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Sadly, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 Folk by the Sea festival in the beautiful NSW South Coast town of Kiama was cancelled.

The Illawarra Folk Club Inc, who organises the event, are planning to have a reduced 'Folk by the Sea' event over one day on Saturday 25 September 2021. This event will be called 'Folk With a View'. Hopefully Folk by the Sea can return as a 3 day event in 2022.

Artists will be selected by invitation only at this stage.

Volunteer applications will open in June 2021.


FOLK WITH A VIEW will be an intimate folk festival style event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music on Saturday 25 September 2021 in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole.

This event replaces the annual 3 day Folk by the Sea festival for 2021.

The event will be with ticket only entry and will feature around 20 folk music artists from around Australia in 2 venues at the Kiama Showground Pavillion.

At this stage camping at the showground will not be available. 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.

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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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