Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic the 2020 Folk by the Sea festival in the beautiful NSW South Coast town of Kiama has been cancelled.
The Illawarra Folk Club Inc, who organises the event, are hoping things will be better in 2021 to plan for the 7th festival currently scheduled for 24-26 September 2021.
Artist's expressions to perform should open in December 2020 assuming there are no changes to the 2021 festival dates.
Volunteer applications will open in June 2021.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
FOLK by the SEA is an intimate folk festival style event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over 3 days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole. This event replaces Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge.
The event is a combination of ticket only entry (Friday and Saturday and Sunday) featuring 50 artists from overseas and all around Australia in 140 concerts at Kiama Showground in Kiama Pavillion and surrounding venues.
There will be 9 venues at/near Kiama Showground for the Friday , Saturday and Sunday events. Camping is available at the showground as well other quality accommodation in and around Kiama.
Special 10% Accommodation Discount for 3Day Festival Ticket customers at Terralong Terrace. Refer Kiama - Where to stay
Special Deal : Hire a PerfectBreakCaravan in Kiama. Refer Kiama - Where to stay
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.
Join the email list (on right) to receive regular information about Illawarra Folk Club concerts and the Illawarra Folk Festival (January 2021).
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.
VIEW THE FULL PROGRAM ONLINE
- VIEW THE PROGRAM BY ARTIST PLAYING TIMES
- VIEW THE PROGRAM BY TIME ORDER
- VIEW THE PROGRAM GRID - PDF FILE
Here are the 52 artists performing at the 2019 Folk by the Sea:
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS
Across The Great Divide (NZ), Amie G, Buck & Deanne, Cameron Jones Trio, Chris Matthews (WA), Co-cheol (Vic), Eddie Nuardo (Vic), Enda Kenny (Vic), Fly Little Sparrow (Qld), Fred Smith (ACT), Genni Kane & Jon Wilby with Christian Prusiak, Good Tunes, Highlander, Justin Bernasconi (Vic), Kate Delaney & Denis Tracey, Medusa's Wake, Narrownecks, Neil Murray, Nerida Cuddy, Oh Reach, Robyn Sykes, Roolya Boolya, Rusty & The Saint, Saoirse (Vic), Steve Wilson - Concertina Man, Stonybroke, Stuns'l Booms (Tas), The Dixie Chooks, The Thomsons, Tim Moore (SA), Tinman (Vic), Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin
Carefree Road Band, Chord-eaux, Dear Violet, Jessica Grainger, JOCEAN, John Tubridy Trio, Katandra Women’s a cappella, Kiama Pipe Band, Me & Pete, Murmur, No Such Thing, Peter Willey, Poncho Green, Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar, The Con Artists, The High Country, The Water Runners, Three Sixty, Trilogy, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret
Tickets for 2019 on sale now. Enquiries call 1300 887 034.
Limited camping will be available but only with the festival pass! Campsites are now sold out.
You can still purchase share camping with a friend who has already purchased a campsite.
This year Sunday events will be ticketed and will be held at the Pavillion in Kiama Showgrounds.
The cost of the Sunday ticket is only $30.
If you buy an Earlybird ( Fri/Sat/Sun ) ticket you can save a whopping $30 on the gate price - why wouldn't you want to save the cost of a Sunday ticket?
So grab a bargain. Don't wait ....tickets are limited
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