Welcome to the Auckland Folk Festival Website
Latest news: The festival committee is very excited about the line-up for the 2016 festival!
- Martin and Eliza Carthy
- Dan Walsh
- Mustered Courage
- Donna Dean
- Albi and the Wolves
- Gillian Boucher and Bob McNeill
- Chris Priestley and Unsung Heroes
- The Bollands
The date of the 2016 festival has changed to February 5-8, 2016 (Waitangi weekend). Since Waitangi day has been Monday-ized, this is a national three day weekend. The festival will still be held at Kumeu Showgrounds.
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 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, Gaidhealtachd, and Second Hand News.
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 respone 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 recyclables home!