From high-end entertainment to the expression of folk-life through grassroots activities Canberra’s multifaceted National Folk Festival is the ultimate celebration of all things folk. With a program designed to inspire, enliven and entertain, from traditional and contemporary grooves to the quirky and the endearing it features all the key elements that make people want to come from everywhere to be apart of it.
One of Australia’s longest running music festivals and described as 5 days in a perfect world the National Folk Festival is a multi-day celebration with an A-list of over 200 Australian and International acts across 18 venues. Populated with themed bars, food and market stalls, circus performers and roving musicians the Festival’s vibrant streetscape comes alive in a riot of colour, sound and enticing aromas while dance events, a dedicated KidszFest and craft workshops provide entertainment for the whole family. In a choose your own adventure scenario the one ticket ‘access all areas’ structure offers patrons freedom to explore the Festival’s attractions with the ability to venue hop to catch the big acts, discover the Festival’s intimate spaces or wander the markets and enjoy the atmosphere.
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