riveting percussion.
Tamlin - Eclectic is the word that best sums up Tamlin's repertoire and musical approach. Their set-list is a mix of dance tunes and song from the British Isles to the Balkans, from the USA to New Zealand.
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.