Sydney Folk Festival Postponed

Our SydFolkFest21 Team has recently met to assess the current situation in NSW concerning the spread of COVID-19 and whether we are in a position to stage the Sydney Folk Festival over the weekend 13-15 August.

With cases increasing in Greater Sydney it is anticipated that the current lock down will be extended and thereafter that tight restrictions will be imposed regarding people movement and gatherings. There may also be a degree of hesitancy about attending events until there is a higher percentage of the population fully vaccinated. The present situation is volatile and unpredictable and the health and wellbeing of all involved must come first.

With this in mind we have decided to postpone SydFolkFest21 rather than cancelling it and are currently considering options for later in the year. We have great support from the City of Sydney and will reassess the situation as things begin to improve.

In the meantime we have now announced all our brilliant SFF21 performers. Visit the WebPage to see the full line up including those pictured below: L-R: Fiona Ross, Austral, The Fallen Robins, Christina Mimmocchi and Greg White and Sullie.

The impact of this health crisis is being hard felt across all our folk communities and we want to thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. We will keep you informed regarding a rescheduled event or any decisions as they come to hand so please stay connected. Let’s cross fingers that this lockdown is not unduly protracted and that we can get back to enjoying music and social events in the very near future.

Please Note: Ticket sales are temporarily on hold and will reopen once we have dates for our rescheduled SFF21.

A Celebration of Folk Music, Culture and Community

Showcasing the diversity of folk with bespoke concerts, workshops, interactive sessions, dance and spoken word programs. Check out the videos below for a taster. New clips every week.

Get Your Folk On!

Are you joining us for SydFolkFest21? There’s no better way to find your folk.  Whether you like it a little bit trady, a little bit revival or spiced up with modern grooves and catchy hooks you’ll find plenty on our program to get your folk on. Styles come together often fusing elements of rock, classical or jazz to create emerging contemporary folk genres. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss.

Here’s a brilliant merging of styles

Where to Find SydFolkFest21

SydFolkFest21 will have two main Festival hubs in Surry Hills not far from Central Station and within 700m walking distance of each other. Our main hub is the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir St where you’ll find two concert venues and our workshop and dance spaces. Our second hub is the Gaelic Club, 1/64 Devonshire St hosting a range of events throughout the weekend.

Here’s a favourite from The New Graces

SydFolkFest21 – Program and Artists

Not long to go until SydFolkFest21 comes around we are delighted to have announced more artists for the festival. It’s a wonderful and diverse lineup of performers and we know you will be spoilt for choice.

We simply cannot wait to share more with you including the final program and are looking forward to seeing you all in August. Whether you love acoustic folk, blues, roots, bluegrass, Celtic, country or music that expresses one of the many folk traditions from our own back yard to those from around the world we’re sure you’ll find music and folk culture to engage your senses and delight. Stay connected as more announcements are coming your way soon.

SFF21 reserves the right to add, withdraw and/or substitute artists or change scheduled program times as circumstances deem necessary.

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The Sydney Folk Festival is organised by the Folk Federation of NSW – supporting folk music and the folk arts in NSW and beyond.

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SydFolkFest21 offers many opportunities for you to support us in the delivery of our exciting and diverse festival program. If you’d like to be part of the team use the link below to access our Volunteer Application.

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Our #SydFolkFest21 Team met recently to assess the current situation in Greater Sydney concerning the spread of COVID-19 and has decided to postpone the festival. To see more visit https://www.sydneyfolkfestival.com.au
In the meantime we have now announced our full lineup of performers including Fiona Ross Music, Austral, The Fallen Robins, Christina Mimmocchi, Sullie and more so check out the full list.

Our #SydFolkFest21 Team met recently to assess the current situation in Greater Sydney concerning the spread of COVID-19 and has decided to postpone the festival. To see more visit www.sydneyfolkfestival.com.au
In the meantime we have now announced our full lineup of performers including Fiona Ross Music, Austral, The Fallen Robins, Christina Mimmocchi, Sullie and more so check out the full list.
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It's such a shame because this wonderful festival was a return to a bit of the old Sydney I used to know & love where everyday people could socialise & enjoy quality entertainment in the heart of town. It's a sensible decision given the difficult circumstances. Hopefully we'll all get together soon. I really miss my folky mates. Take care all 💛💚🪕🪕🧡❤️

Good things are worth waiting for. 🙏✨ We’re excited to be a part of it when it happens!

Sad news but fingers crossed the postponement date will be sooner, rather than later.

Thanks for making the tough decision. It will be all the sweeter when we finally gather again.

Thoughts with you all Such a difficult time but the right call xxx

Very sad but absolutely the right call. Thanks for all your hard work

Totally understandable. Best wishes to the committee and musicians.

So sad and much respect to all on the Folk Fed organising committee. All the hard slog. We will all look forward to the new dates.

Thinking of you all x So sorry to hear that you had to postpone the festival x Stay safe Sydney friends! Hope you’re able to celebrate music 🎶 all together really soon x 🙏 Here’s a little lockdown song for you all 🎶 Hope it makes you smile x youtu.be/tTh4NfxCBSI x Big 💜 S&S🎶🌈

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To celebrate NAIDOC Week #SydFolkFest21 is delighted to welcome Milan Dhiiyaan to our 2021 festival.  Led by Wiradjuri/Wailwaan songwoman  Nyimirr and Wailwaan/Yuin songman Millmullian, Milan Dhiiyaan means “One Family or One Mob”. These two senior cultural educators will share songs and dances telling stories about their ancestors, their country and their dreaming.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week #SydFolkFest21 is delighted to welcome Milan Dhiiyaan to our 2021 festival. Led by Wiradjuri/Wailwaan songwoman Nyimirr and Wailwaan/Yuin songman Millmullian, Milan Dhiiyaan means “One Family or One Mob”. These two senior cultural educators will share songs and dances telling stories about their ancestors, their country and their dreaming. ... See MoreSee Less

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