Festival Name: Sydney Folk Festival

Dates: Annually in August

Location: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Foundation Year: 2019

The Sydney Folk Festival is a vibrant celebration of folk music, bringing together a range of genres under the broad umbrella of folk. From traditional to contemporary styles, it embodies the spirit of folk music in its most inclusive form. The festival showcases diverse folk music traditions from Australia and around the world, creating a unique auditory experience. Past festivals have featured themed concerts, songwriters’ showcases, and performances emphasizing Australian bush music, Celtic and Irish folk, and other global traditions.

  • Diverse range of folk genres
  • Emphasis on community participation
  • Integration of various folk traditions
  • Youth Concert for emerging artists
  • Folk music concerts
  • Workshops and jam sessions
  • Participatory singing and music sessions
  • Youth concerts and artist showcases

Past Artists have included: The Bushwackers; Stiff Gins; Chaika; The Weeping Willows; Jaga Band; We Mavericks; The Paper Collar Pickers; The Bottlers; Super Rats; Pirritu; The Buttons; Dave Johnson; The Humbuckin’ Pickups; Scroggin; Riley Lee and Cliona Molins; The Good Behaviours; Raduga Trio; Kejafi; Chloe and Jason Roweth; Meremba; Forty Degrees South; Emma Foote; Rory Ellis and Christian Marsh (video below); Sean Cooper; The Fallen Robins; Felicity Dowd; John Dengate Tribute; Sarah Humphreys; Tony Eardley; Echo Deer; Song Brother; The Bush Music Club; Short Dented Potts; Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book; Sionnach.

Australian Folk Band Chaika

Website Address: Sydney Folk Festival

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Local Area Tourism Information: Surry Hills, nestled in Sydney, is known for its vibrant arts scene, exquisite dining options, and rich history. Visitors can explore trendy cafes, art galleries, and the famous Sydney Opera House. The area’s blend of urban charm and cultural landmarks makes it an ideal destination for tourists. Check out VisitAustralia.earth for Sydney tourist information.