Folk Festival artists applications now open
Artist Expressions of Interest to perform for the 28th Illawarra Folk Festival - 17-20 January 2013 are now open
New South Wales' biggest and most diverse folk festival is on again in January 2013.
For four days from January 17-20 the Bulli Showgrounds will be home to the 28th annual Illawarra Folk Festival – with its sensational line-up of folk, world, acoustic, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music, as well as poetry, dances, workshops, parades and sessions.
We are looking for folk music artists who will be part of the event and be involved not only in concerts but also sessions, singalongs, workshops, theme concerts, dances, children’s events where possible.
The Illawarra Folk Festival is an event which exubes friendliness, participation and having a good time with new and old friends.
We are getting ever increasing artist applications to perform at our Festival so we are looking to minimise the effort for artists to apply and for us to assess applications. We will have a 2 part process with the first stage being an Expression of Interest to Perform.
Please read through the information and instructions on the Artists Application & Remuneration Guidelines webpage prior to deciding to express an interest to perform.
We will also be holding our 10th Folk Music School to be held during the festival on 16 and 17 January 2013. We are looking for tutors and students.
We are also looking for artists who are interested in performing on the Green Music Train which will run twice on Saturday 19 and once on Sunday 20 January 2013.
Click here to go to the Performer guidelines and the application form.
Expressions of interest to perform close on 30 June 2012.
David De Santi / Russell Hannah / Graeme Morrison
2013 Illawarra Folk Festival Booking Committee
The festival begins on Wednesday evening (16 January) with a bush dance and concert, followed by an Charity Concert, Lunch Italian Style and the Tripe Dinner and Folk Concert on Thursday, the official start of the festival. Up to 12 venues will then operate from Friday morning to Sunday evening.
All fees quoted are to be totally inclusive of all costs such as GST, travel, visas, meals.
There are only a limited number of international performers we accept who generally are visiting Australia.
We DO NOT PROVIDE AIRFARES but minimal expenses.
International artists are also to arrange their own visas and travel arrangements to and from the festival.