In 2021, Waimate Folk Festival will be held from Friday the 4th to Monday the 7th of June at Gunns Bush Camp, Waimate. The theme for 2021 is 'Wild West'.
Come join us and take your spot as our special guest! Bring an act prepared as a group or solo and fill a 20-minute slot, or devise something at the festival. If you’re keen, put your name into the hat for the blind date concert, or just enjoy the music from the comfort of the audience.
Waimate Folk Festival sees Musicians both experienced and new from Christchurch, Dunedin, and everywhere in between. Come together for a weekend of music, dance and workshops in beautiful Gunns Bush, Waimate. Featuring the always popular Saturday night barn-dance, and of course the glitz and glam themed final night cabaret on Sunday evening including the highlight acts of the weekend.
Held every Queen’s Birthday Weekend (to include the first Monday in June); Waimate Folk Festival is a great occasion for performers of all ages and skills, from the beginner to the seasoned professional.
Registration includes three nights accommodation (or camping, for the hardy) and continuous entertainment and workshops from Saturday morning to Sunday evening (and the wee hours of Monday). Day passes are also available at $40 per day or $25 for a half-day ($15 and $10 for children).
Registration forms can be found on our website, or you can book via Eventfinda.
Meals are available to purchase for Saturday and Sunday nights.