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ABOUT FOLK by the Sea

The festival is currently under review as to whether it will continue. A number of key volunteer roles need to be filled.

If you are interested in volunteering please complete the volunteer form. Click here

If the festival proceeds Artist Expressions of Interest to Perform will open in late February and close 30 March 2024.

Volunteer applications will open in April 2024.   Click here

Previous Festival Details

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

The event will be with ticket only entry and will feature around folk music artists from around Australia in 5 venues at the Kiama Showground Pavillion and surrounds.
Onsite camping is not available at the showground this year. There are a number of nearby caravan parks as well as 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.

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

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.

2023 VENUE MAP

2023 ARTISTS

ALJAMIA / BLANCHE / CHA CHA DEL MAR / CHLOE & JASON ROWETH / CORN NUT CREEK ( VIC) / EAST OF WEST ( QLD) / ENDA KENNY (VIC) / FELICITY  DOWD / FLY LITTLE SPARROW (QLD) / FRANKI & ALBERT / GLENN SKUTHORPE / GOOD TUNES SESSION (QLD) / GUMARAA / JOHN RALPH (WA) / KIAMA PIPE BAND / KIAMA SEA SHANTY BAND / L J PARKS (TAS) / MAD KELPIE PLAYDATE / MICROWAVE JENNY (VIC) / NERIDA CUDDY / PETER WILLEY / REDFERN SHANTY CLUB / REMEMBERING JOHN DENGATE / RHEINBERGER & WILSON / ROBYN SYKES / RUSSELL CHURCHER / RUSTY & THE SAINT / SARAH HUMPHREYS / SCROGGIN (ACT) / SOUTHERN CROSS BUSH BAND / STONYBROKE / THE CON ARTISTS / THE FALLEN ROBINS / THE WATER RUNNERS / TODD COOK (VIC) / TRIBAL JEWELS DANCE / WE MAVERICKS / WIL LINDER

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    The Club also presents the annual Illawarra Folk Festival held in January at Bulli.

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