The Auckland Folk Festival is New Zealand's largest folk music and dance festival. Come and celebrate the 48th annual festival at the Kumeu Showgrounds on Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
One of the oldest folk festivals in the Southern Hemisphere brings six stages of exceptional artists from here at home in Aotearoa.
Again we’ll be spoiled for choice as some of the best traditional and contemporary folk musicians and folk dancers from New Zealand come together to showcase our amazing genre. The Recorded Music Tui for Best Folk Artist is presented on Sunday, alongside performances from the finalists. Whatever your taste in folk music there will be something for you to savour. If you want to participate in one of the black board concerts or workshops, so much the better. If you’d rather dance the night away, then there are venues for you. And in the wee small hours don’t forget to wander round and catch some of the magic jam sessions and sing-alongs.
Food trucks will be cooking up a storm all weekend, offering up a wide range of options, along with something to quench your thirst. Our Kids Stage and Zone is growing year by year, and the ever popular Maze will be returning.
To absorb the friendly family vibe, try camping for the weekend. Immerse yourself in the centre of things, or choose a quiet camping area. And if you are not a natural camper, Kumeu is close enough to Auckland to come out each day. Children under 10 are free.
The Festival will kick off on the Friday evening at 7pm, and music will run til late on Sunday night. Keep up to date with announcements and information by following on Facebook, Instagram or joining our mailing list.
Auckland Folk Festival is committed to running a safe festival for all by following the Ministry of Health and other guidelines in respect of Covid 19. Buy your Auckland Folk Festival tickets with our assurance that if the festival is unable to occur your money will be refunded. If we are able to host the 48th Auckland Folk Festival and you are unable to attend due to Covid restrictions or public health guidelines your money will also be refunded.