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16 May


UPDATE - 16 MAY 2022

At this stage the plan is to have the festival from 23-24 Septemeber 2022 and to rebook the artists that were cancelled from the 2021 festival.

Amie Grisold (Vic), The Button Collective, Chutney, The Con Artists, Dale Dengate & Bush Songs from A Woamn's Perspective, Daniel Kelly, Daniel J Townsend (Tas), the dixie chOOks (Vic), Fiddledance, Fly Little Sparrow (Qld), Jane Brownlee & Sam De Santi, John Tubridy & The Carefree Road Band, Judy Small (Vic), Kiama Pipe Band, Linda Mizzi Trio, Penny Hartgerink, Redfern Shanty Club, Robyn Sykes, Rusty & Friends, Saoirse (Vic), Shellie Morris (Qld), Stonybroke, The Water Runners

Tickets will be available from June 2022.

David De Santi, Artistic Director

ABOUT FOLK by the Sea - 2022

Folk by the Sea is an intimate folk festival style event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole.

The event will be with ticket only entry and will feature around 20 folk music artists from around Australia in 6 venues at the Kiama Showground Pavillion and surrounds.

Onsite camping at the showground is to be confirmed. There are a number of nearby caravan parks as well other quality accommodation in and around Kiama. Click for more information on local locations.

The festival is presented by volunteers from the Illawarra Folk Club Inc. who present regular folk music concerts in the Illawarra region and the world famous Illawarra Folk Festival.

Volunteer applications will open in June 2022.

Join the email list (on right) to receive regular information about Illawarra Folk Club concerts and the Illawarra Folk Festival (January 2022).

Kiama is about a 2 hour drive from Sydney on the South Coast of New South Wales. Motel and hotel accommodation online enquiries to be directed through the Destination Kiama website or telephone them on 1300 654 262.


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